News on Climate change

23 May 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The world is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, due to conflicts, persecutions and natural disasters intensified by climate change. And tens of millions... Read more
21 March 2016
RAKIRAKI, Fiji – One week after Cyclone Winston devastated the island nation of Fiji, Elenoa Adi, age 33, awoke at 4 a.m. to unexpected birth pangs. It was late February, and the baby wasn’t due until April. Her husband... Read more
16 March 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social Services, during an... Read more
25 September 2015
Les 17 objectifs de développement durable projetés sur le bâtiment des Nations Unies en prévision du Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable.
NATIONS UNIES, New York – En cette première journée du Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, qui se tiendra pendant trois jours au siège des Nations Unies à New York, la communauté internationale a... Read more
24 September 2014
Des habitants de Kiribati, un archipel de faible altitude menacé par la montée du niveau des mers. Crédits photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
NATIONS UNIES, New York – La communauté internationale s’est engagée à agir de manière décisive pour s’attaquer aux changements climatiques lors du sommet historique des Nations Unies sur le climat, qui s’est tenu hier... Read more
4 November 2014
PUNJAB PROVINCE, Pakistan – When torrential rains flooded Asma Bibi’s village last month, the pregnant 18 year old was able to reach a rural health centre in the neighbouring Jhang District, where she received basic... Read more
6 June 2014
UNFPA assists Balkan flood survivors
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina / BELGRADE, Serbia – Millions of people across the Balkans are facing the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to hit the region in more than a century. As the waters retreat,... Read more
13 December 2011
BANGKOK — Thailand has been experiencing one of its worst flood crises in recent history, with 64 of 77 provinces and more than five million people, about 8 per cent of the population, affected since July 2011.... Read more
7 June 2011
To date, research and policy-making on climate change have focused on climate science, technological solutions, and projected impacts to ecosystems and physical infrastructure. An emphasis on people -- the key drivers... Read more
18 August 2010
In the News
Shmyalla Jawad, who is the gender advisor for the Plan International organisation in Pakistan, visited some of these camps in the Layyah district in Southern Punjab. Visiting these camps was a heart wrenching experience... Read more