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This year, UN Day on 24 October will be celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with a video contest highlighting the ways in which people in the region are working towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on seven key themes. Video submissions for this contest should be uploaded to YouTube with the hashtags #UN4U and #AsiaPacific by 30 September 2016.

A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit held in June in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard) is a set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste. The standard comes as a growing number of governments, companies and other entities are making commitments to reduce food loss and waste.

A "Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Strengthening Local Capacities for Climate-resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone" was held from 30-31 May 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The Dialogue was organized by CAPSA and Network Activities Group (NAG) in collaboration with the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM).