Poverty Eradication

UN Secretary-General Pledges to Mobilize Support to Tackle Challenges Facing Africa [viewed]

31 January 2010: In his opening address to the 14th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), which has convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January-2 February 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to mobilize support to tackle the critical challenges threatening peace and prosperity across Africa, including climate change.

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General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development Takes Stock of Agriculture's Role in Climate Change [viewed]

28 January 2010: The annual General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, an organization of global donors, met in Rome, Italy, from 26-27 January 2010, to consider issues related to agriculture and rural development in working sessions addressing: agriculture and climate change; aid for trade and development; land and development; and lessons from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

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UNESCO Report Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Education [viewed]

19 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have launched the "Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010" at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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LDCs Stress Climate Vulnerability at UNESCAP High-Level Policy Dialogue [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for  Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.

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IMF Managing Director Highlights Challenges of Climate Change and Potential for Green Growth in Asia [viewed]

20 January 2010: Addressing the Asian Financial Forum taking place in Hong Kong, China, from 20-21 January 2010, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, highlighted the challenges of transforming the global economy and the "immense importance to the long-term welfare of us all" of tackling climate change.

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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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FAO Publishes Paper on the Role of Livestock and Pastoral Systems in Climate Change [viewed]

14jan_10_0213 January 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Land and Water Discussion Paper that addresses opportunities for mitigation and adaptation in dryland pastoral systems.

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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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Event: Millennium Development Goals Summit [viewed]

The UN General Assembly has decided to convene, from 20-22 September 2010 in New York, a high-level plenary meeting on accelerating progress to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, taking into account progress made through a review of successes, best practices, lessons learned, obstacles and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action. Further, the UN General Assembly requested that the Assembly President organize and preside over two days of informal interactive hearings, no later than June 2010, with non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector, and prepare a summary to be issued prior to the high-level plenary meeting.  

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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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