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COHAB Releases Policy Briefs on Biodiversity and Global Health [viewed]

October 2010: Supporting the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on cooperation with other conventions and international organizations, the Secretariat of the Co-operation on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB) Initiative has posted four policy briefs on the theme "Biodiversity and Global Health."

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WHO Report Outlines Challenges Related to Neglected Tropical Diseases [viewed]

14 October 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report titled "Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases" covering 17 neglected tropical diseases that thrive in impoverished settings, where housing is often substandard, environment is contaminated, and disease-spreading insects and animals abound.

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Event: Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

This session is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). Delegates are scheduled to discuss, inter alia: ratification and implementation of the Protocol; development of national strategies on water and health by setting targets and target dates; surveillance of and response to water-related disease; how to ensure water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events; the specific challenges of small-scale water supply systems; equitable access to drinking water; and access to information and public participation under the Protocol. In addition, MOP 2 to the Protocol is expected to adopt the Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events, which were elaborated by the parties to the Protocol under the leadership of Italy.  

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UNFCCC Publishes WHO AWG-LCA Submission [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.7) from the World Health Organization (WHO) under ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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Event: UNECE/WHO Europe Workshop on Safe and Healthy Walking and Cycling in Urban Areas [viewed]

This workshop will focus on cooperation between national and local authorities, industry and civil society in designing, planning, financing and producing legislation to support walking and cycling in cities. It is organized by the Georgian Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure and the City of Batumi, with support from other governments through the Pan-European Programme on Transport, Health and Environment (THE PEP) Trust Fund, which is run jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.  

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WHO Facilitates Exchange of Experience on Health Risks Evaluation [viewed]

4 August 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Costa Rica, organized a meeting in late July 2010 to share experiences in evaluating health risks.

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WHO Convenes “Friends of Public Health” Group of Climate Negotiators [viewed]

3 August 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has convened an informal group of countries within the UNFCCC process, to highlight the positive contribution of health protection and health promotion considerations to the international climate change negotiations.

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UNECE Publishes THE PEP Brochure and June Workshop Report [viewed]

July 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has issued a six-page brochure under the Pan-European Programme on Transport, Health and Environment (THE PEP), and posted the report of a workshop on sustainable and healthy urban transport policies held on 7-8 June 2010, in Skopje, Macedonia.

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WHO Publishes Paper on Health Considerations in NAPAs [viewed]

10 June 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a paper titled “Overview of health considerations within National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) for climate change in least developed countries (LDCs) and small
island States,” which aims to ensure that health is a central component in the preparation of NAPAs.

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Workshop on Transport in Europe Discusses Sustainable Urban Transport Policies [viewed]

17 June 2010: The Workshop on Sustainable and Healthy Urban Transport Policies in South-East Europe, titled “Working together to make things happen,” convened from 7-8 June 2010, in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, within the framework of the PEP – the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme.

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