Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sécheresse en Afrique australe: le pire est à venir, selon l'ONU

Les effets de la pire sécheresse de ces 35 dernières années en Afrique australe devraient s'aggraver dans les mois à venir, a alerté vendredi l'envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour El Niño et le climat, à l'issue d'un déplacement au Mozambique.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

India signs Paris pact to tackle climate change

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, according to the UN.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UN relief wing appeals for urgent funding in DPRK following typhoon

The United Nations humanitarian wing has said that more than $28 million in funding is urgently needed to provide immediate assistance to the 600,000 people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea affected by Typhoon Lionrock.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth, by regulating the climate and providing a wide range of services, including natural resources, nutritious food and jobs that benefit billions of people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the UN kicked off its celebrations to mark World Oceans Day.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

JuniMass geo news in brief (June 2016)

 
Le coût de l'aide aux pays en développement destinée à leur permettre de s'adapter au changement climatique pourrait atteindre 500 milliards de dollars d'ici 2050, une estimation qui a quintuplé depuis la dernière évaluation, a indiqué l'Organisation des Nations Unies mercredi......500 milliards de dollars par an: les coûts liés au changement climatique
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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Kenya declares war on poachers

Kenya declared war on poachers Saturday with the burning of 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns gathered by illegal hunting, which puts at risk the survival of elephants in Africa.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UN urges bold climate action as extreme weather becomes 'new normal'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that extreme weather events are becoming "the new normal" and bold climate action is needed to "face the future now."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

‘Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,’ says UN chief

On the International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Africa's El Niño drought threatens millions

Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to a drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the UN children's agency said yesterday.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Jordan says unable to support Syrian refugees alone

Jordan said Sunday it is incapable of servicing Syrian refugees without support from the international community, reported the state-run Petra news agency.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Four African nations agree to improve use of key water resource under UN-backed plan. -Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan to ensure the equitable use of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.


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UN, 18 September 2013 – Four African nations today agreed to a United Nations-backed plan that seeks to optimize the use of a key underground aquifer system and improve the management of water resources.

Friday, January 22, 2016

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

UN, 22 January 2016 – El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

Friday, January 08, 2016

El Niño has put world in 'uncharted territory,' UN relief chief says, urging action now to mitigate impacts

Briefing United Nations Member States today on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon – which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry – the top UN relief official urged the international community to act now to help millions of people facing food insecurity.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Celebrity chefs serve up free meals from discarded food – UN environment agency

UN, 4 December 2015 – For those who have never tried ‘rejected’ veggie curry made with ‘saved’ coconut milk served with ‘broken rice’ and washed down with corn cob tea, two United Nations agencies have joined up with an Australian food charity for an event with a menu that also included ‘fish scrap cake’ and ‘rescued’ mango relish, accompanied by ‘leftover’ nine-grain followed by ‘rescued’ bread pudding for dessert.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Climate change and its consequences: climate poverty and environmental refugees

...Climate change first received international attention at the Rio Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. As one of the Summit results, the ‘UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’ was adopted for action to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

600,000 people have died due to weather-related disasters

A new UN-backed report found that in the past 20 years, more than 600,000 people have died as a result of weather-related disasters, and 90 percent of major disasters have been caused by nearly 6,500 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Biodegradable plastics not the answer to cut marine litter

Widespread adoption of products labelled "biodegradable" will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, accord to a United Nations report released yesterday.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Drought in Botswana is learning opportunity to achieve water security – (UN rights expert)


 UN, 17 November 2015 – A United Nations human rights expert today urged Botswana to take the current extreme drought in the southern African country as an opportunity to develop a strategy for providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation for all as “a short-cut to prevent illnesses and deaths” in the long run.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris

 UN, 13 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable" terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

El Niño worsens food security in East Africa (UN)

An estimated 32.1 million people in East Africa would need food aid by the beginning of 2016 due to El Niño phenomenon, the UN has said.

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