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Ban Ki-moon hails US, China’s resolve to endorse Paris Agreement

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has commended Thursday’s Joint Presidential Statement on climate change by the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and the United States announcing that both countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a special ceremony at the United Nations on 22 April, the first day the Agreement is open for signature. He further welcomed ...

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Fatma Samoura takes up position as new UN boss in Nigeria

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Newly appointed Resident Representative for UNDP in Nigeria (who will also serve as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator) has taken up her position in Abuja. Before coming to Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese national, served as Resident Representative for UNDP Madagascar and as head of the UN System in the country from October 2010. Ms. Samoura began her career in the UN 21 years ago when ...

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Japan kills 300 whales in defiance of UN verdict

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More than 300 whales including 200 pregnant females have been slaughtered in Japan’s latest whaling mission in the Southern Ocean. Japan confirmed the kill as its ships returned from their “scientific” expedition in the Antarctic region on Thursday. Its actions are in defiance of international criticism and despite a 2014 UN legal decision that ruled so-called scientific whaling activity in ...

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UN climate campaign to make Angry Birds happy

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The United Nations encourages young people to take action on climate change and make the Angry Birds happy on the International Day of Happiness The United Nations on Friday (March 18) announced a campaign to encourage young people to step up their actions to address climate change and ensure a sustainable and happier future for all. The campaign is launched in ...

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Ban Ki-moon formally invites world leaders to sign Paris Agreement

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The signing event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the first day the agreement will be open for signature, which coincides with the observance ...

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AR5 Synthesis Report now available in six languages

Hoesung Lee

The Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish – the official languages of the United Nations. Originally published in English, the Synthesis Report was translated in order to make the key findings of AR5 accessible to a wider audience, according to the IPCC, ...

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UN to decorate Wapichan community for defending land, forests

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The Wapichan people in Guyana, South America, have received the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in recognition of their prolonged efforts to legally secure their ancestral lands and conserve extensive rainforests and diverse wildlife habitats in the South Rupununi. In common with many indigenous peoples across South America, Wapichan communities are vulnerable to land grabs and marginalisation ...

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146 nations submit climate action plans to UN

Christiana Figueres

A total of 146 countries, representing almost 87 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have submitted their intended national climate action plans to the United Nations. This means that so far over 75 percent of all member countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have responded. This includes all developed countries under the Convention and 104 ...

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UN moves towards a technology early listening system

Neth Daño, ETC’s Asia Director

Addis Summit creates a Technology Facilitation Mechanism including a multi-stakeholder forum to discuss technology issues, including risks and opportunities of emerging technologies for the UN’s 2015–30 Sustainable Development Goals. UN Member-States meeting in Addis July 13-16 in the third conference on Financing for Development have agreed to establish a UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism that will include an interagency task team ...

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Demand sound UN goals, Nigeria urged

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The action/2015 movement has urged the Nigerian government to use its weight to demand action on poverty, inequality and climate change at crucial negotiations next week in New York (17-20 February 2015). The negotiations in New York will set the overall vision of the next set of sustainable development goals – key agreements that will set global goals for the ...

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