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23 Jul 2017 description

Vents violents, sécheresses prolongées, inondations : ce sont là les risques climatiques majeurs auxquels le Bénin est exposé en matière de changement climatique. Chaque année, plusieurs communes du pays subissent les inondations, mais la situation est particulière dans les communes lacustres de la Basse Vallée de l’Ouémé comme Aguégués, Sô-ava et Dangbo, où les populations vivent également des problèmes d’enclavement.

19 Jul 2017 description
report United Nations

World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

19 Jul 2017 description
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World Food Assistance 2017 considers the measures pursued by national, regional and international actors to respond to, prepare for and prevent food crises. In 2017 alone such crises have made 108 million people worldwide severely food-insecure. The aim is to build understanding about: i) the scale, reach and composition of these "food assistance" measures over time and space;

19 Jul 2017 description

As prepared for delivery.

I am delighted to be here with colleagues from government, civil society and across the UN.

This event focuses on the practicalities of advancing inclusive SDG progress. As we move forward, we need to ensure that our decisions and actions are geared towards meeting the needs of those that are less able to endure setbacks, have less voice, and fewer resources and opportunities to get ahead.

18 Jul 2017 description

New Indonesia report highlights critical role of ending child poverty and violence to achieving sustainable development

NEW YORK/JAKARTA, 18 July 2017 –The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF today launched a new report showcasing the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the country has made for children, acknowledging challenges and highlighting the crucial role of preventing violence against children in reducing poverty.

13 Jul 2017 description

En la búsqueda de oportunidades de financiación para el desarrollo de nuevas capacidades, Uruguay participa con el liderazgo del Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA), de una iniciativa del Consejo de Europa que supone la adjudicación de fondos para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades nacionales para el cumplimiento de los compromisos asumidos en el marco del Acuerdo Internacional de Cambio Climático.

13 Jul 2017 description

Editorial

in the month of June, the Pacific was in the spotlight at the highlevel UN Conference to Support the implementation of Sustainable development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), demonstrating global leadership on ocean issues with Fiji and Sweden serving as co-chairs of the meeting.

12 Jul 2017 description

Ibrahim Adam Fulhu points at an eroded area where a farm once stood. Now there is just a collapsed tree and its broken branches.

“This is nature, and we are powerless against it.”

Ibrahim is a member of the village council in Maabaidhoo Island, a community that was severely affected by the 2004 tsunami in the Maldives. "Every time a wave sweeps in, it expands the eroded area,” he laments.

The Maldives is the lowest lying country in the world. It is formed by a chain of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean, and home to nearly 400.000 people.

11 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, July 10, 2017– The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters.

10 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam’s climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme in the Philippines focuses on conflict-prone and climate change-sensitive areas, as well as areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Mindanao.

The programme aims to help poor women, men and their communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This includes enhancing their well-being and emotional resilience to the shocks, stresses and uncertainties of everyday life.

10 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

The REE-CALL programme aims to strengthen community resilience to climate change by fostering economic empowerment and inclusive leadership. The programme targets highly vulnerable people: 225,000 households in 14 of the worst-affected districts of the three most vulnerable agro-ecological regions of the country – Haor, Char and the south-west and south-central coastal regions.

07 Jul 2017 description

This guide outlines ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It covers sectors including settlements and land use planning; building construction; waste management; energy; infrastructure; water, sanitation and hygiene; agriculture and livelihoods; and education. It highlights the importance of flood risk management, landslide prevention and treatment, and management of forests after disasters.

07 Jul 2017 description

This handbook is designed to encourage thinking and provide insights and ideas about how to design well-integrated, step-by-step actions and strategies to foster resilience at the local level. The handbook aims to support students and young professionals in their Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Poverty Reduction related work and secondly to acquaint policymakers involved in these three domains with the integration issue and help them to take a resilience 2.0 approach into their (present or future) daily work.

06 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation, resulting in the frequent loss of lives, livelihoods, and property. Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people causing over 20,000 fatalities.

05 Jul 2017 description

June 2017, Bonn, Germany – Cities are a lynch pin in National Adaptation Plans, sustainable development, vertical integration and contributions to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

05 Jul 2017 description

Tras más de cincuenta años de conflicto armado interno, Colombia vive un momento de esperanza después de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz entre el gobierno colombiano y la guerrilla de las FARC-EP en noviembre de 2016.