Announcement / Statement

UN Secretary-General Calls for Climate Change Adaptation at World Expo [viewed]

30 October 2010: At the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited MeteoWorld, a joint initiative by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the China Meteorological Organization.

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UN Secretary-General Visits 2010 World Expo [viewed]

31 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, on 31 October 2010, where he underlined that the Expo has provided "invaluable" ideas to tackle some of the biggest current challenges, including rapid urbanization, climate change and sustainable development.

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UNU and TIRI Sign Cooperation Agreement [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UN University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI) signed a memorandum to boost cooperation on research, testing and analysis related to industrial technologies research to support local enterprises to achieve sustainable development, promote recycling and reduce emissions.

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IDB Launches Public Consultations on Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a public consultation process on the draft of its Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy, including a series of workshops to be held in several countries in the region.

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IRENA Preparatory Commission Selects Adnan Amin to Perform Functions of Interim Director-General [viewed]

25 October 2010: The fourth session of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place from 24-25 October 2010, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has decided that Adnan Amin will perform the functions of Interim Director-General of IRENA until the first assembly in 2011.

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UN Celebrates 65th Anniversary [viewed]

24 October 2010: This year's celebrations of UN Day on 24 October, the anniversary of the date when the UN Charter entered into force, focused on the UN Millennium Development Goals, following the September High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly that adopted a global action plan to achieve the Goals by their 2015 target date.

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UN/ISDR Seeks Commitment to Disaster Reduction from Asian Governments [viewed]

22 October 2010: Ahead of the the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will convene from 24-28 October 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is urging participating ministers to incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national climate change adaptation policies.

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World Agroforestry Centre Highlights Mitigation Potential of "Fertilizer Trees" [viewed]

15 October 2010: At the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue held in Iowa City, Iowa, US, from 13-15 October 2010, Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, described the challenge of doubling food production by mid-century and combating climate change.

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OPEC Celebrates 50th Anniversary [viewed]

October 2010: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation by making reference to its achievements, including sustainable development.

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UN Secretary-General Travels to Marrakesh and Strasbourg [viewed]

19 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted climate change issues in statements recently delivered in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the World Policy Conference, and Strasbourg, France, at the European Parliament.

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