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24 Feb 2019 New York, United States
New UNEP Chief Has Strong Water Background; Replaces Predecessor Who Resigned Over Dodgy Expenses Claims
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has confirmed Inger Andersen of Denmark February 21 to a four-year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), following her nomination by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. Andersen has served as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2015,The new program head has 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing projects and generating on-the-ground impact from working with a small Non-Governmental Organization in Sudan to multilateral and international settings with a constant focus on poverty eradication...
11 Sep 2018 New York, United States
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres has called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster.“If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” Guterres said at United Nations headquarters in New York September 10.“Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment,” he said...
15 Mar 2018 WASHINGTON DC
“Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6 on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, can be achieved...
31 Jul 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new report indicates that the cost of providing infrastructure to support global economic growth and to start to close infrastructure gaps will reach $94 trillion USD by 2040, with a further $3.5 trillion USD needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal household access to drinking water and electricity by 2030, bringing the total to $97 trillion...
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
10 Nov 2014 BEIRUT, Lebanon
Lebanon is facing an environmental emergency that is made worse by the presence of more than a million Syrian refugees within its borders, according to Lebanese Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk.“We are living in a state of environmental emergency … because of the Syrian refugees who have exceeded 1...
2 Oct 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland
The act of providing water to Syrian refugees in Jordan is a daily “miracle,” said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.During his speech at the opening of the 65th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Program in Geneva this week, Guterres noted the high cost to neighboring countries of supporting the influx of Syrian refugees...
24 Apr 2014 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Top officials from five United Nations agencies this week called on the international community to supply much needed funding for aid to Syrian refugees, saying that the appeal made in December last year for $6.5 billion USD has resulted in only $1.2 billion pledged thus far.“That appeal has gone largely unanswered…The humanitarian situation deteriorates day after day,” the UN officials said in a statement...