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ECOSOC High-Level Segment Adopts Ministerial Declaration [viewed]

9 July 2009: The High-Level Segment of the 2009 substantive session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which met from 6-9 July 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, concluded its consideration of current global and national trends and their impact on social development, including health, and adopted a Ministerial Declaration that highlights current and emerging challenges that are inter-twined with public health issues, including climate change.

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Secretary-General Urges G8 and MEF Leaders to Do More [viewed]

© G8 Summit 20099 July 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged every head of state or government to do more to address climate change. His statement came as the leaders of the G8 industrialized economies and the seventeen participants in the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate released agreements indicating that they “recognize the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees C,” and noting that they “will work between now and Copenhagen, with each other and under the Convention, to identify a global goal for substantially reducing global emissions by 2050.”

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UN Secretary-General Addresses CARICOM [viewed]

2 July 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message to the 30th Heads of Government meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 2-3 July 2009 in Georgetown, Guyana, announced he would soon launch a Global Vulnerability Alert System.

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UN Executive Heads Call for Copenhagen to be Turning Point for a Global Green Economy [viewed]

© UN30 June 2009: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), which brings together the executive Heads of the organizations of the UN System, issued a statement titled “Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises.”

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses AU Assembly: “Climate Change Strikes at the Heart of Africa's Key Development Concerns” [viewed]

© UN1 July 2009: In a speech to the 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), taking place in Sirte, Libya, from 1-3 July 2009, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, underlined that tackling climate change must be a top priority for Africa.

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UN Secretary-General Welcomes New UK Proposal on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

© UN29 June 2009: The UN Secretary-General welcomed the proposal on financing for climate change, called “Roadmap to Copenhagen,” which was announced by the UK Government.

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UNFPA Holds Workshop on Population Dynamics and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNFPA26 June 2009: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in collaboration with the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), held a workshop from 24-25 June 2009, in London, UK, on population dynamics and climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Urges Concrete Action on Climate Change in Remarks to Conference on World Economic Crisis [viewed]

© UN24 June 2009: Addressing the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development taking place in New York, US, from 24-26 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that we are still going through a multiple food, energy, and economic crisis, and that “the effects of climate change and extreme poverty have become even starker.”

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UN Secretary-General Urges G-8 Countries to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions [viewed]

24 June 2009: In advance of this year's G-8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, scheduled to take place from 8-10 July, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the G-8 leaders outlining challenges that require their urgent attention, including tackling climate change.

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Global Humanitarian Forum Addresses Human Impact of Climate Change [viewed]

© Global Humanitarian Forum24 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.”

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