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Experts at UN Press Conference Discuss Climate Change's Effects on Water [viewed]

Unlogo6 November 2009: Speaking at a UN Headquarters press conference, in New York, US, on 6 November 2009, Colin Chartres, Director General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CIGAR) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), warned that although some countries might get more rainfall as a result of climate change, those depending on snowmelt could expect water levels to drop by up to 30%.

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UN Regional Coordination Highlights MDGs and Climate Change in Africa [viewed]

Asha-rose Migiro5 November 2009: Regional discussions to identify support needed by Africa in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) highlighted the role of climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Migration [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon4 November 2009: In an address to the Third Meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, taking place in Athens, Greece, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, identified three challenges facing migrants worldwide, namely the economic crisis, climate change and human trafficking.

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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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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of World Faith's Communities in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

un-secretary-general-stresses-role-of-world-faithe28099s3 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-hosted the global gathering of inter-faith leaders, “Faith Commitments for a Living Planet,” which took place from 2-4 November 2009, at Windsor Castle in London, UK.

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UNDESA High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, Technology Development and Transfer Develops Final Statement [viewed]

23 October 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India convened a high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer in New Delhi, India, from 22-23 October 2009.

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UNGA Second Committee Discusses Climate Change and Green Growth [viewed]

© UNGA26 October 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) participated in a panel discussion on “Green growth and sustainable development” on 26 October 2009, focusing on how climate change mitigation can be supported by and contribute to economic growth. The event was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) under the auspices of the Second Committee.

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UN Special Rapporteur Highlights Links between Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies and Right to Adequate Housing [viewed]

© UN23 October 2009: Addressing a news conference on 23 October 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik stressed that adaptation and mitigation strategies that governments put into place, as well as the new climate change agreement to be discussed in Copenhagen later this year, must fully comply with human rights norms, including the right to adequate housing.

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UNDESA and Indian Government Co-Organize High-Level Meeting on Climate Change and Technology [viewed]

© UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang22 October 2009: At the 22 October 2009 opening of the high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer that the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India co-organized, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang noted that innovation in low-emissions technology still takes place largely in the developed countries while “climate change demands urgent action and rapid, wide diffusion.”

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UNHCR Reviews its Role in Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

© UNHCROctober 2009: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has released a fact sheet on the involvement, challenges and responses that the organization is facing in addressing the impacts of climate change.

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