Poverty Eradication

UNGA Holds Debate on Strengthening Disaster Relief Assistance [viewed]

15 December 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held a debate, on 15 December 2010, in New York, US, on strengthening UN coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance.

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UNHCR Celebrates 60th Anniversary [viewed]

14 December 2010: In a message to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Agency, its High Commissioner, António Guterres, highlighted the multiple new factors that are causing displacement that did not exist at the time of agency's founding or when the major international refugee and statelessness conventions were drafted.

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UNDP Africa Adaptation Programme Hosts Regional Peer Review Meeting [viewed]

25 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Africa Adaptation Programme, with funding from the Government of Japan, is assisting 20 African countries in implementing integrated and comprehensive adaptation and resilience plans over a three year period.

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UNFF Celebrates Upcoming International Year of Forests 2011 [viewed]

8 December 2010: The UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), together with IUCN and the Clinton Climate Initiative Forestry Program, organized an event titled "International Year of Forests 2011: Forests for People" at the Cancun Climate Change Conference, celebrating the upcoming International Year of Forests 2011 and its theme of “Forests for People.”

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UNDP Releases Updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, has released the updated version of the Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change. 

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OECD Paper Discusses Energy Sector Environmental Management and Governance [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper in its OECD Environmental Working Papers series titled “Capacity Development for Environmental Management and Governance in the Energy Sector in Developing Countries.”

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IFAD Releases Rural Poverty Report 2011 [viewed]

6 December 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released the "Rural Poverty Report 2011," which provides updated estimates on the number of rural poor people in developing countries and rural poverty rates.

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UNDP Portrays Latin America and Caribbean as a Biodiversity Superpower [viewed]

UNDP2 December 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a report titled "Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower" during the Ibero-American Summits of Heads of State and Governments held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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IFPRI Releases Report on Food Security, Farming and Climate Change [viewed]

1 December 2010: At a side event held during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a report titled "Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050," which examines scenarios, results and policy options to promote sustainable food production in an era of climate change.

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UNDP Supports Bangladesh's Mangrove Planting Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to plant mangroves along the southern delta's coastline, as a protection against sea level rise and the increased impacts of storms caused by climate change.

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