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8 mai 2016 – Au deuxième jour de sa visite aux Seychelles, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a rappelé dimanche l'importance d'une approche concertée entre Etats pour résoudre les défis du changement climatique, du développement durable et de l'aide humanitaire d'urgence, saluant l'engagement de l'archipel à faire profiter le forum onusien de son expérience et de ces idées.
8 May 2016 – Small States like Seychelles have served as a “magnifying lens” for many issues that all nations must face, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the National Assembly today, calling for the archipelago's continued support as the UN tackles three critical challenges: climate change, global sustainability and easing humanitarian suffering.
7 May 2016 – The problems facing our planet – climate change, poverty and insecurity – will only be solved through a global, multilateral response, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he began an official visit to the Seychelles, a small island nation with “big ideas,” having shown leadership on climate action, environmental protection and the fight against maritime crime.
9 April 2013 – The international community is losing vast amounts of agricultural production due to the effects of continuing land degradation such as desertification, a new United Nations study has warned, adding that without sustainable land management, development initiatives the world over will be stymied.
It was 2 a.m. at the United Nations Geneva headquarters when the news broke on 26 December, 2004 - a massive earthquake had rocked the floor bed of the Indian Ocean.
L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) ont demandé jeudi aux gouvernements d'adopter des mesures préventives pour protéger les systèmes éducatifs et de santé des catastrophes naturelles ainsi que du changement climatique.
Il s'agit d'abord de construire des infrastructures respectant les normes de résistance aux catastrophes, en commençant par mettre les bâtiments existants aux normes, indique un communiqué conjoint.
Il s'agit aussi de garantir que les hôpitaux et les écoles mettent en oeuvre des …
Former United States President Bill Clinton starts his last visit to Asia today as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, making stops in India, Thailand and Indonesia to review rebuilding progress after the ravages of the 2004 disaster that killed over 230,000 people and affected more than 12 countries in the region.
Arriving in Geneva to chair a meeting on disaster mitigation, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today announced the launch of a "first of its kind" website to track funds pledged to the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, while urging that more attention be given to the world's neglected humanitarian emergencies.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a meeting of global policymakers this week in Thailand to identify key barriers and lessons learned in the first days of the emergency response and in the weeks of reconstruction following the devastating 26 December Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Two months after a devastating tsunami wrought havoc on a dozen Indian Ocean countries and sparked an unprecedented outpouring of global relief aid, the United Nations reported today that while some of its agencies have received 100 per cent of their immediate flash appeal requirements, others still remain under-funded.
Overall aid pledged so far from or through governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and private sources totals $6.28 billion, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which has overall responsibility for …
The environmental devastation wrought by December's Indian Ocean tsunami offers an opportunity to rebuild in a way that preserves natural resources for the benefit of the local communities who were hardest hit by the disaster, according to a new United Nations report released today.
"Buildings and other infrastructure need to be built in less vulnerable areas and to standards that will protect them and their inhabitants in the event of future tsunamis," UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said.
Praising as "marvellous" the world response so far to last week's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, today to launch the United Nations flash appeal expected to total many hundreds of millions of dollars for the most urgent needs over the next six months.
"There was clear leadership at the beginning and everyone accepted the UN's leadership," Mr.
With aid pledges for the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami already reaching between $3 billion and $4 billion, the United Nations health agency warned again today that 150,000 people are at "extreme risk" of dying from preventable diseases unless clean drinking water and other basic needs are restored within days.
To critics who say that there was too little relief effort in the early phase of last week's devastating Asian tsunami, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland had three words today: "I respectfully disagree."
But he maintained his assertion that overall the developed world was unable or unwilling to make the necessary investment to halt the preventable deaths of 30,000 children every day -- a tsunami-size toll each week -- although he did not repeat the word "stingy" which last week caused an uproar in the United States when he was misinterpreted …
Rejecting myths arising out of major historical plagues, relief workers coping with large numbers of people killed by natural disasters such as last week's earthquake and tsunami in South Asia should make every effort to respect the traditions of the affected communities and preserve the individual identities of the dead, the United Nations health agency says.
In a new manual called "Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations," the Americas' bureau of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), says when deaths result only …
With some 40 countries offering support for the victims of the tsunami disaster, over $2 billion in pledges had already been recorded for the emergency and recovery phase, a senior United Nations relief official said today.
That was more than all of the pledges to all humanitarian appeals in 2004 combined, Jan Egeland, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.
31 December 2004 - With governments and international organizations having increased their combined pledges to help the victims of last Sunday's Asian tsunami to between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today that the biggest challenge is now overcoming the logistics of distributing aid and relief supplies to the hardest-hit areas.
After meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, Mr.