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PAGE provides integrated and holistic support to countries on eradicating poverty, increasing jobs and social equity, strengthening livelihoods and environmental stewardship and sustaining growth. The programme is adaptive and aligns with national priorities to offer tailored and effective support to transform economies to advance the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

A joint collaboration between five United Nations agencies — the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) — PAGE seeks to work collaboratively, employing shared knowledge between UN agencies and country offices, funding partners and partner countries, to leverage collective strength, avoid duplication, and accelerate progress towards widespread inclusive, green and sustainable development. 

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PAGE partner countries receive services for policy development and implementation, capacity building and financing for inclusive green economy transitions, tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. It allows each country to develop its own pathway to an economy that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and equitable. PAGE is currently supporting 20 countries in their efforts for deeper economic reframing around sustainability. Over the last five years, more than 90 countries have benefited from the capacity-building and knowledge sharing services of PAGE.

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSION PANEL BY UN-PAGE AT STOCKHOLM + 50

PAGE side-event held on June 2 at @Stockholm +50 Conference revisited economics and finance to identify model solutions for accelerating the implementation of SDGs and tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature loss, pollution and socioeconomic inequalities.

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PAGE 2021 ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED

The PAGE 2021 Annual Report highlights achievements from the ongoing work in 20 partner countries. In 2021, PAGE remained focused on supporting inclusive, green recoveries and building alliances at the global and country-level for a joint delivery on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

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A GREENER AND MORE GENDER-INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

PAGE led by ILO and UNDP, conducted the training activities of market gardening groups and women who process agricultural and beekeeping products from the classified forest of Mbao. The Green Recovery Covid funds from Germany reignited the agroecology activity by empowering workers, most of which were women. 

Official launch of UN-PAGE programme in Guatemala

In January 2022, the PAGE programme was officially launched in Guatemala by the Vice Minister of Finance, in the presence of the UN Resident Coordinator and high-level representatives from line ministries, including those of the Environment and Economy. More than 150 participants from government, the private sector, civil society, local media, academia, and the UN community attended the virtual event.

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PAGE HOLDS 2ND DIALOGUE IN SERIES ‘ONE UN FOR ACCELERATING A FAIR AND GREEN ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION’ ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

On 2 November 2021, PAGE held the second dialogue of its series, “One UN for Accelerating a Fair and Green Economic Transformation” on 2 November 2021.  Following the first dialogue on green recovery, this second event focused on sustainable finance and welcomed more than 70 colleagues from across the UN system.

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GREEN RECOVERY ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY IN MAURITIUS THROUGH 'OPERATION COSHARE'

PAGE Green Recovery activities are officially in progress in Mauritius with Operation COSHARE (COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety and Resource Efficiency). With PAGE, Operation COSHARE is jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) and the Tourism Authority (TA).  

In efforts to address challenges brought on by the pandemic within the local tourism industry, Operation COSHARE is designed to enhance the capacity of employees in the sector through the promotion of health standards, protocols and aligning Mauritius as a safe destination for travelers.

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PAGE Summer School on Green Industry for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

PAGE Summer School course will address key policy responses required in responding to the global food crises triggered by war and share success stories of tackling the pandemic in rebounding industries and economies. It offers an opportunity to learn and exchange the practical tools and approaches that accelerate a green industry transformation.

ARGENTINEAN PRODUCTIVITY PLAN 2030 FOR INCLUSIVE AND GREEN TRANSITION IS ANNOUNCED

The government announced its "Productivity Plan 2030" entailing 10 "Missions¨ that will mobilize the country´s productive potential to tackle some of the country´s socio economic, technology and environmental challenges ahead.  PAGE and ILO country teams advocated before the Argentinean National Cabinet of Climate Change on the importance of Inclusive Green Economic transformation and creation of green jobs.

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G20 - Development Working Group discusses opportunities on the Green and Blue Economies

As Indonesia holds the presidency for 2022 G20 Summit, PAGE has been working with Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) to facilitate consultation processes to bring a green, blue, and low carbon economy into the Summit agenda. These segments have been gaining popularity in the country.

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MONGOLIA PROMOTES ECO AND CULTURAL TOURISM AT 2021 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MART

From 28- 30 October, 22-year-old 'International Travel Mart (ITM) 2021 was held at the Misheel Expo in Ulaanbaatar.  This year’s agenda for the ITM, organized by the Mongolian Tourism Associate, was “TOURISM FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH.”  An important event for both public and private sectors, the ITM serves as a platform to share tourism products and services with the general public and inspire future travels. 

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URUGUAY LAUNCHES 10-YEAR NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Uruguay’s new National Waste Management Plan was publicly launched on 7 October 2021, overall seeking to reduce waste streams destined for landfills, while also determining landfill closure and the installation of sanitary landfills. PAGE supported the design of the country’s new comprehensive plan, which has a ten-year scope and incorporates environmental, economic and social aspects. Its fundamental goals include the protection of the environment and the promotion of a sustainable development model, through the prevention and reduction of the negative impacts of waste generation, management and all stages of waste management.  

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PAGE E-COURSES WIN AWARD FOR CUSTOM CONTENT

UNITAR’s Green Economy and Trade and Green Fiscal Policy e-courses have won the Gold Award in the Best Advance in Custom Content category of the distinguished Brandon Hall group HCM Excellence Awards for 2020-21The Award underscores UNITAR’s role as one of the main players globally providing state of the art e-learning solutions and resources for free on green economy and climate change-related topics. The two interactive courses are part of PAGE’s Learning for a Green Recovery campaign and were launched in 2020.

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KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF TOURISM IN WEST AFRICA

The Agrhymet Regional Center (ARC) organized, in collaboration with PAGE Burkina Faso and UNITAR, a sub-regional webinar on April 12 under the theme: "Post-COVID19 Economic Recovery and Ecological Transition in West Africa. The case of the Tourism sector". 

INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN MAURITIUS

This report aims to enable an effective industrial solid waste management (SWM) and facilitate the development of a Circular Economy for the enhancement of enterprises' competitiveness in Mauritius.

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KAZAKHSTAN APPROVES 5-YEAR NATIONAL PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Responding to a request from the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources (MEGNR), PAGE provided technical support to the Ministry for the development of a 5-year national project "Zhasyl Kazakhstan" (or “Green Kazakhstan”), under PAGE’s green recovery support mechanism. The short-term, actionable nature of this policy document supports the creation of enabling conditions for sustainable economic growth and lays the foundations for a long-term green transition in line with climate ambitions and the SDG commitments of the country.

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BEYOND OPPORTUNISM: THE UN DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM’S RESPONSE TO THE TRIPLE PLANETARY CRISIS

The United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) and the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) have jointly developed this in-depth analysis to draw best practices and uncover the constraints experienced by UN Resident Coordinators (UNRCs) in relation to the Triple Planetary Crisis: nature, climate change, pollution. 

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Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice

Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice is a monthly interactive webinar series for the sustainable infrastructure community held on the second Wednesday of every month. Technical and case study presentations will focus on one of ten principles from UNEP’s International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure.

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