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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

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

A joint statement by Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator; Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Antonio Guterres at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); Margaret Chan of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Ertharin Cousin of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) calls urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians: Continue reading

Roll Back Malaria Partnership Urges Greater Private Sector Engagement to Fight Malaria in the Asia-Pacific in Advance of World Malaria Day

In the lead-up to World Malaria Day, recognized around the world annually on 25 April, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) gathered corporate leaders, government officials, foreign diplomats, development experts and civil society for an event in New Delhi to urge greater private sector engagement and cross-sector collaboration to advance the fight against malaria.

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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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International Mother Earth Day

Earth Day 2014 will focus on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.  Continue reading