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  • 21 May 2019
    Women's Leadership Key to Reducing Disaster Mortality

    The large-scale drop in disaster mortality in Bangladesh in recent times was due to a deliberate policy of promoting women's leadership in all sectors, a Special Sessi

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  • 01 May 2019
    Last Call for Applications: 2019 Summer Academy on World Risk and Adaptation Futures - Demographic Change

    A major global challenge today is the ability to take appropriate decisions to navigate countries and communities to a secure, sustainable future.

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  • 30 April 2019
    UNSSC and IE University will Launch a New Master's program with a Focus on Sustainable Development This Friday

    The United Nations System Staff College and the Instituto de Empresa University have partnered with each other to launch an innovative Master's program foc

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  • 02 April 2019
    UNESCO-UNEVOC Announces the Launch of its Skills for Innovation Hubs Project

    As Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) adapts itself to the impacts of significant social, environmental and economic disruptions, innovative practi

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  • 26 March 2019
    Promoting Gender Equality in STEM-related TVET

    On 21 to 22 March, UNESCO-UNEVOC was hosting an experts’ workshop in Bonn, Germany on gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields in

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  • 15 February 2019
    Virtual conference on ‘Innovation in TVET' When 25 February to 1 March 2019
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  • 15 February 2019
    Virtual conference on ‘Innovation in TVET' When 25 February to 1 March 2019
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    Virtual conference on ‘Innovation in TVET' When 25 February to 1 March 2019
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  • 14 February 2019
    Fourth PEDRR International Science-Policy workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction and adaptation hosted by UNU-EHS

    Over the last decade, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) has supported Member States, major stakeholders and local communities in promoting ecosystem-based so

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  • 08 February 2019
    UNDP Leadership Week at UN Campus Bonn: The driving force of the UN reform agenda

    BONN – The new UNDP Resident Representatives gathered in Bonn/Germany from 4 – 8 February to finalize their preparations for the implementation

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  • 07 February 2019
    UNV and UNFPA partner on Young Innovators Fellowship Programme

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering on a Young Innovators Fellowship Pro

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  • 06 February 2019
    UNESCO-UNEVOC will hold its next TVET Leadership Program this summer

    The UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is organizing its next TVET Leadership program from 24 June to 5 July 2019 in Bonn,

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  • 27 November 2018
    UNISDR 2018 Technical Forum: Leveraging on the Sendai Framework Monitoring process in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement

    An important component of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is the inclusive and comprehensive monitoring and reporting process which allows countries, a

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  • 16 November 2018
    High Level Forum on UNISPACE+50 and Space2030 Agenda Concluded

    From 13 to 16 of November 2018, the “United Nations/Germany High Level Forum: The way forward after UNISPACE+50 and on Space2030” (HLF) was held at the UN Campus in Bonn.

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  • 12 November 2018
    UN-SPIDER: Experts Discuss Use of Big Space Data For Disaster Risk Reduction And Emergency Response in Africa

    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-S

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  • 01 August 2018
    UNU-EHS: New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) uses biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaption st

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  • 24 July 2018
    UNESCO-UNEVOC publishes Bulletin issue on “Managing skills in a time of disruption”

    As the world gears up to counter the multifaceted challenges in its pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rapid digital expansions, climate change, and demographic changes are disrup

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  • 21 June 2018
    Op-ed: How do you reduce disaster risk in river deltas?

    By Zita Sebesvari and Michael Hagenlocher | United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security

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  • 19 June 2018
    New booklet highlights UN-SPIDER advisory support activities

    The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) has published a new booklet with examples of the programme's technical advisory su

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  • 18 April 2018
    UN-SPIDER: Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications
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  • 06 April 2018
    UN welcomes Bhutan to Making Cities Resilient Campaign

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  • 15 February 2018
    UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme

    The UNFCCC –

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  • 05 February 2018
    Call for Applications: UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME in Bonn

    In an era characterized by fast-paced technological change and growing competition, it is evident that the “world of work” keeps changing at a fast rate.

