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UN OCHA Reports on Impacts of Climate-Related Floods Across West Africa [viewed]

© UN8 September 2009: The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that the number of victims affected by the floods across West Africa has now increased to 600,000.

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UN Climate Change Gateway Website Updated [viewed]

© UN4 September 2009: The website that presents the UN System's Work on Climate Change has been updated. The website offers pages regarding, inter alia: the 2009 Summit, to take place on 22 September 2009, in New York, US; Science; Themes; Negotiations; Secretary-General; News and Media; Calendar; Documents; and Youth. It also offers links to the climate change websites for the UN System's organizations, programmes and agencies.

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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UN World Economic and Social Survey 2009 Calls for Integrated Policy Responses to Climate Change [viewed]

© UN1 September 2009: The UN has launched a report on “The World Economic and Social Survey 2009: Promoting Development, Saving the Planet,” which calls for integrated policy responses to development and climate challenges.

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UN Secretary-General Celebrates Vienna International Centre Anniversary with Call to “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

28 August 2009: The UN Secretary-General's remarks on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre emphasized its historical contribution and the fact that it will continue to be a hub for addressing human security issues at the heart of Europe. He noted that the premises inaugurated last year possess state-of-the-art technology, which are greener and allow for the use of natural light, promoting a cleaner UN.

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Secretary-General Says Scientists and Intellectuals are the 'Key to New Green Economy' [viewed]

17 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the University Presidents' Forum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and Africa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that universities are “founts of ideas and innovation.”

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UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day: Climate Change Can Saddle Young People Everywhere with an Unjust “Ecological Debt” [viewed]

12 August 2009: In a message to mark International Youth Day, which is celebrated on 12 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change “continues to compromise economies [...] saddling young people everywhere with an unjust `ecological debt´.”

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UN Secretary-General at Global Environment Forum Calls for Thinking ‘Outside-the-Box' [viewed]

11 August 2009: In his remarks to the Global Environment Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that some 80% of the Republic of Korea's US$38 billion national stimulus package is dedicated to green growth, and nearly a million green jobs will be created in the coming four years.

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UN Secretary-General to World Federation of UN Associations Plenary Assembly: Copenhagen is a “Once-in-a-Generation Chance” [viewed]

© UN10 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the 39th World Federation of UN Associations Plenary Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that climate change is “the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family.”

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UN Secretary-General Calls on Students to Apply Comprehensive Solutions to Global Challenges [viewed]

5 August 2009: In a video message to the First Global Model UN Conference, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 5-7 August 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said students must play their part in applying comprehensive solutions to interconnected global challenges, including poverty, hunger, climate change and conflict.

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