UN and Related Bodies
- UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
- World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
- UN Conference and Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
- UN Development Programme (UNDP)
- UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
- UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
- UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
- UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
- UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
- World Bank (WB)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Tourism Organization (WTO)
- UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
Past Summits, Conferences
- UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) (26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar ) Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
- UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa (2011), produced the Durban Platform.
- In December 2010, climate change talks in Cancún (COP 16) concluded with a package of decisions to help countries advance towards a low-emissions future. Dubbed the "Cancún Agreements", the decisions include formalizing mitigation pledges and ensuring increased accountability for them, as well as taking concrete action to protect the world's forests.
- UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) (7 - 18 December 2009)
2009 was a crucial year in the international effort to address climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings took place thoughout the year, designed to culminate in an ambitious and effective international response to climate change, to be agreed upon at the COP 15 Conference - which resulted - at the end of the Confernece - in the Copenhagen Accord.
- Summit on Climate Change (22 September 2009, UN Headquarters) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a Summit on Climate Change on 22 September 2009 to focus Heads of State and Government on the need for urgent action, and to mobilize the highest level political will needed to reach a fair, effective, and scientifically ambitious global climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.
- World Climate Conference - 3 (31 August - 3 September 2009, Geneva, Switzerland) - The Conference was held in order to establish an international framework to guide the development of climate services which will link science-based climate predictions and information with climate-risk management and adaptation to climate variability and change throughout the world.
- 2005 World Summit - see Outcome Document (paragraphs 50-55)
- United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Also known as the “Earth Summit”.