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The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress and improvements in quality of life across the developing world. Poverty has fallen in most developing countries, and the number of low-income countries fell from 60 in 2003 to just 39 in 2009. Countries such as India and (particularly) China have managed to lift very large numbers of people out of extreme poverty. Progress has not been restricted to increases in income; many developing countries have also dramatically improved their access to vital services, such as education and health.
Item 26 of the provisional agenda*
JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.
The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.
The fund is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, …
ODI background note
By Alan Nicol and Nanki Kaur
Water is the key medium that links atmospheric temperature rises to changes in human and physical systems.
Climate change will alter the hydrological cycle in many ways. The trigger is the warming of the atmosphere and oceans, which will change major weather systems.
$5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fosters collaboration between six major humanitarian agencies
Global humanitarian agencies are getting a boost in their ability to respond to emergencies like floods and earthquakes, and vulnerable communities are learning to prepare before disaster strikes, thanks to a new round of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Disasters hit hard in poor communities, and developing countries don't always have the resources to prepare or respond.
- On July 29, Japan decided to extend
grant aid totaling 6,620 million yen as food aid for the ten countries
listed below, as part of the measures to cope with the problem of high
2. On April 25 this year, Japan announced that it would implement emergency food aid of approximately 100 million US dollars in the next three months in response to increasing food prices. Also on July 4, Japan announced that it would implement food aid of approximately 50 million dollars by October this year. The decision on this aid is, therefore, part of the concrete implementation.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.
President Clinton December 28 announced new steps to improve nutrition and education for an estimated nine million school children in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.