October 2009: Now available in English, Spanish and French, the UN Development Group's (UNDG) Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues call for indigenous peoples' full participation in the definition and implementation of policies and plans related to climate change impact mitigation.
The largest ever youth gathering on climate change, the TUNZA International Youth Conference, convened in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, from 17-23 August 2009.
23 August 2009: The largest ever youth gathering on climate change was convened in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea from 17-23 August.
27 July 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that farmers have lost their crops in the drought-affected regions of southern Madagascar.
24 June 2009: The Global Humanitarian Forum took place from 23-24 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, and was organized around the theme “Human Impact of Climate Change.”
27 January 2009: The 2009 Humanitarian Action Report was launched in Geneva, Switzerland, by UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman and UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Director Sigrid Kaag. The Report highlights the plight of children and women around the globe in humanitarian emergencies, such as conflict situations and natural disasters.
27 August 2008: This toolkit is aimed at UN Country Teams
and other development agents, to provide guidance on how to engage indigenous
peoples and include their perspectives in development processes.
12 August 2008: On the occasion of International Youth Day,
celebrated on 12 August, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia Deputy
Representative, Hannan Sulieman, underscored the role young people can play in
helping to tackle climate change.
17 July 2008: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded
its three-day Humanitarian Affairs Segment by convening a panel discussion on “Humanitarian
challenges related to global food aid, including enhancing international
efforts and cooperation in this field,” chaired by
Council Vice-President Park In-kook (Republic of Korea) and moderated by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.
July 2008: Nine young people representing the participants in the “Junior 8” (J8)
Summit, held in Chitose City, Hokkaido, Japan, from 2-9 July 2008, presented
their proposals for global development to the leaders of the Group of Eight Industrialized
Countries (G8), in an initiative led by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).