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06 Dec 2018 description

PAS DE SECURITÈ NI DE DEVELOPPEMENT SANS RESPECT DES DROITS HUMAINS

06 Dec 2018 description

Growing gap between ambition and action as the world prepares for a future with increasing climate risks

Katowice, 06 December 2018 – While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report released today has revealed a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.

06 Dec 2018 description
report WaterAid

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

05 Dec 2018 description

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains from climate action would be approximately double the cost of mitigation policies at global level, and the benefit-to-cost ratio is even higher in countries such as China and India.

03 Dec 2018 description

Climate impacts - from heatwaves to worsening storms, floods and fires - are surging and threatened to overwhelm health systems, doctors say

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday.

30 Nov 2018 description

On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.

Crises in numbers

30 Nov 2018 description

One of the world’s most widely respected medical journals, The Lancet, yesterday published research showing that rising temperatures caused by climate change are placing vulnerable populations at increased risk worldwide.

Leading doctors, academics and policy professionals from 27 organizations – all members of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change network – contributed analysis and jointly authored the report.

23 Nov 2018 description

*by Aadesh Subedi *

Mosquito-borne dengue is gaining ground in temperate western Nepal as the climate gets hotter and wetter

POKHARA, Nepal, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Rambhadur Bishwakarma began running a high fever in October, he at first wasn't overly concerned.

"I thought the symptoms were of simple flu or usual fever," he said. "But things started getting worse gradually."

23 Nov 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Assessment of voluntary return intentions of refugees to Myanmar

  • Refugee volunteers completed over 200 projects

  • Bangladesh police trained on refugee protection

  • Refugees lead the Greening Campaign in Kutupalong

  • Field healthcare workers prepare for emergencies

  • Registration and verification progress

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

16 Nov 2018 description

Malawi celebrates UN Day with recognition of local champions for SDGs

The United Nations in Malawi on 24th October 2018 presented the stories of ordinary Malawians with extraordinary courage, talent and drive to make a difference in their communities and show the way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malawi. This was part of United Nations Day celebrations in Lilongwe.

16 Nov 2018 description

‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

13 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

Negara Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) is a small country on the northwest side of the island of Borneo. It has a well-developed economy, with one of the highest GDP per capita in the world. It is a very socially conservative country, as well as an absolute monarchy. The current Sultan of Brunei is Hassanal Bolkiah, who also serves as prime minister, finance minister, foreign minister, and defense minister. It is a politically stable country that benefits from hydrocarbon production, which is 90 percent of the country’s exports.

12 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19338 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris today:

Ten years ago, in 2008, Lazare Ponticelli, the last known French veteran of the Great War, died at the age of 110. Every year on 11 November, Mr. Ponticelli, an Italian immigrant, honoured the promise he had made to his comrades who had died too young on the battlefield. He used to visit his local war memorial to remember them.

10 Nov 2018 description

LIBREVILLE, 9th November 2018 – African ministers of health and environment agreed today on a 10-year strategic plan to increase investment and accelerate joint health and environment priorities.

The Strategic Action Plan to Scale Up Health and Environment Interventions in Africa 2019 – 2029 to the African Union was adopted at the closing of the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment held in the Gabonese capital from 6 to 9 November.

09 Nov 2018 description

Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo.

The retired businessman is a community leader and he has noticed many changes in his city.

“In the neighborhoods there are a lot of mosquitoes,”Mr Mabikina recently told health workers. “A lot, lot, lot of mosquitoes.”

31 Oct 2018 description

Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 30 October 2018

As delivered

Thank you, Maureen.

I do feel honoured to be here at SAIS today. Thank you for inviting me.

I admire your commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in international affairs.

We live in a world where pretty much everyone can see pretty much everything almost everywhere, pretty much all the time. Everything and everyone is inter-connected.