Deep sea marine science key to unlocking potential of our oceans

There has never been a time of greater promise or greater challenge for the future of our oceans. This was the topic on everyone’s minds as the international community gathered...

100 years of multilateralism – looking back, looking ahead

Guest post submitted by: Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva. 100 years ago this year, the League of Nations was created in Geneva. The end of the...

Crunch time at COP24

It’s crunch time in Katowice, on what it supposed to be the last day of COP24, but the talks are heading for an all-nighter.  It is not unusual for climate conferences to run late—in fact, they all do. But it is always a question of how late.

Food Focus and Striking for Climate Action

Food Focus and Striking for Climate Action

School Strike for Climate – You are never too young to make a difference. Greta Thunber’s climate journey began at the age of 9 when she started learning about climate change and has stayed on topic ever since. Fast forward six years and she has become vegan and stopped flying on airplanes.

Answers to questions about the ActNow.bot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...