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  • 25 January 2018
    UNFCCC: Unprecedented efforts needed to tackle climate and disaster risks

    Unprecedented levels of coordination are needed to face the combined challenges of rising global greenhouse gas emissions, weather-related disasters, and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development

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  • 01 June 2017
    Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

    Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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  • 01 June 2017
    UNFCCC Statement on the US Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement

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  • 12 April 2017
    UNU-EHS e-Newsletter 7
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  • 11 April 2017
    UNFCCC: COP23 Logo Launched in Fiji - Winning Design Unveiled by Incoming COP President
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  • 10 April 2017
    UNSSC: "Close the Loop" - An Online Course focussing on SDG 12
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  • 08 April 2017
    UNESCO-UNEVOC: Skills in Action Photo Competititon 2017 - Call for participation
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  • 04 April 2017
    UNESCO – UNEVOC highlights the need to bridge skill gaps at the PAGE Ministerial Conference
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  • 31 March 2017
    UNSSC: Save Your Seat for SD Talks 5 April - Eradicating Poverty Through Education Register for SD Talks [Global]: 5th April 2017, 1:15pm, Haus Carstanjen, Bonn

    The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development presents SD Talks [Global

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  • 08 March 2017
    UNU: "Media Advisory" - UNU-EHS, BMBF and MIWF sign funding agreement and MoU

    What: Panel discussion on the topic of “New programs for international sustainability research at the Bonn” and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between

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  • 08 March 2017
    UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrating International Women’s Day

    As part of its activities celebrating the International Women’s Day 2017, UNESCO-UNEVOC endeavors to draw the attention of global TVET stakeholders towards this year’s theme “

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  • 02 March 2017
    UNSSC launched its 1st explainer video that introduces 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs

    Watch Explainer Video: Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development

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  • 16 February 2017
    UN Chief António Guterres Attends G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, a hub for Sustainability

    16 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is in Bonn today to engage with G20 Foreign Ministers on the issues of Africa and sustainability.

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  • 01 February 2017
    Applications for 2017 Momentum for Change Awards Now Open: Submit Your Climate Solution!Submit Your Climate Solution and be Celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany
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  • 13 January 2017
    PRESS INVITE: 1 February 2017 - EU-UN media round table “The Future of Climate Policy”

    PRESS INVITE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN BONN: EU-UN media round table “The Future of Climate Policy” in Bonn

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  • 04 November 2016
    Worldwide Green Light for Climate Action as Paris Agreement Enters into Force

    Worldwide Green Light for Climate Action as Paris Agreement Enters into Force Marrakech is First UN Climate Change Conference under Global Agreement

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  • 31 October 2016
    UN Climate Talks LIVE - Stay tuned with COP22 in Marrakech!

    UN Climate Talks LIVE - produced by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat in collaboration with KPMG - was hugely s

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  • 10 October 2016
    UNSSC: Join Peer Talk with Thomas Gass, Oct. 12, 4-5pm CEST and send your questions!Join the Peer Talk LIVE with Thomas Gass on 12 October - 1 year into Agenda 2030 Implementation: Key Insights

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  • 27 September 2016
    UNSSC and the SDG Academy Partner on Agenda 2030 learning and trainingTue, 27/09/2016

    The UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and the SDG Academy partner to create and deliver learning and training initiatives on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 19 September 2016 between the UNSSC and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Association. 

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  • 25 August 2016
    Press Release: First UN Summer Academy in Bonn focused on “Shaping a Sustainable Future”Press Release: First UN Summer Academy in Bonn focused on “Shaping a Sustainable Future”, addressed key elements of Agenda 2030.

    (Germany, Bonn – 25 August 2016) After its

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  • 15 July 2016
    UN Summer Academy 2016 in Bonn: Registration open ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ on 22-26 August 2016
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  • 15 July 2016
    Press Release: World Youth Skills Day 2016

    UNESCO highlights vocational education for youth skills development in the era of sustainable development.

