UN Programme, Agency or Fund

FAO Publishes Report on Organic Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration [viewed]

14jan_10_0411 January 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report examining the potential for organic agriculture to sequester carbon and meet carbon accounting requirements, including permanence, leakage and additionality.

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UNIFEM Launches Fund to Empower Women [viewed]

unifem_logo11 January 2010: The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched the Fund for Gender Equality, which will provide grants to support initiatives worldwide to empower women and to promote their political participation and property rights.

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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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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People [viewed]

11jan_10_03January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report providing an update of the scientific evidence on health risks caused by climate change titled "Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People."

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UNITAR's 2009 Winter Newsletter Highlights Climate Change Activities [viewed]

11jan_10_04January 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has released its Winter 2009 Newsletter, which describes UNITAR's key activities from the 2009 winter season, including climate change-related activities.

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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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UNITAR Receives Grant in Support of C3D+ Project [viewed]

Unitar7 January 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has received a EUR 300,000 grant from the Austrian Development Agency to support one of its climate change projects.

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World Bank Provides Update on Development Marketplace Projects [viewed]

Developmentmarketplace5 January 2009: The World Bank has provided an update on how the Development Marketplace projects have fared since winning the awards in November 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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UNITAR Climate-Neutral Strategy Cited as Example of UN Climate-Friendly Action [viewed]

6jan_10_01January 2010: The commitments undertaken by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to reduce its carbon emissions have been cited as examples of climate-friendly action within the UN system in a report on the UN's carbon emissions.

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UNITAR Highlights Conditions for “Safe” Climate-Related Migration [viewed]

UnitarJanuary 2010: On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has identified some of the necessary conditions for making migration a safe choice, particularly in light of climate-induced migration.

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