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18 Jul 2018 description

2014 Camp opened in 2014

15 lt Litres of water distributed per person per day

Refugee Central Committee in place to address multi-sectorial issues

62% Of the population is under the age of 18

All refugees Individually registered with ration cards

Education Schools are opened and run by Plan International Permanent primary and early childhood schools are available, including CFS and Youth Centre

OVERVIEW

18 Jul 2018 description

Background

In a context of high climate variability, the risk of climate shocks is increasing while the rural poor are also increasingly unable to mitigate, manage or endure the impacts of such shocks. WFP and partners are therefore working with vulnerable communities through the FFA programme to build their resilience to shocks and ability to adapt to a changing climate.

18 Jul 2018 description

The President of Liberia, George Weah, says his government remains committed to working with international partners, like the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in helping the people of New Kru Town to prevent the problems of sea erosion.

President Weah praised UNDP for ably managing funds to execute the coastal defense project.

The Liberian Leader was speaking at the launch of the GOL/UNDP Coastal Pilot Project “Enhancing Resilience of Liberia Montserrado County Vulnerable Coastal Area to Climate Change Risks’’ in New Kru Town.

18 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

En dépit de cycles électoraux couronnés de succès dans plusieurs pays de la région, l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel continuent de vivre sous la triple menace du terrorisme, des changements climatiques et d’une gouvernance défaillante, a déclaré, cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA), M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.

18 Jul 2018 description

Preface

The last several years have been exciting and eventful for UNDP, as the organization repositions itself to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the demands of UN Member States to reform the UN development system. Both are about significant changes aimed at a new course for development, one that supports people and the planet, and that meets the challenges and opportunities of our complex, rapidly changing world.

18 Jul 2018 description
report Pacific Community

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve soil management practices, and establish nurseries.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13426

SECURITY COUNCIL
8313TH MEETING (PM)

Recent developments in West Africa and the Sahel have been characterized by both volatility and democratic gains, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, warning that the latter “are not immune from reversal” and could be negatively impacted by the former.

17 Jul 2018 description

After four years of intense negotiations, 24 Latin American countries adopted last March a legally binding instrument to implement Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Principle 10 guarantees the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. It also protects of the right of each person of present and future generations to live in a healthy environment.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

A l’ouverture du segment ministériel du Forum politique de haut-niveau sur le développement durable, deux hauts responsables de l’ONU ont exhorté les Etats à redoubler d’efforts pour réaliser les 17 Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) qu’ils se sont fixés.

A 12 ans de l’échéance des ODD, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU Amina J. Mohammed et le Président de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies Miroslav Lajčák ont souligné que les efforts déployés sont au ralenti et que de nombreux défis persistaient.

16 Jul 2018 description

These voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches (EbA) to CCA and DRR were prepared for participants of the twenty-second meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, which was held on 2-7 July 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

16 Jul 2018 description

This story is a press release issued by the WWA partnership on Friday, along with a technical summary of the attribution study.)

Man-made climate change and its effect on rainfall made the drought in South Africa’s Western Cape province over the past few years about three times more likely, according to a new study by an international group of climate scientists.

15 Jul 2018 description

Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9 July 2018 – Today the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in partnership with UNDP, announced the country’s first provincial strategy for financing climate action. The Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF), which serves as a road map for integrating climate change in public financial and economic management, represents one of the first government endorsed policies adopted at state-level in the world. Today’s launch in Peshawar follows the adoption of the country’s federal level CCFF in October 2017.

12 Jul 2018 description

NEW INQUIRIES

  • Forced displacement in Africa
  • UK Aid for combating Climate Change

On launching two new inquiries, the Chair of the Committee, Stephen Twigg MP, said:

"As a member of the UN, the UK has signed up to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we launch two distinct inquiries which relate directly to the UK's contributions to how refugees are provided for and to our responsibilities on climate change.

12 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13417
11 JUILLET 2018

Comprendre et gérer les risques de sécurité liés au climat, c’est ce que le Conseil de sécurité s’est efforcé de faire aujourd’hui, avec l’aide de la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU, du Ministre iraquien des ressources hydriques, de la représentante du Forum international des populations autochtones sur les changements climatiques et du Président de Nauru.

12 Jul 2018 description

By Jasper Marie O. Rucat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 9 (PIA)--The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC)-10 called for strengthened adaptation and mitigation measures especially among local government units (LGUs) to withstand impacts of Climate Change.

12 Jul 2018 description
report United Nations

New York

Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I commend the Security Council for focusing its attention on climate-related security risks. I would like to address four key issues today: firstly, the nature of the challenges to our common security posed by climate risks; secondly, the impacts of climate change; thirdly, the actions being taken by the UN system to tackle these, and finally, what we need to ask of all of us to ensure we continue to centrally integrate climate concerns in our security considerations.

11 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13417

Security Council
8307th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council, convening today to discuss the nexus between climate change and conflicts around the globe, considered several concrete proposals to guide the 15-member organ’s efforts — or those of other United Nations entities — on that evolving and increasingly critical issue.

11 Jul 2018 description

Regaining old glories Sierra Leone rebuilds its climate services from the ashes of war using new technologies to provide early warnings for vulnerable communities

By Climate Adaptation UNDP

Back in 1929, Sierra Leone served as the headquarters of the British West African Meteorological Services. With independence, the Sierra Leone Meteorological Department was formed. It was one of the most advanced meteorological departments in West Africa, with advanced capacity in weather data collection, analysis and service provision.