Becomes “Launch Partner” to UNDP’s Accelerator Labs in 60 Countries
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a further 25% increase in funding from the German government to its 2019 core resources, which follows a 60% increase for 2018.
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
Washington, DC, 10 December 2018 (OPS/OMS) - Ministers of Health from MERCOSUR and Associated States have signed a declaration to place health at the front and center of national climate change adaptation plans. This aims to ensure that health systems become climate resilient, and that health prevention and promotion are fully integrated with climate services, as per recommendations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
PAS DE SECURITÈ NI DE DEVELOPPEMENT SANS RESPECT DES DROITS HUMAINS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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."
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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
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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.
‘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.
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.