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UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

We need to include risk disaster into broader discussion of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development in order to leave a more resilient world to future generations – said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his briefing to the General Assembly on the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

BAN / CLIMATE LEADER'S SUMMIT

At the Climate Leader's Summit in Washington DC, the UN Secretary-General called on Governments to reach a universal legal climate agreement by next year that is both ambitious and achievable. Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for both political and financial investment to deal with climate change, the single greatest threat to a sustainable future. WORLD [...]

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LENDING POVERTY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a series of measures aimed at strengthening the World Bank Group — including a $100 billion increase in the lending capacity to middle-income countries over the next decade.  WORLD BANK

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / IPCC CLIMATE REPORT

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all contingents and across the oceans. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to the risks, but that those risks will be difficult to manage with high levels or warming. [...]

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GREENLAND / BAN ILULISSAT ICE FJORD WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to the World Heritage site, the ice fjord, “Ilulissat” this morning after having to turn back yesterday due to a snowstorm. UNTV  

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GREENLAND / BAN ARRIVAL

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Greenland Tuesday to witness firsthand the drastic effects of climate change. UNTV  

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WMO CLIMATE REPORT

The World Meteorological Organizaton (WMO), says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century. CH UNTV

24 Mar 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 / BLOOMBERG CLIMATE ENVOY

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. UNTV

31 Jan 2014 | Read More »

CHAD / NUTRITION

In the past three years, climate change has taken hold. In 2012, 850,000 children in Chad and other countries in Africa's Sahel belt were treated for severe acute malnutrition. It’s a condition that affects almost three percent of children under five in the eastern Ouaddai region of Chad.  

1 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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