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17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger.
UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...
16 Jul 2019 New Delhi, India
Monsoon rainfall has caused and mudslides across parts of Nepal, northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar in recent days causing more than 100 deaths, and mass evacuations. UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoon rains and said the world body stands by to provide support if required...
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...
27 Nov 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP) has resigned after an audit of official travel by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services criticized the agency for “a culture of scant regard for internal controls and existing rules” on the use of public funds. Tanzanian microbiologist and World Bank alumna Joyce Msuya last week assumed the role of acting head of UNEP...
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...
7 Oct 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
Antonio Guterres, former head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been confirmed as the next UN Secretary General by the UN Security Council.The UN General Assembly will likely formalize the appointment of the former Prime Minister of Portugal soon, and Gutterres will assume the position of ninth UN Secretary General at the end of the year, succeeding Bang Ki-Moon...
22 Oct 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Delegates from more than 40 countries and organizations gathered in Brussels on October 21st for a pledging conference aimed at mobilizing international support for the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees, and the security and resilience of refugees and host communities in Kenya.The initial plan of action will focus on improving security and law enforcement; rehabilitating infrastructure and the environment; expanding access to education, water and sanitation services; providing healthcare and shelter; and supporting agriculture and job opportunities...
16 Jul 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
The French government is providing a $265 million USD soft loan to finance three water and energy projects in Jordan, French Ambassador to Jordan Caroline Dumas announced this week. The financing includes $167 million USD for a water sector policy loan, $43 million USD for the Wadi Al Arab conveyer project in Irbid, which is also co-financed by the European Investment Bank, and $55 million USD to support the kingdom’s green corridor project...
26 Jun 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
Funding Crisis Threatens Assistance for Million of Syrian Refugees, Host Communities; US Offers Another $360 Million
A $3.47 billion USD funding gap threatens efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people in host communities in neighboring countries, the UN refugee agency warned this week."We are so dangerously low on funding that we risk not being able to meet even the most basic survival needs of millions of people over the coming six months," UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said at the launch of the latest update on the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) in Amman on June 25th...
17 Jun 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland
International donors have pledged more than $275 million USD to address the “relentlessly deteriorating” humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the surrounding region, the European Union and United Nations announced on June 16th.The pledges were made during a conference in Geneva, organized by the EU and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...