UN Intergovernmental Body

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment Highlights Synergies between Climate Change and Humanitarian Communities [viewed]

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July 2008: The UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs

Segment opened on 15 July 2008, and organized its discussions around the theme

“Building capabilities and capacities at all levels for timely humanitarian

assistance, including disaster risk reduction.” Council Vice-President and Segment President Park

In-Kook (Republic of Korea) opened discussions by noting that this year's

Segment provided the international humanitarian community with an opportunity

to reflect on how to respond to the food crisis and the humanitarian

implications of disasters.

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UNDESA: Solar Energy Viable Option for Timor-Leste [viewed]

Solar energy viable option for Timor-Leste, says UN. Photo credit, UN 15 July

2008: A UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) three-year pilot

project aimed to help rural communities harness the potential of solar energy

recently concluded in Timor-Leste.

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IAEA Posts Documents and Agenda for 52nd General Conference Session [viewed]

Reports, Documents Being Readied for IAEA General Conference

15 July 2008: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has posted

background documents and reports, as well as the provisional agenda, for its 52nd

General Conference Session, which will take place from 29 September to 4

October 2008, in Vienna, Austria.

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ECLAC/OAS: Southern Cone Regional Workshop Calls for Diversifying the Energy Matrix [viewed]

Authorities and Experts Discuss Energy Security and Integration in the Region 11 July 2008: Delegates to the Southern Cone Regional Workshop on Sustainable

Energy, which took place on 11 July 2008, in Santiago, Chile, identified

ensuring equal access to energy sources, diversifying the energy matrix, and

advancing towards regional energy alliances as some of the region's key priorities.

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UNIDO Appoints Climate Change Goodwill Ambassador [viewed]

UNIDO appoints Dr. Pachauri as Goodwill Ambassador

14 July 2008: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has named Rajendra

K. Pachauri, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as one

of its Goodwill Ambassadors.

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Pachauri Calls on G8 Leaders to Stand Up and Deliver [viewed]

Pachauri's presentation at ECOSOC, 30 June 2008 14 July 2008: In an editorial published in the Times of India, Rajendra

K. Pachauri, Intergovernmental

Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman and TERI Director-General,

offers an analysis of the recently concluded G8 summit held in Hokkaido, Japan.

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Documents for IPCC29 Posted [viewed]

IPCC, Twenty-Ninth Session, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August - 4 September 2008 11 July 2008: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate

Change (IPCC) posted on its website a provisional annotated agenda for its twenty-ninth

Session, taking place from 31 August to 4 September 2008, in Geneva,

Switzerland. The Session will mark the twentieth anniversary of the IPCC.

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UNGA Considers Food and Energy Crises [viewed]

Letter from UNGA President Srgjan Kerim/A view of the General Assembly Hall

14 July

2008: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will consider the global food and energy

crises, with a particular eye to concern about macroeconomic and political

stability in numerous countries, in a plenary meeting on 18 July 2008.

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ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment to Open on 15 July 2008 [viewed]

14 July 2008: The UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment

will open on 15 July 2008, and will be organized around the theme “Building

capabilities and capacities at all levels for timely humanitarian assistance,

including disaster risk reduction.”

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ECOSOC Debates Implementation of the MDGs in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

11 July 2008: Speaking during a Panel discussion on

“Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the context of

current challenges,” Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the UN Development

Programme (UNDP), noted that economic growth is threatened by shortages of

natural resources such as energy, water and atmosphere, and stressed that MDG 7

on environmental sustainability is an absolute key priority.

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