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UNDP Equator Prize 2017 - Winners in Ocean Conservation and Sustainable Development

The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

New York, September 17—The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Leading thinkers, policy-makers, business and civil society leaders from around the globe gathered in The Town Hall theater in New York, hosted by the Equator Initiative partnership, to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary initiatives and innovations brought about by indigenous peoples and local communities from 12 countries.

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Equator Prize Ceremony to Honour Outstanding Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on September 17, Marks 15 Years of Equator Initiative

11 Sep 2017 - The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based s

11 Sep 2017 - The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development, in New York, coinciding with the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. This high-level event marks 15 years of UNDP’s Equator Initiative.

The award ceremony (http://www.equatorinitiative.org/ep2017/) will feature two representatives from each Prize-winning organization and music by Salif Keita, world renowned singer-songwriter from Mali. The other speakers at the event are:

The ceremony will discuss the global work being done to tackle poverty, environment degradation, and climate challenges and will highlight the innovative solutions of Equator Prize 2017 Winners, including:

Don’t miss the Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony! For more information or to reserve tickets please visit http://www.equatorinitiative.org/ep2017/

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Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative partnership, hosted by the 

The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative partnership, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of nature.

The 15 Equator Prize 2017 winners are protecting, restoring and sustainably managing marine, forest, grassland, dryland and wetland ecosystems. In the process, they have created several thousand jobs and livelihoods, improved food and water security for hundreds of communities, protected endangered wildlife, and decreased risks from natural disasters. The communities reinvest revenues generated by their initiatives into water supply, education, women’s economic training and other development goals.

Join us to celebrate the next generation of outstanding local community initiatives for sustainable development, on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly, in the iconic Town Hall Theater in Midtown Manhattan, close to Bryant Park and Times Square.

DATE AND TIME

Sun, September 17, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

The Town Hall Theater

123 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

To RSVP for the Award Ceremony, click here

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: http://www.equatorinitiative.org/ep2017/