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01 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 15 June 2015 - On 15 June 2015, UNEP was part of the launch ceremony of the “Keep Juba Clean” campaign. The campaign, which is a month long event, is part of the preparations for celebration of 4th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on 9th July 2015. First organized by UNEP in 2009, Keep Juba Clean campaigns help to raise awareness of sound waste management practices. These campaigns are well aligned with UNEP’s waste management programme for South Sudan.

01 Jul 2015 description

Genève, le 1er juillet 2015 (OMM)

L’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) et l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont publié ensemble de nouvelles directives sur les moyens de faire face aux menaces que les vagues de chaleur font peser sur la santé. Celles-ci sont en effet de plus en plus fréquentes et intenses en raison du changement climatique.

01 Jul 2015 description

WMO, WHO Issue Guidance on Heat Health Warning Systems

Geneva 1 July 2015 (WMO)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued new joint guidance on Heat–Health Warning Systems to address the health risks posed by heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent and more intense as a result of climate change.

30 Jun 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Climate change has seen Zimbabwe experiencing prolonged droughts, extended dry seasons, extreme hot summers and cold winters.

These sporadic changes in weather have had an effect on the strategies adopted by women in communal farming and how they use renewable energy sources. According to the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer Zimbabwe 2015, launched at the Gender Protocol Work Summit earlier this week, 59% of rural women in Zimbabwe work in communal lands and so they are most affected by changes in climate since they rely on rainfall for their livelihoods and domestic use.

29 Jun 2015 description

Resumen

  • Derivado de la contaminación con sustancias químicas y materia orgánica en el río La Pasión, en el departamento de Petén, municipio de Sayaxché, se presentó la muerte masiva de peces y otras especies de la fauna acuática del ecosistema. Ha sido considerado el más grave problema ambiental en el territorio nacional.

  • La contaminación del río La Pasión ha afectado principalmente los medios de vida de la población, ya que esta población depende de la pesca artesanal.

25 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.

23 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Nepal

Executive Summary

Background Nepal is the 11th most earthquake-prone country in the world. Ever since the first recorded earthquake of 1255 AD that killed one-third of the population of the Kathmandu Valley and its King, Abhaya Malla, Nepal has experienced a major earthquake every few generations. The last great earthquake (of magnitude 8.4) in 1934 AD resulted in more than 10,000 deaths in the Kathmandu Valley. Most of the infrastructure and major heritage sites had to be rebuilt. There have since been earthquakes causing severe human and physical loss in 1980, 1988 and 2011.

23 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank

Development Economics and Development Policy Are Due For a Redesign, Says World Bank Report

18 Jun 2015 description

The sustainable management of marine resources, mitigating climate change and integrating steps to address food security and non-communicable diseases are among the focus areas for strengthened cooperation between the European Commission and the Pacific Community.

A partnership agreement deepening the collaboration between the two international bodies was signed in Suva, Fiji, today by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and the Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Dr Colin Tukuitonga.

08 Jun 2015 description

We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

05 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

NEW DELHI, 5 June 2015 (IRIN) - Temperatures are slowly falling in India with the approach of the cool monsoon rains, but a heatwave that has left more than 2,300 people dead has raised questions about how prepared the government will be for the next one.

The issue has taken on added urgency as global temperatures rise, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that India is likely to experience more deaths from heat.

03 Jun 2015 description

2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète

Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.

21 May 2015 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.

205 agencies participated in the April 2015 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 145 subsectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. There is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.

20 May 2015 description

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

08 May 2015 description

Village + Camp-level Results

The April’15 3W provides a snapshot of active project implementation as of March 25th, 2015 in villages and IDP camps across Myanmar as reported by implementing agencies. Information on planned and recently completed projects can be found in the 3W Data, available as an Excel file, and are also reflected on the 3W Dashboard.

07 May 2015 description

Le rapport annuel 2014 sur la Coopération belge au Développement est disponible depuis le début du mois de mai, non seulement en ligne et sur papier, mais aussi sous la forme d'applications numériques(BE-COOPERATION) dans l'App Store (iOS) et sur Google Play store (Android).

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those that have arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 13, 671 refugees relocated from different entry points have been received in Pugnido and 13,230 have been full registered (level II).