UN Intergovernmental Body

Event: Millennium Development Goals Summit [viewed]

The UN General Assembly has decided to convene, from 20-22 September 2010 in New York, a high-level plenary meeting on accelerating progress to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, taking into account progress made through a review of successes, best practices, lessons learned, obstacles and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action. Further, the UN General Assembly requested that the Assembly President organize and preside over two days of informal interactive hearings, no later than June 2010, with non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector, and prepare a summary to be issued prior to the high-level plenary meeting.  

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UNGA Approves Sustainable Development Resolutions, Establishes Preparatory Process for Rio+20 [viewed]

December 2009: Following approval by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UNGA approved a series of draft resolutions on sustainable development in December 2009, including on climate change, harmony with Mother Earth, Mauritius Strategy, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), agricultural commodities, and implementation of Agenda 21.

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IPCC Launches Climate Education Programme [viewed]

Ipcc Logo16 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Climate Education Programme, which draws on the money received for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present and Future Generations [viewed]

Unga7 December 2009: The UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution on the protection of the global climate for present and future generations by which it calls on States to work cooperatively towards achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC through the urgent implementation of its provisions.

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IPCC Chair Issues Statement Regarding News Reports on Hacking of Email Communications [viewed]

7dic_09_04December 2009: Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has issued a statement regarding news reports on the hacking of email communications between scientists who have been involved as authors in IPCC assessments.

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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UNWTO LEADERS CALL FOR GREEN ECONOMY SUPPORTING GLOBAL POLICIES [viewed]

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers' Summit convened in London, UK, on 10 November 2009.

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IPCC and UN/ISDR Examine Links between Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr9 November 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has initiated work on a Special Report entitled “Managing the Risk of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,” at a meeting of 90 experts in Panama City, Panama.

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UN General Assembly Panel Discussion Addresses Responses to Climate Change Through Water Management [viewed]

Unga6 November 2009: A special event titled “Enhancing Governance on Water” was held on 6 November 2009, as part of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial), during which experts discussed some of the key issues on the global water agenda, such as cooperating on transboundary water resources, strengthening the response to climate change through smart water management and reducing the impacts of water related disasters.

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UNHCR Stresses that Climate Change Increases the Complexity of Humanitarian Action [viewed]

Un3 November 2009: In an address to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (social, humanitarian and cultural issues), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  Antonio Guterres highlighted that mega-trends are causing humanitarian crises to multiply and to deepen.

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