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23 Jul 2018 description

In October 2017, Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp called for the Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force to develop a comprehensive report on the 2017 hurricanes’ impact, as well as produce recommendations for effective recovery and resilience. Specifically, the report was to answer three questions for each of several sectors:

  1. What happened during the hurricanes and why?

  2. How will climate change affect the sector in the future?

  3. What will the Territory do?

14 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

01 Dec 2016 description
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Technical Note

Key messages of the review

The UK Government will intensify its efforts to end extreme poverty and promote development. This is the right thing to do. It is in our national interest. And it is a crucial part of our expanded role on the world stage as we leave the EU.

The world is changing. Our approach to development needs to change with it. We will drive reform of the entire global development system to further improve its effectiveness.

06 Sep 2016 description
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This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.

30 Sep 2015 description

After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development

New York, 28 September, 2015 -- Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.

14 Dec 2012 description

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan highlights lack of access to clean water and sanitation and need for improved waste management

08 Feb 2012 description


El Salvador ha sido afectado en 2011 por la Depresión Tropical 12E, que ha venido a sumarse a una cadena de fenómenos climatológicos que en los últimos años han aumentado su frecuencia sobre el istmo centroamericano.

29 Dec 2011 description


Los efectos acumulados de todos los eventos asociados tanto a la erupción del volcán Pacaya como de la tormenta tropical Ágatha ocurridos inmediatamente después de la erupción, los incidentes de deslizamientos, inundaciones y destrucción asociada a eventos de lluvias extraordinarias y las tormentas y depresiones tropicales ocurridas entre mayo y septiembre se han consolidado en este informe a pedido del Gobierno de Guatemala con la asesoría de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), del Banco Mundial y del Sistema de Naciones Unidas.

21 Apr 2011 description

Renewed optimism following year of harsh environmental realities for Haiti

Port-au-Prince (Haiti), 21 April 2011 - The stark environmental challenges in Haiti during 2010 and opportunities for a more sustainable future are presented in a new publication from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).