Answers to questions about the ActNow.bot

  We’ve been getting questions via email and social media about why the UN’s new climate action bot is only available on Facebook’s “Messenger” platform. This particular campaign was created with support from Facebook and Grey advertising company and harnesses...

Climate Action: Reality and Hope

Just Transition— This is one of the themes that Poland has designated for the Conference, with the idea that every country has to move to a low-carbon economy while considering the particular economic and social circumstances faced by the people.

COP24: It’s all about Climate Action

Why Katowice? — Katowice may be well known in the region—in fact, it is the capital of the Silesian region.  But it is not a city whose name rolls of the tongue of many world travelers.  So why would Katowice want to host a climate change conference that will attract 30,000 people over a two-week span?

Katowice Corner at COP24

After a night of light snow and sleet, there were rays of sunshine this morning as the 197 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change descended on Katowice to begin their deliberations to finalize the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreemen

Rethinking mobility: responding to opportunities in a changing world

By David Suttie, Global Policy Engagement Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts. They frequently travel to towns and cities to trade, do...

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Friday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Thursday at #UNGA. This video has some of the biggest #UNGA highlights from yesterday. And here’s a photo album with other noteworthy moments. A Youth for Peace Event is on the schedule for Friday, with ministers...

What Happened at #UNGA on Thursday

On Thursday morning, the Security Council held a meeting on non-proliferation, with a particular focus on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo presided over the ministerial-level meeting. You can read more about what...

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Thursday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Wednesday at #UNGA. And here’s a photo album with other highlights. More high-profile meetings and side-events are on tap for Thursday. The Security Council will hold a meeting on non-proliferation, with a focus on the...