UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme

The UNFCCC UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research.

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For Valentine’s Day, UN environment wing is urging everyone to ‘break up’ with single-use plastic

In It’s not me, it’s you, a short video for its #CleanSeas campaign, the UN environment wing takes a lighter look at the very serious problem of marine litter and urges everyone to give up the use of single-use plastic products such as disposable cutlery, water-bottles, food containers and shopping bags.

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Resilience is about being ready

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February, 2018 – Quito, the host city of Habitat III where the New Urban Agenda was adopted, has to be ready for a broad range of natural hazards, according to Mayor Mauricio Rodas, speaking today at the World Urban Forum.

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UNCCD: Desertification Day to focus on consumers making smart investments

Thirty percent of all land is degraded, and has lost its true value. Land grabbing and a headlong rush for productive land signals a growing recognition that access to productive land will be crucial for future economic growth, peace and stability. The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) to be marked worldwide on 17 June 2018 will focus on how consumers can regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize livelihoods and communities by influencing the market to invest in sustainable land management through what we buy.

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Climate change is a solvable problem. Tech innovation & behaviour change can help us fight back for our planet

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.

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Call for Applications: UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME in Bonn

In an era characterized by fast-paced technological change and growing competition, it is evident that the “world of work” keeps changing at a fast rate. it is essential that national TVET leaders are aware of such developments, and have the required management and leadership skills to translate their understanding into action.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses these three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change”

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Health, Climate and Small Island States – Editorial by UNFCCC and WHO

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), have reconfirmed their commitment to a special initiative which they launched in partnerships with the Fijian Presidency at the COP 23 in Bonn last November.

 

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UN Bonn Annual Preview for 2018

On 29 January 2018, UN Bonn organized a press-briefing for local media and civil society to provide them with an overview of the activities and priorities of Bonn-based UN organisations for 2018.

In his opening remarks, Prof. Jakob Rhyner, current Head of Agencies and Director of United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), provided an overview of the growing UN Campus in Bonn, and appreciated the city of Bonn as a pleasant work and living place.

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UNU Sustainable Development Explorer

The United Nations University’s (UNU) work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. With some 400 UNU researchers engaged in more than 180 research projects, UNU is most active where the different goals merge and interact.

 

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UNFCCC: Unprecedented efforts needed to tackle climate and disaster risks

Unprecedented levels of coordination are needed to face the combined challenges of rising global greenhouse gas emissions, weather-related disasters, and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

This is the key finding of a UN report summing up the views of experts who gathered in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how countries can better adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

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