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In talks with arriving world leaders, UN chief spotlights climate change, Ebola, regional cooperation

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UN News Service

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

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Swedish government joins USAID-Rockefeller resilience partnership for Africa and Asia with $50 million contribution

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 19, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum.

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Samoa Pathway: Draft outcome document of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (A/CONF.223/3)

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, for consideration and adoption, the draft outcome document of the Conference as approved by its Preparatory Committee at the 3rd resumed meeting of its final meeting, on 11 July 2014 (see annex).

Annex

Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (Samoa Pathway)

Preamble

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Pacific climate change link between rising temperatures and disease

Updated 8 September 2014, 10:15 AEST

One of the themes of the UN Small Island Developing States conference was climate change and while people are familiar with the issue of rising sea-levels, few connect the problem of rising temperatures and their impact on the spread of communicable diseases.

Red Cross climate change specialist Rebecca McNaught says we're already seeing the effects of temperature rise on health in the Pacific.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Rebecca McNaught, climate change specialist for the Red Cross

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

© ABC

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UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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ITU Telecom Young Innovators competition seeks solutions in tackling climate change

3rd Challenge in 2014 series focuses on smart cities and climate change

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First WHO Conference on Health and Climate: Europe urges promoting health while mitigating climate change

Participants from 33 Member States in the WHO European Region are taking part in the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27–29 August 2014.

The Conference is intended to promote a more systematic approach to health protection in coordination with national and international efforts to address climate change. Key objectives include:

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WHO Calls for Stronger Action on Climate-Related Health Risks

GENEVA ¦ 27 August 2014 – Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences. For example, changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of lives annually from diseases caused by high levels of air pollution. The right energy and transport policies could also reduce the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity and traffic injury.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Trafigura’s toxic legacy in Côte d’Ivoire

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Amnesty

Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

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PACC Technical Report No. 4 - Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for Ontong Java Atoll, Solomon Islands

The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.

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UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile August 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population

As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer.

Main Occupations

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El Salvador: Annual Report 2013 - MAASV002

Overview

Crime and violence threaten social development and economic growth in El Salvador and negatively affect the quality of life of its citizens. After a sharp and sustained increase in the levels of violent crime since 2000, the murder rate peaked at 71 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, declining slightly to 69 in 2011.

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USAID announcements at the African Leaders’ Summit for Monday, August 4th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the following:

Food Security, Climate Smart Agriculture and Resilience

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A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat is a significant public health concern in India; extreme heat hazards are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Few of the factors driving population heat vulnerability are documented, though poverty is a presumed risk factor. To facilitate public health preparedness, an assessment of factors affecting vulnerability among slum dwellers was conducted in summer 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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La Organización Meteorológica Mundial y la OMS unen fuerzas frente al cambio climático

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UN News Service

08 de julio, 2014 — La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) anunciaron este martes que van a aunar esfuerzos para abordar de forma conjunta el creciente impacto del cambio climático sobre la salud pública.

Esas organizaciones de la ONU han creado una Oficina sobre el Clima y la Salud para estudiar el riesgo de fenómenos como las temperaturas extremas, las inundaciones, las sequías y los ciclones.

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L'OMM et l'OMS établissent un bureau commun pour le climat et la santé

Genève, le 8 juillet 2014 (OMS/OMM) – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé et l'Organisation météorologique mondiale s'allient pour parer aux risques accrus que font courir à la santé humaine les aléas météorologiques et climatiques, tels que les températures extrêmes, les inondations, les sécheresses et les cyclones tropicaux.

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WMO and WHO Establish Joint Office for Climate and Health

Press Release No. 996

For use of the information media

Not an official record

Geneva, 8 July 2014 (WHO/WMO) - The World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization have joined forces to tackle the increasing risks to human health posed by weather and climate hazards such as extreme temperatures, floods, droughts and tropical cyclones.