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27 Nov 2012 description
At the UN Climate Change negotiations, speaking on behalf of the 48 countries in the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, its Chair Dr. Pa Ousman Jarju stated, “This new report sheds light on the possibilities and constraints we face in our fight against climate change. Ignoring this knowledge can either mean our collective success or failure in stemming the pathways to loss and damage."
02 Nov 2012 description
New Roll Back Malaria report highlights malaria burden in Asia-Pacific Australia urges accelerated action against malaria in the region 2 November 2012, Sydney, AUSTRALIA: - As the Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific conference hosted by the Australian Government draws to a close,...
16 Aug 2012 description
Damak, Nepal, 16 August 2012 (UNHCR) – Twenty-five-year-old Prem Bahadur wishes to be resettled as he understands there are better services in those countries for visually impaired people. His father, 60-year-old Krishna Bahadur fears his son might face problems adjusting to a new country because...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...