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Climate Summit 2014

There is six months to go until Ban Ki-moon hosts a Climate Summit to mobilize political will and spark a race to the top in climate action. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will host the Climate Summit in September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society. Continue reading

World Malaria Day: 25 April

World Malaria Day is a chance to shine a spotlight on the global effort to control malaria. Each year, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partner organisations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. Invest in the future: defeat malaria is a three-year theme partners chose for the period of 2013-2015 to call attention to the need to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and defeat malaria in the future.

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My World Country Report: Australia

Australia’s top three priorities are “Protecting forests, rivers and oceans,” “Access to clean water and sanitation,” and “Good education”.  The peculiarity of Australia in comparison with the global average is that respondents prioritize “Protecting forest, rivers and oceans” as the top choice for a priority, receiving 61% of the votes.  Continue reading

My World Country Report: New Zealand

MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners which will run through 2015. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views to inform world leaders as they begin the process of defining the new global development agenda for post-2015. The top three priorities in New Zealand are “Affordable and nutritious food,” “Access to water and sanitation” and “Protecting forests, rivers and oceans”.  Continue reading

IPCC Mitigation of Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world’s leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing all available science, its 2014 assessment on measures to mitigate climate change. Continue reading

Pacific region launches the UN Decade for Sustainable Energy for All

The United Nations Decade for Sustainable Energy for All was successfully launched today with support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Government of Fiji. Held on the margins of the 2nd Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Meeting in Nadi, Fiji, the event seeks to discuss, share and exchange ideas on how Pacific Island countries and territories can address challenges and ensure sustainable energy and transportation for the people in the region. Continue reading

UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic Established

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council has approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in the war-torn country.
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