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A monthly bulletin on a specific FAO event/symposium or a UN International Day related to one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
highlighting pertinent current and historic knowledge resources.



21 March
UN Day


International Day of Forests


3-5 April
FAO Rome


2nd International Symposium on Agroecology

Includes available for download:
Agroecology: reweaving a new landscape

2-4 May
FAO Rome


Global Symposium on Soil Pollution

Includes available for download:
Chapter 5 "Realms of soil" of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

8 June
UN Day


International Ocean Dayhttp://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/library/pdf/BulletinLibraryOcean.pdf

Includes available for download:
New Scientist, May 2018
Carpenter, E. J., & Smith, K. L, Jr. 1972. Plastic on the Sargasso Sea surface. Science, 175: 1240–1241.
Carpenter, E. J., Anderson, S. J., Harvey, G. R., Miklas, H. P. & Peck, B. B. 1972. Polystyrene spherules in coastal waters. Science, 178: 749–750002E.
Bean, M. J. 1987. Legal strategies for reducing persistent plastics in marine environments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 18: 357–360.
Thompson, R. C., Olsen, Y., Mitchell, R. P., Davis, A., Rowland, S. J., John, A. W. G., et al. 2004. Lost at sea: Where is all the plastic? Science, 304: 838.

16-20 July
FAO Rome



FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO24)

Includes available for download:
Report of the first session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO), Rome, 8-13 May 1972
Rapport de la premier session du Comite des Forests, Rome, 8-13 mai 1972
Informe del premier periodo de sesiones del Comite de Montes, Roma, 8-13 mayo 1972

12 September
UN Day


International Day of South-South Cooperation

Includes available for download:
South-South Cooperation beyond the myths: rising donors, new aid practices? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
The Bandung Conference / by A. Appadorai. - New Delhi : The Indian Council of World Affairs, 1955. - 31 p. ; 21 cm.
Rural reconstruction / Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction Organization. - v. 1(1) Aug 1966 - v. 1(4)  May 1967. - New Delhi : AARRO, 1966-1967. - vp. ; 25 cm.
The collected documents of the Group of 77. V. 1: Special anniversary edition / edited by Mourad Ahmia. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006. - 1250 p. ; 26 cm.