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World + 20 others
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Concludes with World Leaders Renewing Commitments to Save Planet

ENV/DEV/1310

Plenary
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

Outcome Document Affirms Poverty Eradication
As Greatest Challenge, Recommends Strengthening of Institutional Framework

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June — High-level officials of nearly every Member State meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renewed their commitments to ensuring an “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations”, as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — closed this afternoon.

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Afghanistan + 17 others
2009 REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH CLUSTER to the Emergency Relief Coordinator from the Chair of the Global Health Cluster

Introduction

Since the beginning of the implementation of the Humanitarian Reforms in September 2005, WHO and partners have been working together both at the global/regional and country levels to improve the effectiveness, predictability and accountability of humanitarian health action. At the global/regional level, health partners are working to strengthen their individual and collective capacities to respond better and faster. At country level, health partners are working to jointly assess and analyze information, prioritize the interventions, build an evidence-based strategy