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UN Secretary-General’s press encounter: 5 September 2017

6 September 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres on North Korea and Myanmar’s Rakhine State In two weeks’ time, world leaders will be here in the General Assembly to address the full range of global challenges. But in recent days we have seen the dramatic aggravation of three of the main threats we face as [read more]

Climate Change: Heat Waves as a Growing Threat to Human Health

3 September 2017

When considering the effects of climate change there are frequent references to increased temperatures, heat waves and the impact on human health. In the last few years a considerable amount of research has been undertaken, and show would uncover have suggested a human survivability threshold based [read more]

The Paris Agreement and the Wicked Problem of the Carbon Budget

23 August 2017

The Paris Agreement agreed in December 2015 changed the environmental landscape and provided a clear framework for dealing with climate change. It lays down the principle that global temperatures should not exceed 2oC and that efforts should be pursued to limit the global temperature increase [read more]

Heat Wave Vulnerability Mapping for India

7 August 2017

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(4), 357; doi:10.3390/ijerph14040357 Gulrez Azhar 1,2,*, Shubhayu Saha 3, Partha Ganguly 4,5, Dileep Mavalankar 4,5 and Jaime Madrigano 1 1 The RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA 2 Pardee RAND Graduate School, 1776 Main [read more]

Polluted waters bring disease and death to Afghans

27 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 27, 2017 Hidden by stories of violence, the Afghan state is struggling hard to improve access to clean water for its citizens Over the last seven years, water-borne diseases have killed more people in Afghanistan than terrorists have. An estimated 16.8 million Afghans drink [read more]

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

26 July 2017

ADEN/SANA’A, 26 July 2017 – “As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – we have travelled together to Yemen to see for ourselves the scale of this humanitarian crisis and to step up our combined efforts [read more]
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