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SG Ban Ki-moon Supports “Mission Arctic”

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By Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 5 – At COP21, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a side-event at the French Pavilion supported by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Seeing is believing – believing demands action: A message from the Arctic” invited Ban Ki-moon, various scientists and youth representatives to speak at the event and raise awareness towards climate changes in the Arctic region. Members of the expedition “Mission Arctic” spoke about their observations made between January and June 2015, screened a film and the Norwegian Polar Institute gave scientific background information on recent findings. 240 kilometers away from land members [Read More]

Small Island States in Need of Climate Resilience

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by Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 2 – Climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris are framed by a great number of side-events and press conferences aimed at bringing together all stakeholders needed to mitigate climate change and climate resilience. While many talk about scientific findings and economic aspects, examples of the impact that climate change has on the lives of millions of people around the world are also the subject of a few other events. The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee hosted an event to raise awareness on climate resilience through poetry and documentary. After the screening of “Adapting to a changing climate”, [Read More]

Education, prevention, HIV testing: On World AIDS Day SG Ban Ki-moon stresses needs for a shared “Fast-Track approach”

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New York, 1 December 2015 – “World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September. This commitment reflects the power of solidarity to forge, from a destructive disease, one of the most inclusive movements in modern history”: on December 1, the date that like every year since 1988 marks the World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General interprets the 193 UN member States’ agreement as a “new hope” to win the fight against the epidemic. Yet much needs to be done.   “By 2030, end the epidemics of [Read More]

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