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UN officials call for restoration of ecosystems to reduce climate change disasters

17 June 2014 – Marking the World Day to Combat Desertification, United Nations officials today emphasized the importance of restoring degrading lands to avoid or soften the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

UN urges G77+China to unite on combating poverty, climate change

15 June 2014 – As the Group of 77 Summit ends today with a focus on creating a new sustainable development framework, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed to the G77 and China the importance of cooperation and partnerships to reduce inequality, end poverty and fight climate change.

In Bolivia, Ban to urge G77 to work together on anti-poverty, climate change

14 June 2014 – Addressing the bloc of developing countries known as the Group of 77 (G77) and China, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is today expected to urge world leaders to work together to reduce poverty and inequality, while balancing the needs of the environment and addressing climate change.

General Assembly elects Ugandan Foreign Minister as President of 69th session

11 June 2014 – The United Nations General Assembly today elected by acclamation Sam Kahamba Kutesa of Uganda as President of its upcoming 69th session.

Use of ‘space tools’ for sustainable development stressed by UN celestial committee

11 June 2014 – Space-based information technologies must be fully integrated into the international efforts to overcome such challenges to sustainable development as climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was told as it opened its annual session today in Vienna.

Unlock regional savings to finance sustainable development, UN urges Asia-Pacific States

10 June 2014 – The private sector in the Asia-Pacific region holds $33 trillion which could help finance sustainable development, the United Nations economic and social office in the region said, calling for greater partnerships in the social and environmental sectors, and for a reworking of the region’s financial regulations.