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UN / DEEP DECARBONIZATION REPORT

The UN has launched a report laying out potential country-specific paths to cut emissions enough to limit human-induced temperature rise to the globally agreed goal of two degrees centigrade. UNIFEED-UNTV  

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are meeting in New York this week ahead of an international conference being held in September in Samoa. The conference will go a long way to defining what role SIDS, which number around 50, can play in the post-2015 development agenda. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIKOLIC SERBIA FLOODS

The president of Serbia appealed to the international community to help with recovery efforts after the country was hit by devastating floods last week which claimed dozens of lives and affected over 1.5 million people.  UNIFEED – UNTV

27 May 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / LANDSLIDE AID

WFP has distributed food rations to 700 families who have lost their homes in Friday's landslide in Argo, Badakshan province of Afghanistan. WFP

6 May 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / LANDSLIDE

Following an aerial assessment of the deadly landslide that hit Abi-Barik village in Afghanistan last Friday, two senior United Nations (UN) humanitarian officials highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country as well as the need for long-term preventive measures. UNAMA

5 May 2014 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

PHILIPPINES / TEEN PROFILE

A young survivor finds a way to help other children – and himself – recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. UNICEF  

1 Mar 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 »

PHILIPPINES/ EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Almost one third of Filipinos  affected by Typhoon Haiyan live on Panay Island. To address the shortage of medical supplies in rural health units across the island, UNICEF distributed emergency health kits, which contain equipment and supplies for a health post to care for 10,000 people for three months. UNICEF

25 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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