How Will You ‘Love The Ocean’? Take One Action For Your Ocean This Valentine’s Day!

Show us your commitment to your ocean (and your health) – this Valentine’s day the Sea Change team are asking everyone to pledge one action to #LovetheOcean and encourage others to do the same by sharing your love across social media. It’s ...Read More

Consistently Align Financial Flows With Green Outcomes, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Investor Risk Summit, Citing Record Economic Losses From Climate Disasters

Following UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2018 Investor Summit on Climate Risk:  Capturing the Global Investment Opportunity in the Paris Agreement, in New York today:

With Hunger On Rise In Africa, Greater Commitment By Governments, United Nations Needed To Prevent Conflict, Fight Climate Change, Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on “Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 — Five Years Later:  Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development G...Read More


29 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered via video conference the combined third and fourth periodic report of the Marshall Islands under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Be...Read More

Oil Spills: Improving Emergency Responses Through Ocean Observing Systems

On 6 January 2018, the collision in the East China Sea between a freighter and an oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of “gas condensate”, a particularly explosive type of oil, caused a major spill of potentially dangerous proportions. As auth...Read More

Amid Serious Global Setbacks, Secretary-General Urges Action On Climate, Migration, Regional Conflicts, Women’s Empowerment, In Remarks To General Assembly

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Climate-Related Violence, Boko Haram Attacks Stand To Hamper Democratic Elections Across West Africa, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Specia...Read More

UN Environment And WHO Agree To Major Collaboration On Environmental Health Risks

10 January 2018 | Nairobi –UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, h...Read More

World's Low Oxygen: Scientists Reveal Dangers And Solutions In Broadest Study Yet

dyingcoral_arcadiocastillo_drupal_infocus.jpg ©Shutterstock In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites...Read More

Amid Divisions Over Jerusalem, Korean Nuclear Programme, General Assembly Hears Defence Of Diplomacy, Dialogue To End Crisis, Put World On Sustainable Path

Convening for its seventy-second session amid a multilateral system overwhelmed by crises, the General Assembly heard world leaders defend diplomacy and dialogue while expressing a strong will to galvanize support to confront climate threat...Read More

The Philippines Human Rights Commission and the ‘Carbon Majors’ Petition

The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 has been followed by a burgeoning strand of climate change litigation, with test cases being heard all over the world (see Columbia Law School database). Amongst others, litigants have argued that...Read More

Improving School Safety In Mozambique

focus_visus_mozambique10.jpg © UNESCO / Arianna U. & Jair Torres 15 December 2017 Disasters have a major impact on children, youth and education systems. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest t...Read More

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