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Organised Crime Think Tank 

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Mary Young has been appointed as Co-Convenor for the Organised Crime Think Tank at the Cambridge University International Economic Crime symposium. In September, Mary will be talking on the subject of money laundering in Moldova at a closed session held on organised crime in Post-Communist Russia.
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UN Commission on the Status of Women 

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Jackie Jones has been elected Co-Vice-Chair of the UKNGO CSW Alliance and invited to meetings with the Government Equalities Office in preparation for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women annual meeting that took place at the UN in New York.
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Successful round table on Global Governance for Sustainable Development 

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The CLR's Environmental Law Research Unit hosted a very successful round table on ‘Global Governance for Sustainable Development: Focus on Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17’ on 9th June 2016 at Frenchay Campus, UWE. The event was organized and chaired by Evadne Grant, Onita Das and Elena Blanco, from the School of Law. The discussion focused on the final two, complementary, SDGs (SDG 16 dealing with governance, participation and accountability and SDG 17 addressing the means of implementing these objectives). 

The speakers were Dr Graham Long (Politics, University of Newcastle), Dr Ben Pontin (University of Cardiff), Dr Sam Adelman (University of Warwick), and Professor Duncan French (University of Lincoln). The roundtable was attended by members of the Environmental Law Unit including, Dr Svetlana Cicmil (Business), Dr Tom Appleby (FET), Ian Brooks (Computer Science and Creative Technologies) and Matt Montgomery (CH2M, Bristol).

The round table facilitated discussion on the topic and participants of the event successfully interrogated implementation of the SDGs, in particular the key issues of governance, participation, effectiveness and accountability from a range of perspectives.  Professor Jim Longhurst’s paper for the UWE Sustainability Board “Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Contribution of the University of the West of England, Bristol” was also tabled at the event.

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