Announcement / Statement

CBD and UNWTO Sign Memorandum of Cooperation [viewed]

September 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the margins of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3).

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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UNDP Administrator Receives MDG3 Torch and Commits to Focus on Gender and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDP1 September 2009: During a meeting with Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Toernaes, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark received a torch symbol of the Millennium Development Goal on gender equality and women empowerment (MDG3).

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UNEP Launches Seal the Deal Website [viewed]

© UNEP July 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a website – Seal the Deal (http://www.sealthedeal2009.org/) – to support the UN-led Seal the Deal Campaign.

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UNFCCC JISC Calls for Input on Procedures for Joint Implementation Programmes of Activities [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC's Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has launched a call for public input on procedures for JI Programmes of Activities under the JISC verification procedure.

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UN Secretary-General Celebrates Vienna International Centre Anniversary with Call to “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

28 August 2009: The UN Secretary-General's remarks on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre emphasized its historical contribution and the fact that it will continue to be a hub for addressing human security issues at the heart of Europe. He noted that the premises inaugurated last year possess state-of-the-art technology, which are greener and allow for the use of natural light, promoting a cleaner UN.

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Secretary-General Says Scientists and Intellectuals are the 'Key to New Green Economy' [viewed]

17 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the University Presidents' Forum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and Africa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that universities are “founts of ideas and innovation.”

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UNEP Partnering to Present “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning” During Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNEP18 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it will partner with Canada's Polar Cap Productions to present a climate change documentary, titled “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning,” in Copenhagen during the December climate change negotiations.

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UN/ISDR Says Landslide Impacts Can be Reduced [viewed]

© UN/ISDR 12 August 2009: According to the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR), the frequency of landslides is expected to increase as climate change exacerbates the intensity of rainfall, but their impact can be reduced.

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UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day: Climate Change Can Saddle Young People Everywhere with an Unjust “Ecological Debt” [viewed]

12 August 2009: In a message to mark International Youth Day, which is celebrated on 12 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change “continues to compromise economies [...] saddling young people everywhere with an unjust `ecological debt´.”

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