This alert is to inform media that the UNFCCC secretariat will be introducing a new, fully online media accreditation and registration system. This system will allow each individual seeking media accreditation to create a personal account, enter personal data and upload required documentation. Status information on the requested accreditation will also be available through the… Read More »
Nairobi – Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has died in Nairobi. She was 71 years old.
Pretoria – On Thursday, 15 September 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Royal Norwegian Embassy of South Africa presented the Nansen Lecture, “Migration in Africa, An Enduring Phenomenon?” at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Adv. George Bizos, distinguished human rights lawyer was the special guest for the… Read More »
New York – Today we commemorate the adoption, by consensus, in September 2001 of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. I salute the vast majority of Member States who are showing their support for this important achievement intended to combat racism and make a difference in… Read More »
Beijing, 19 September 2011 – A new ‘green’ industrial revolution is needed in the Asia-Pacific region that catalyzes dramatic improvements in resource efficiency if the countries and communities there are to prosper in the 21st century.