UN Secretariat

UNPFII Report Highlights Increased Vulnerability to Climate Change Among Indigenous Communities [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has released the State of the World's Indigenous Peoples' Report, which highlights that indigenous peoples are among the first to feel the impacts of climate change even though their lifestyles are practically carbon neutral.

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UN Plants Trees in Southern Lebanon [viewed]

18jan_10_0415 January 2010: The UN blue helmets have initiated a project to reforest parts of southern Lebanon with 2,300 trees, including pine, walnut and olive trees.

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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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UN Secretary-General's 2010 Priorities Include Sustainable Development Focus and Climate Change Agreement [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon11 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified his priorities for 2010 during an address to the UN General Assembly.

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Event: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Multi-stakeholder dialogue is organized by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Secretariat to ensure a more effective and coordinated implementation of the global policy on sustainable development. This first Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on the decisions of CSD-17, and will include consideration of climate change, land degradation and desertification.  

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Event: International Expert Group Meeting: UN Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Transport [viewed]

This meeting will seek to contribute to global efforts to enhance sustainable development of the transport sector and to help curb the global growth of greenhouse gases and other emissions emanating from motor vehicles, in particular in metropolitan and other rapidly growing urban areas. It will serve as an intersessional meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).  

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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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UNDP Completes Preliminary Greenhouse Gas Inventory [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: As part of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Chief Executives Board on Coordination (CEB) commitment to move the UN system towards climate neutrality, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) completed a headquarters greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and a global GHG inventory.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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UN Climate Change Conference Concludes by Taking Note of the “Copenhagen Accord” [viewed]

21dic_09_0119 December 2009: The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, took place from 7-19 December 2009, and included the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5).

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