Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

UN Regional Commissions Publish Joint Report on Climate Change Challenges [viewed]

14jan_10_08January 2010: The five UN Regional Commissions have released a report on the support they provide, by region and thematic area, to combating climate change, titled "The United Nations Regional Commissions and the Climate Change Challenges."

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Event: Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP [viewed]

The joint meeting of the Executive Boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will address climate change, among other agenda items. The provisional annotated agenda, list of documents and workplan for the session are contained in document DP/2010/L.1.  

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WHO Fact File Highlights Climate Change's Impact on Children's Environmental Health [viewed]

Who18 December 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a fact file titled "10 Facts on Children's Environmental Health," which summarizes environment-related causes and conditions of the nearly three million deaths of children under five years old every year.

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change, Disaster, Displacement and Migration in Africa [viewed]

21dic_09_05December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a working paper titled "Climate change, disaster, displacement and migration: initial evidence from Africa," based on evidence from Burundi and Somalia, which are among the most vulnerable countries in the world.

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UN/ISDR, WMO, UNDP Release Preliminary Disaster Figures for 2009 [viewed]

margareta-wahlstrom14 December 2009: In a joint press conference held on 14 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have reported that the preliminary 2009 disaster figures show thatover three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events.

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UNEP Releases Study on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Himalayas [viewed]

14dic_09_00411 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), has released a study on climate-induced extreme droughts and floods risks in the Himalayas.

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UN/ISDR Releases Outcome Documents of 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

14dic_09_0611 December 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the outcome documents of the Policy Forum on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26 October 2009.

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UNDP and World Bank Release Report on Protected Areas' Role in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

9dic_09_038 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation and WWF have released a report titled "Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change."

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WMO Co-Organizing Expert Meeting on Droughts and Indices [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), jointly with the US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, is organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought from 8-11 December 2009, in Lincoln, Nebraska, US.

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IOM Releases Publications on Migration, Climate Change and the Environment [viewed]

iomlogo4 December 2009: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released two publications on migration, climate change and the environment.

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