Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples

UNFPA Releases Report on Young People and Climate Change [viewed]

November 2009:  As part of its flagship publication, the State of the World Population Report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has released the fourth edition of the youth supplement, which focuses on young people and climate change.

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UN Commission for Social Development Chair Highlights the Compounding Effect of Climate Change on Social Exclusion [viewed]

3 February 2010:  During a press conference, the Chair of the UN Commission for Social Development, Leslie Kojo Christian, highlighted that the 48th annual session of the Commission for Social Development, which will run from 3-12 February 2010, in New York, US, will focus on social integration as a priority theme.

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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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UNIFEM Launches Fund to Empower Women [viewed]

unifem_logo11 January 2010: The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched the Fund for Gender Equality, which will provide grants to support initiatives worldwide to empower women and to promote their political participation and property rights.

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CBD Bulletin Outlines CBD Activities in Copenhagen [viewed]

Cbd11 January 2010: The December 2009 Monthly Bulletin of Activities of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) includes an overview of CBD activities during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took place in December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE DAYS HIGHLIGHT KEY ISSUES [viewed]

The “Development and Climate Days at COP 15” event took place at The Concert House in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-14 December 2009.

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UNITAR Highlights Conditions for “Safe” Climate-Related Migration [viewed]

UnitarJanuary 2010: On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has identified some of the necessary conditions for making migration a safe choice, particularly in light of climate-induced migration.

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WFP Initiates Fuel Efficient Stove Project for Vulnerable Populations [viewed]

22dic_09_0416 December 2009: The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme in Sudan and Uganda to provide fuel-efficient stoves to approximately 150,000 women, to reduce the risk of violence that women face when collecting firewood as well as to protect women's health, the local environment and reduce carbon emissions.

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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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UNDP and Ecuador to Protect Yasuni National Park and Forego Fossil Fuels Extraction [viewed]

Undp16 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Helen Clark, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, together with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Fander Falconi and Minister of Natural and Cultural Heritage Marie Ferdinand Espinosa, launched an initiative to protect Ecuador's Yasuni National Park and forego the extraction of fossil fuels.

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