UN ESCAP – 11 June 2013
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, today announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), as his Special Adviser for Timor-Leste. Dr. Heyzer will carry out the responsibilities of both roles concurrently.
UN News Centre – 10 June 2013
In observance of World Oceans Day, a senior United Nations official called on the international community to act in a concerted and coordinated manner to halt and reverse the damage to the planet’s open waters caused by human activity.
IEA – 10 June 2013
IEA report shows how to stop growth in energy-related emissions by 2020 at no net economic cost
UNDP – 07 June 2013
In 177 countries and territories, UNDP supports actions to lift living standards, create opportunities and enable people to live fulfilling lives. Our 2012-2013 Annual Report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships, and our globally recognized initiatives on transparency and accountability.
High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – 30 May 2013
Eminent Persons from Around the World Call for a New Global Partnership to Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development
UNEP – 21 May 2013
"Doing More and Better with Less" Just One Click Away
UNESCO – 21 May 2013
At the UNESCO-Humid Tropics Center in Kuala Lumpur, integrated water management begins at home: green roof, porous pavement, rainwater harvesting and a constructed wetland are among the features of this institution that Director-General, Irina Bokova, visited in Kuala Lumpur on 21 May, the first day of her official visit to Malaysia.
UN News Centre – 16 May 2013
With dire warnings likely to match or exceed the worst fears about the effects of global warming, environment and development experts gathered today at United Nations Headquarters to debate the twin challenge of curbing climate change while sustaining economic growth.
UN News Centre – 16 May 2013
A more effective and inclusive global governance system will be necessary to ensure that the international community achieves the Millennium Development Goals and establishes an actionable post-2015 agenda, the head of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today said, while urging a review of the UN body to meet new demands.
UN News Centre – 15 May 2013
The United Nations today warned that economic losses from disasters have spun out of control and called on the world’s business community to incorporate disaster risk management to their investment strategies to avoid further losses.
UN Women – 15 May 2013
At the international donors’ conference for Mali, taking place in Brussels today, co-chaired by the European Union and France, Malian women will present recommendations calling for greater participation by women in the conflict resolution and rebuilding of the economy.
UNISDR – 15 May 2013
The United Nations today issued a stark warning to the world's business community that economic losses linked to disasters are "out of control" and will continue to escalate unless disaster risk management becomes a core part of business investment strategies.
UNISDR – 14 May 2013
UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed yesterday's inauguration by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, of the country's National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which brings to 86, the number of such platforms around the world. These National Platforms provide important support to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement on reducing disaster losses.
UNIDO – 14 May 2013
Some 1,500 participants, including heads of state, ministers, energy experts, and representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector will take part in the third Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) that opens at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna on 28 May.
FAO – 13 May 2013
New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption
UNFCC – 13 May 2013
Reacting to the fact that the concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere last week passed the 400 parts per million mark at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres on Monday called for a greatly stepped-up response to climate change by all parts of society:
UN News Centre – 11 May 2013
As an estimated 50 billion birds commence their annual migrations, the critical staging areas they need to complete these journeys continue to be degraded or are disappearing completely, the United Nations today warned on this year's World Migratory Bird Day.
UN News Centre – 10 May 2013
The crops, animals and trees found in forests can play a crucial role in improving food security and nutrition around the world, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is hosting a gathering on the issue in Rome next week.
UN ESCAP – 10 May 2013
Vladivostok, Russian Federation, 27-30 May 2013
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with the support of the Russian Federation, will organize the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum to promote regional cooperation for enhanced energy security and the sustainable use of energy.
UNEP – 09 May 2013