The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) will hold its 16th Annual Session online, on the theme, "Accelerate Green Transformation and Innovation towards Healthy, Resilient and Carbon-neutral Cities," from October 27 to 29, in observance of World Cities Day. Speakers include Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD); Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International; and Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute. WANGO is a partner of the conference. For more information and to register for free, click on the headline above. (Read more...)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled The Global COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy with the aim to make vaccines accessible to everyone, everywhere. The new strategy requires 11 billion vaccines to be made available, to defeat what the UN agency has labelled “a two-track pandemic." High and upper-middle income countries have used 75 percent of all vaccines produced so far, while less than half of one percent of doses have gone to low-income countries. “We have the tools to bring the pandemic under control, if we use them properly and share them fairly,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Read more...)
From October 4 to 6, Reuters IMPACT, a free virtual forum hosted by Reuters, will convene world leaders and forward-thinking pioneers to inspire, drive action and accelerate innovation towards addressing climate change. Speakers include Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Al Gore, former vice president of the United States; Sauli Niinistö, president of Finland; and Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace. Setting the agenda for the conference are five themes: energy, built environment, food & land use, transportation, and finance. Among the partners of the event is WANGO. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
EARTHDAY.ORG's My Future My Voice (MFMV) campaign brings together young environmental leaders worldwide with the purpose to provide a platform for them to share proven techniques to Restore Our Earth, the theme for Earth Day 2021. Today, 170 youth from 86 countries are involved in the initiative, which was launched on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day last year. EARTHDAY.ORG is now welcoming additional nominations of young environmental leaders from around the world. For more information, click on the headline above. (Read more...)
The UN's "Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021," launched in July, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report indicates that the global extreme poverty rate rose for the first time in over 20 years, with 119 to 124 million people pushed back into extreme poverty and chronic hunger in 2020, and that an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost. UN Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin said that while the pandemic has halted, or reversed, years of development progress, there are signs that countries are taking steps under their recovery plans that could improve SDG action, and that the next 18 months are critical. (Read more...)
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