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ROME / POPE AND BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis discussed climate change Tuesday in the Vatican (VATICAN TV)

28 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / HAPPINESS DAY

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and environmental advocates Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle joined local students at an event held at United Nations Headquarters today to celebrate the International Day of Happiness and highlight the importance of tackling climate change. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CHANGE OLDER PERSONS

A UN Human Rights independent expert said older persons have a role to play in addressing the adverse affects on climate change; adding in “climate change has a disproportionate effect on certain groups, such as older persons, due to their age, their mobility, dependence, physical, emotional or mental condition." OHCHR

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

MOROCCO / FOOD CLIMATE CHANGE

Famous Italian chef Carlo Cracco travelled to Morocco to draw attention to the threat that climate change poses to many of the world's traditional foods – like Moroccan truffles, a staple ingredient that has become increasingly scarce. IFAD

10 Mar 2015 | Read More »

OHCHR / CLIMATE CHANGE

In the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials joined high-level delegates from Pacific Island States that are on the frontline of the global battle against sea-level rise to examine the potentially devastating impact of climate change on human rights. OHCHR

6 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / FIGUERES CLIMATE CHANGE

A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva Friday, following seven days of negotiations. 190 Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the negotiating text for the 2015 agreement. UNTV CH

13 Feb 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CONFERENCE

United Nations Climate Change negotiations opened in Geneva Sunday in a bid to bridge the gap  between the interests of rich and developing nations — as reflected in the unwieldy draft document from the ministerial-level talks in Peru last December. UNTV CH  

9 Feb 2015 | Read More »

BAN / 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sent a personal and 'special' appeal to the kidnappers of the 180 Nigerian school girls, missing since last April, to let them go. UNIFEED – UNTV  

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

RWANDA / CLIMATE CHANGE

The weather in Rwanda is becoming more and more unpredictable causing farmers to lose about 40% of their harvests. Now new business hubs are helping farmers adapt to the changing climate, allowing them to store their crops safely and get them to markets. IFAD

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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