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  • New blog provides updates ahead of UN Conference on Small Island Developing States 24 April 2014, 03:01 PM Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States which will take place in Samoa on 1-4 September. Leading this work is UN DESA’s Under-Secretary- General and the Conference Secretary-General Wu Hongbo. Mr. Wu has just launched a blog to share information and weekly updates ahead of this major event. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are home to 63.2 million people. They represent places of exceptional natural beauty and with their many biodiversity…Read more ›
  • On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’ 22 April 2014, 02:03 PM On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet. “From tropical deforestation to depleted ocean fisheries, from growing freshwater shortages to the rapid decline of biodiversity and increasingly polluted skies and seas in many parts of the world, we see the heavy hand of humankind,” said the UN…Read more ›
  • With a spotlight on capital in the 21st century 22 April 2014, 01:56 PM The evolution of inequality, wealth and the prospects for economic growth – these were some of the topics highlighted at the Development Policy Seminar arranged on 16 April by UN DESA’s Development Policy Analysis Division with Professor Thomas Piketty presenting his volume “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” recently published by Harvard University Press. Based on 15 years of research into the historical dynamics of wealth and income, Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, addressed questions…Read more ›
  • General Assembly convenes dialogue on Harmony with Nature 17 April 2014, 02:10 PM The President of the General Assembly will convene an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature on 22 April at UN Headquarters in New York. The dialogue will commemorate International Mother Earth Day and is arranged to advance discussions on Harmony with Nature in order to promote a balanced integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The Harmony with Nature initiative speaks to the need to move away from a human-centered worldview – or “anthropocentrism” – and…Read more ›
  • At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development 14 April 2014, 09:33 AM Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, urging measures to channel financial investment into vital areas that can help secure sustainable development for all. “Placing our world on a sustainable path needs to be infused with a new global partnership for development. This partnership must be based on equity,…Read more ›
  • UNMAS "Sweeper" UNMAS "Sweeper" Most of us will never understand the terror and human cost that comes from living with land mines. To raise awareness for the fight against land mines, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and Critical Mass created an iBeacon-powered virtual minefield to make it possible for New Yorkers to experience the fear millions live with every day.
  • WHO: World Immunization Week 2014 - Know, Check, Protect WHO: World Immunization Week 2014 - Know, Check, Protect Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect. This is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, on 24-30 April. This short video encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check whether your vaccinations are up-to-date, and to get the vaccines you need, when you need them.
  • OMS: Semaine mondiale de la vaccination 2014 : savoir, vérifier, protéger OMS: Semaine mondiale de la vaccination 2014 : savoir, vérifier, protéger Cette année, la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination a lieu du 24 au 30 avril sur le thème « Vacciner pour un avenir en bonne santé : savoir, vérifier, protéger ». Cette vidéo vous encourage à vous rendre au dispensaire le plus proche de chez vous pour vérifier que vos vaccinations sont à jour et pour vous faire administrer les vaccins dont vous aurez éventuellement besoin.
  • Всемирная неделя иммунизации 2014 г.: выберите плакат и распространяйте информацию Всемирная неделя иммунизации 2014 г.: выберите плакат и распространяйте информацию С раннего детства до старости иммунизация обеспечивает защиту от возрастающего числа болезней. Под лозунгом «Сделайте вклад в здоровое будущее -- вакцинируйтесь. Знайте, проверяйте, защищайте», выбранным в этом году для Всемирной недели иммунизации, мы настоятельно рекомендуем вам проверить, сделали ли вы и члены вашей семьи все необходимые прививки. Выбирайте плакат на нашем сайте и помогите нам распространять информацию о преимуществах иммунизации. Распечатайте плакат и разместите на работе, в школе, центре здравоохранения и в социальных сетях для ...
  • 世卫组织: 2014年世界免疫周:了解情况,接种疫苗 世卫组织: 2014年世界免疫周:了解情况,接种疫苗 为今后的健康接种疫苗:了解、检查、保护——这是今年世界免疫周(4月24-30日)­的宣传口号。该视频鼓励大家向当地卫生服务机构了解您需要接种哪些疫苗, 并检查您及您的家人是否已适时接种所需的所有疫苗。
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