Ban Ki-moon will host a Climate Summit in September 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
For the second year running, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to tackle the issues of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems at the upcoming Think.Eat.Save events across Australia. Continue reading
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Continue reading
At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. This first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is a call to action to end this crime and give hope to the victims, who often live unrecognized among us. Continue reading
With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency is marking World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world’s most serious diseases.
Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. Persistent vulnerability threatens human development. And unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.
UNIC Canberra represented the Department of Public Information at the 2014 Pacific Regional Seminar of the Special Committee on Decolonisation in Nadi, Fiji from 21 to 23 of May. Continue reading
UNIC Canberra launched the Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 in partnership with the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) on the 14th of July at the Hedley Bull Centre in Canberra. Continue reading
Governments, business leaders and civil society to advance action for Small Island Developing States at UN global gathering in Apia, Samoa Continue reading
A speech delivered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark to Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia at 3:40pm on the 22nd of July 2014.