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21 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean.

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19 February 2016 – The list of health conditions that can be linked to environmental pollution and degradation is long and growing, including skin cancer, lung cancer, asthma, lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, malaria, Ebola and Zika, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

“The spread of Zika, just as with Ebola, has sent a strong signal to the international community that there is a need for increased attention to the linkages between environment and health,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said yesterday.

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15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies.

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13 juillet 2015 – A l'ouverture de la troisième Conférence internationale sur le financement du développement à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a salué lundi l'avènement d'une ère nouvelle de coopération, dont la première étape sera l'adoption dans la capitale éthiopienne d'un programme de financement capable de soutenir le développement durable et l'action climatique.

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17 December 2014 – After a year of “discord, disease and disruption” that saw peace operations, diplomacy and humanitarian capacities “pushed to the limit” responding to West Africa's Ebola outbreak, terrorist groups and ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed reporters today at United Nations Headquarters, where he summed up the year and looked ahead to 2015.

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21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

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08 de julio, 2014 — La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) anunciaron este martes que van a aunar esfuerzos para abordar de forma conjunta el creciente impacto del cambio climático sobre la salud pública.

Esas organizaciones de la ONU han creado una Oficina sobre el Clima y la Salud para estudiar el riesgo de fenómenos como las temperaturas extremas, las inundaciones, las sequías y los ciclones.

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8 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the vital role of water in sustainable development, highlighting in particular its importance with regard to food security, climate change and sanitation.

“Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks at the Budapest Water Summit. “Yet, each year brings new pressures.”

He noted that by 2030, nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity and demand could outstrip supply by 40 per cent.

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3 January 2012 – Ban Ki-moon has begun his second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations by pledging to harness “the strong power of partnerships” to respond to the planet’s biggest challenges, such as tackling climate change, combating poverty and empowering women and girls.

In an interview today with the UN News Centre and UN Radio to mark the start of his second term, Mr. Ban, 67, stressed the need for unity, particularly among Member States and their citizens.

24 Nov 2011 description
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Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, et plusieurs chefs d'agences onusiennes ont tiré mercredi la sonnette d'alarme devant les membres du Conseil de sécurité sur l'impact du crime transnational organisé, des pandémies et du changement climatique sur la sécurité internationale.

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31 October 2011 – Top United Nations officials today marked the global population reaching 7 billion with a call to action to world leaders to meet the challenges that a growing population poses, from ensuring adequate food and clean water to guaranteeing equal access to security and justice. “Today, we welcome baby 7 billion.

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15 September 2011 – The world is undergoing “a moment of uncommon turbulence,” facing enormous political, economic, humanitarian and environmental challenges, but the United Nations stands ready to help deal with all of them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Briefing journalists at UN Headquarters in New York ahead of next week’s opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, Mr. Ban said the agenda of world leaders is more crowded than ever.

20 Jul 2011 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to donors to maintain their support for “Aid for Trade” efforts to help developing countries, especially the poorest, accelerate development and benefit from global economic growth.

Aid for Trade is an initiative launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) six years ago to help developing countries, particularly the least developed, develop the necessary trade-related skills and infrastructure to carry out and benefit from WTO agreements and to expand their trade.