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UN / CLIMATE ECONOMY REPORT WRAP

A new report  presented by the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. UNIFEED – UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / WATER SHORTAGE

After two decades of civil war left the capital ofSomalia,Mogadishu, devastated and devoid of basic urban services and infrastructure, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), handed over four large water wells to the administration of the Banadir region inMogadishuaiming to provide affordable, clean and safe water to 260,000 households. AMISOM

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WATER AND SANITATION

A new WHO/UNICEF report says that since 1990, almost 2 billion people globally have gained access to improved sanitation and 2.3 billion have gained access to drinking-water from improved sources. Yet experts remain "tremendously" concerned with sanitation. "We are seeing that progress seems to be stuck at about 2.5 billion people, which we saw in [...]

8 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / BLOOMBERG CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The role of the Special Envoy will be to galvanize urban action to reduce greenhouse emissions ahead of the United Nations climate summit this coming September. UNTV

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY WRAP

With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today (19 November) called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority. UNTV

19 Nov 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The Government of South Sudan and aid agencies launched a US$1.1 billion humanitarian appeal for the 2014-2016 period in order to meet the needs of the most vulnerable 3.1 million people across the country in 2014. UNMISS

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / WATER

Wubalem, a 17-year old girl living in Machakel district, Ethiopia, no longer has to choose between attending school and making a three-hour trek to fetch unclean water from a river. Two programmes sponsored by UNICEF and the European Union have brought more than 100 water points to the area and a nutrition programme has helped [...]

9 Nov 2013 | Read More »

BANGLADESH / CLEAN WATER

UNICEF and partners are installing rain water collection and storage systems to provide a clean, safe alternative to the water in Bangladeshthat, for much of the year, cannot be drunk, or even used for crops. UNICEF

31 Oct 2013 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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