UN Secretary-General: New Year's message 2019
"Everywhere, people are mobilizing behind the Sustainable Development Goals – our global blueprint for peace, justice and prosperity on a healthy planet.
When international cooperation works, the world wins."
Land degradation- a global phenomenon
The seventeenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Center (ACCC) from 28 to 30 January 2019 in Georgetown, Guyana.
At COP24, countries agree concrete way forward to bring the Paris climate deal to life
After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping global warming w
Patricia Espinosa: “It’s Within our Grasp to Finish the Job of COP24”
The second part of the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 resumed today with the UN’s Climate Chief, Patricia Espinosa and other top UN officials making passionate pleas to governments to finish the work they set for themselves and conclude the conference with a strong and effective outcome.
Climate Change, Migration and International Justice
Environmental impacts related to climate change are affecting countries around the world with approximately 25 million people newly displaced every year. In the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the issue is especially pressing, as both livelihoods and the physical integrity of the islands are threatened by sea level rise, floods and changes in rainfall patterns. Innovative solutions, such as climate passports are needed to enable people to migrate with dignity.
Sharks MOS3 - 3rd Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks
The 3rd Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) will take place from 10 to 14 December 2018 in Monaco. The Principality of Monaco has generously offered to host the conference at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Av. St-Martin. MC 98000 Monaco.
European Commission and Norway : Champions of Waterbird Conservation
Durban – Today Norway and the European Commission will be declared ‘Champions’ of waterbird conservation.
The ceremony will take place during the Gala Dinner kindly offered by the Government of South Africa in the margins of the Seventh Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) currently underway in Durban.
COP24 Addresses Climate Change Migration Ahead Of UN Migration Pact Meeting In Marrakech
A key set of recommendations that aim to help countries cope with the displacement of people as a result of climate change impacts such as prolonged droughts will be discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
Happy International Volunteer Day 2018
This International Volunteer Day 2018, we celebrate the work of volunteers everywhere, with a focus on local volunteers working at the community level. We recognize the many ways in which people are dedicating their time to make communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks. Actions from around the globe reflect how volunteers are truly inspiration in action. The scale and scope of volunteer activity in responding to shocks and stresses are unparalleled.