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Main Milestones
2017
The Ocean Conference
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
1st Annual UN-DESA Energy Grant (2015) - Powering the Future We Want
UNDESA, 2015
by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

The 12 finalists that reached the top of the evaluation process represent a wide range of sectors, including the public and private sector, non-profit, research centres, women’s associations and micro-finance institutions. This group of 12 finalists is comprised of 11 independent organisations and one 3-way partnership, representing a total of 14 organisations. Each organisation maintains a unique set of expertise, while being bound by the common thread of a desire to increase access to modern energy services in an environmentally sustainable manner throughout the world.

The following section of this report highlights the mission and initiatives of each organisation. For these purposes, each of the 12 finalists have voluntarily submitted reports providing an introduction to the energy problem they seek to address; their approach to finding solutions; achievements made in the field; challenges along the way; and a discussion of future plans.

Through knowledge sharing and promotion of best practices, UN-DESA aims to encourage long-lasting partnerships and increase support for capacity development initiatives in energy for sustainable development by showcasing the commendable work of the 14 noteworthy international organisations.

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