Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar have been confirmed today: Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will be held from 2 to 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Chile will be the host of the world’s most important climate change event, bringing together 196 countries, the European Union, and various environmental organizations. It is hoped that the event will achieve tougher and more ambitious commitments to protection of the planet.
Youth leaders, gathered at the two-day Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, voiced alarm that 11 years before the 2030 deadline, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals remains slow, including on climate change – the greatest challenge of the world of today and tomorrow.
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Experts, leaders agree on key ways to mobilise accelerated action for climate, sustainable development
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Agreement at 52nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development calls for strengthening implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted 25 years ago in Cairo.
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On 15 March 2019, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue three definitive stamps on the topics of “Stop Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” (US$0.85 stamp), “Gender Equality” (CHF1,50 stamp) and “Migration” (€1,80 stamp).
The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs – a group of former Heads of State, Senior Government officials, Nobel Laureate and other eminent experts on economic and social policies – will meet for its third meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on 11-12 March 2019.
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 - Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019–2020. Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions.
The global fashion sector on Monday (10 Dec) significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.
The Secretary General will host a Climate Summit in September 2019 (on the margins of the 74th General Assembly) with the objective of increasing ambition and accelerating climate action towards 2020 and beyond.
The renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling individuals the world over to unite in actions to battle climate change.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday (29 Nov) announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target, concludes annual review of global emissions, climate action
Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short.
There is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño developing by February 2019, although it is not expected to be a strong event, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).