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High-level Thematic Debate on Delivering Climate Action: for People, Planet & Prosperity 26 October 2021

High-level Thematic Debate on Delivering Climate Action: for People, Planet & Prosperity 26 October 2021

The High-Level Thematic Debate on “Delivering Climate Action: for People, Planet & Prosperity” was convened by H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, on 26 October. In support of increased global momentum to act on climate change, the attached Information Note outlines key actions, multistakeholder partnerships and initiatives emerging in the […]

Regional Commissions’ Dialogue with the UN Second Committee, 18 October 2021

Regional Commissions’ Dialogue with the UN Second Committee, 18 October 2021

“Rising global inequalities: turning promises into action” 76th session of the UN General Assembly Monday, 18 October, 10 AM – 1 PM EST Energized by strong Member States support, the Regional Commissions concluded their annual Dialogue with the UNGA Second Committee. Monday, 18 October.  Building on the theme “Rising global inequalities: turning promises into action”, […]

UN regional commissions launch policy brief on transforming food systems

UN regional commissions launch policy brief on transforming food systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the world’s fragilities, including the weaknesses of our food systems which exacerbate hunger, obesity, poverty, political instabilities and economic crises. To overcome common and regional challenges, the five UN regional commissions have been working jointly on devising harmonized pathways and proposing game changers that can transform food systems, reverse their current performance […]

High Level Political Forum 2021 – Regional Commissions’ Events

High Level Political Forum 2021 – Regional Commissions’ Events

Click below for HLPF side events hosted by: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)  

Ms. Rosa Malango, Appointed Director of Regional Commissions New York Office

Ms. Rosa Malango, Appointed Director of Regional Commissions New York Office

Ms. Rosa Malango, has been appointed by the Secretary-General as the new Director of Regional Commissions New York Office effective 22 June 2021. Ms. Malango brings to the position over 27 years of experience in development and humanitarian affairs, including responsibility for assignments in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Prior to this […]

Asia and the Pacific must boost efforts to register deaths to detect emerging health crises such as COVID-19, says UN report

Asia and the Pacific must boost efforts to register deaths to detect emerging health crises such as COVID-19, says UN report

The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress towards registering deaths and causes of death to achieve universal civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems by 2024, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The report, Get Everyone in the Picture: A snapshot of progress midway through […]

Chief Statisticians bring statistics to the forefront of climate action

Chief Statisticians bring statistics to the forefront of climate action

25 June 2021 The heads of national statistical offices of 59 countries and 24 international organizations are gathering this week in Geneva and around the globe for the 69th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians, the decision-making body for statistical matters in the UNECE region and beyond. Among the many big issues they […]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, marked annually on 17 June, ESCWA, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) held a virtual event to announce the winners of the video challenge on “Restoring Degraded Land in the Arab Region” that was launched in March for young people […]

Momentum gathers on ground-breaking African driven climate research priorities

Momentum gathers on ground-breaking African driven climate research priorities

Nairobi, 20 June 2021 – In a first of its kind end-of-research workshop, some 21 post-doctoral researchers drawn from 13 African countries namely Benin, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzanian and Zimbabwe, will this coming week present their climate change and development findings. The intensity and frequency of disruptions […]

ECLAC Reaffirmed its Commitment to the Global Alliance for Care Work, an Initiative that Gives Visibility to Latin America and the Caribbean’s Pioneering Efforts in this Area

ECLAC Reaffirmed its Commitment to the Global Alliance for Care Work, an Initiative that Gives Visibility to Latin America and the Caribbean’s Pioneering Efforts in this Area

“ECLAC is part of the Global Alliance for Care Work, which represents a great opportunity to give visibility to Latin American and Caribbean countries’ pioneering efforts to overcome the structural constraints of gender inequality and foster a transformative recovery with equality,” Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

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