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  • 07 July 2016
    Press Invite: World Youth Skills Day 2016

    UNESCO to highlight vocational education for youth skills development in the era of sustainable development.

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  • 21 June 2016
    Central African lawmakers step up disaster risk reduction

    <em>By Evelyne Karanja</em><br><br><p><strong>NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 &ndash;</strong> Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region&rsquo;s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.</p>

    <p>The Parliamentarians Network for Resilience to Disasters in Central Africa, known by its French acronym REPARC, was set up last October to address disaster risk reduction and climate change issues in the 11-country Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The consortium is currently composed of lawmakers from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and S&atilde;o Tom&eacute; and Pr&iacute;ncipe.</p>

    <p>Nearly two disasters of significant proportions have been recorded every week in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2000, with around 12.5 million people per year affected. Floods, storms and wildfires are the main natural hazards in Central African nations, with climate change a key factor.</p>

    <p>With support from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), ECCAS organized a training meeting for REPARC members on 13-17 June in S&atilde;o Tom&eacute; and Pr&iacute;ncipe. The event was part of the programme on Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities, which was launched last year and is funded by the European Union as part of its cooperation with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.</p>

    <p>The President of the National Assembly of S&atilde;o Tom&eacute; and Pr&iacute;ncipe, Mr. Jos&eacute; da Gra&ccedil;a Diogo, in his opening remarks reminded parliamentarians of the need to be well informed in order to make the right decisions for their countries. &ldquo;Knowledge and understanding is the first step to achieving this goal,&rdquo; he said.</p>

    <p>REPARC was created seven months after the international community had adopted the Sendai Framework, a broad-ranging, 15-year blueprint for reducing disaster risk. In addition, in July 2015 African countries had together approved the Yaound&eacute; Declaration, a roadmap for implementing the Sendai Framework on their continent.</p>

    <p>REPARC&rsquo;s work is guided by the Sendai Framework, the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Yaound&eacute; Declaration. The general policy of ECCAS on Environment and Natural Resources Management and the Central Africa Regional Strategy for Risk Prevention, Disaster Management and Climate Change Adaptation also steer activities undertaken by REPARC. A Regional Climate Centre was also set up last year.</p>

    <p>At last week&rsquo;s meeting, Cameroonian Mr. Louis Roger Essola, President of the Conference on Dense and Humid Forest Ecosystems of Central Africa (CEFDHAC), called on members to encourage their respective governments to adopt and ratify the different global agreements reached in 2015. &nbsp;The Sendai Framework, the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change were highlighted as key instruments to use in high-level advocacy with their governments and in the proposal of laws for their respective countries.</p>

    <p>The challenges faced by ECCAS member states in effective and efficient integration of these issues in national legislation were discussed. An overview of the states presented by each member highlighted weaknesses and non-existence of legislation for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.&nbsp;</p>

    <p>All ECCAS member states have developed strategies for growth and poverty reduction, guided by the 2000-2015&nbsp;&nbsp; Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg World Summit in 2002. However, only Burundi and Cameroon have incorporated issues of disaster risk reduction.</p>

    <p>The participating parliamentarians agreed that disasters can be avoided or the adverse consequences reduced if all countries act on vulnerabilities.</p>

    <p>No ECCAS member state has legislation specifically dedicated to disaster risk reduction, though Burundi has a national strategy, and only five of the 11 ECCAS member states have national platforms for disaster risk reduction.</p>

    <p>Despite the presence of national hydrological and meteorological services, monitoring mechanisms and early warning systems remain weak. Lack of data on documented risks and lack of formal collaboration frameworks between agencies responsible for generating alerts and those in charge of prevention of disaster risk are a major hurdle. Inadequate communication mechanisms and limited response capabilities also negatively impact disaster risk reduction efforts.</p>

    <p>UNISDR plans to create risk knowledge systems in at least five ECCAS member states in the coming two years, with support from the European Union-funded programme.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/unisdr/~4/zYAdeXl-VXQ&quot; height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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