Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Maintenance of international peace and security: The impact of climate change”

By | 20 July 2011

Security Council Debate UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to address this debate of the Security Council on security and climate change—the second such debate you have held in the past four years.

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Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food end of mission statement

By | 15 July 2011

Preliminary observations and conclusions  I. Introduction The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, conducted a mission to South Africa between 7 and 15 July 2011, at the invitation of the South African Government. During his mission, the Special Rapporteur met with Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and… Read More »

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South Africa can move beyond the ‘two economies’ to deliver one inclusive food system, says UN food expert

By | 15 July 2011

Pretoria – “South Africa is a champion of institutionalizing social, economic and cultural rights such as the human right to food, but it has yet to prove it can deliver results for 12 million poor food insecure people, 70 per cent of which live in rural areas,” said Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur… Read More »

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UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State

By | 15 July 2011

New York – The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations.

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