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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

City, Corporate Actions are Crucial to Global Climate Response, Researchers Say

At the UN this week envoys from more than 130 nations, including 60 world leaders, will convene to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This historic deal, achieved during global climate talks last December, was bolstered by contributions from hundreds of city mayors and corporate CEOs who made their own climate pledges during the negotiations.

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Private Sector Hammers Out Resilience Plans

GENEVA, April 12, 2016—An international business group working to reduce the impact of natural and man-made hazards has pledged to ensure that the private sector plays its part in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, or ARISE, today held a meeting to hammer out

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Unarmed Drones Aid U.N. Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, even rebels in the bush can expect to be tracked, as United Nations troops cautiously deploy a tool familiar to most modern militaries around the world: the drone. The United Nations insists on calling the aircraft unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles, the term drone having acquired a bad reputation because

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

UNOOSA Opens Regional Centre in Jordan

The city of Amman in Jordan will host UNOOSA’s fifth Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education. The Centre will offer new research and application programmes for university educators and scientists in the fields of space-based remote sensing, satellite communications, satellite meteorology and space sciences.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

United Nations Geographic Information Working Group becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) has taken Principal level membership. The UNGIWG addresses topics related to geospatial information sharing and quality of location information. The group is working across the United Nations to improve the efficient use of geographic information for better

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

UNEP’s Year in Review 2011 – January to June

From UNEP’s contribution to the UN’s ‘International Year of Forests’ to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012. Read More