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MARRAKECH: ‘The eyes of the world are upon us,’ chair of UN conference says as new round of climate talks opens

07 November 2016 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened today in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries.


MARRAKECH: UN climate conference to continue momentum after Paris Agreement comes into force

06 November 2016 – Three days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give United Nations Member States and the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.


On International Day, UN cites 'duty of care towards the environment' in peacetime and during conflict

06 November 2016 – To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.


‘Climate action starts in the kitchen,’ says UN, launching #Recipe4Change campaign

04 November 2016 – With the Paris Agreement on climate change entering into force today, famed chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca are joining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) to tackle climate change from a different perspective: sustainable cooking.


One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain ‘vast,’ UN reports

04 November 2016 – As Haiti struggles to recover from the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew, which pummelled the tiny island one month ago today, the United Nations warned that while its seems as if “the world has moved on,” Haiti’s needs are vast, exemplified by the nearly 600,000 children being stalked by disease, hunger and malnutrition and in need of assistance.


On historic day for climate action, Ban urges sustained momentum for better, safer future

04 November 2016 – As the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


UN officials emphasize the need for coherence and coordination to achieve 2030 Agenda

03 November 2016 – Meeting in Rome with members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) highlighted the “universal and inspirational” nature of the 2030 Agenda, adding that it is a tremendous benefit for system-wide coherence and coordination across all UN agencies.


‘Dramatic’ action needed to cut emissions, slow rise in global temperature – UN Environment report

03 November 2016 – A day before the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change comes into force, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is urging the world to ‘dramatically’ step up its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions – by some 25 per cent more than those pledged in Paris last year – “to meet the stronger, and safer, target of 1.5 degrees Celsius” global temperature rise.


UN rights experts urge DR Congo to lift 'unjustified' ban on protests

03 November 2016 – Expressing concern over what they called an “unjustified” ban on protests in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a group of United Nations human rights experts today called on the authorities to protect the fundamental rights of the people and to revoke the prohibition.


Deputy UN chief urges Central African lawmakers to act as ‘defenders of dialogue and reconciliation’

02 November 2016 – Addressing the National Assembly of the Central African Republic (CAR) today, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the legislators that the country’s people had given them a clear mandate, and as such, he urged them not only to play their traditional role as parliamentarians, “but also as defenders of dialogue and reconciliation.”