Sustainable Development

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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ILO's New Global Jobs Pact Urges a Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

© ILO19 June 2009: The International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which took place from 3-19 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, concluded with the adoption of a new "Global Jobs Pact," which underlines the need to include green jobs and green technologies in the recovery packages and policies.

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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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ECA Lecture Series Highlights Africa's Response to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNECA22 June 2009: As part of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Library Book Review Series, the UNECA organized a lecture to revisit the Stern Review on Climate Change on 22 June 2009, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Kwadwo Tutu, UNECA Economic Affairs Officer, and Josue Dione, Director of UNECA's Food Security and Sustainable Development Division and Coordinator of UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), highlighted the impacts of climate change on Africa, as well as the measures being taken in the region in response to this challenge.

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ILO and World Bank Reinforce Collaboration on Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery [viewed]

18 June 2009: On the margins of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-19 June 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank signed a joint statement to reinforce their collaboration to address the consequences of natural hazards and rebuild livelihoods in the aftermath of disasters.

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UNEP Atlas Illustrates Evidence of Uganda's Changing Environment [viewed]

© UNEP18 June 2009: The National Environment Management Authority of Uganda, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP GRID Arendal and other partners have published a new atlas titled “The Uganda Atlas of Our Changing Environment.”

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UN-REDD Programme Holds Second Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

© UN16 June 2009: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) held its second Policy Board Meeting from 14-15 June 2009, in Montreux, Switzerland.

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JI Supervisory Committee Releases Report of 16th Meeting [viewed]

18 June 2009: The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) has released the report of its 16th meeting, which convened from 17-18 June 2009, at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues related to the functioning of JI.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses UNGA's Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency and Conservation [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) interactive thematic dialogue on “Energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy” took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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