United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Simon Stiell of Grenada as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties through its Bureau.
Environmental issues and sustainable development
The Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) just completed a visit to Kidal, where he met with officials and other stakeholders. Discussions focused on means of improving cooperation and supporting the acceleration of the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
In Senegal, the Food and Agriculture Organization, UN-Women and United Nations Population Fund are helping national authorities tackle the effects of fuel and food price hikes due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and climate change, with a joint programme benefiting over 14,000 food-insecure households in eight regions.
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Wadadli Action Platform, in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, today:
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Tree Planting Event, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, today:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the African Regional Forum on Climate Initiatives to Finance Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals, in Addis Ababa today:
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the EurAfrican Forum 2022, “Empowering the European Union-Africa Alliance in times of disruption”, in Carcavelos, Portugal, today:
With 161 votes in favour and 8 abstentions, the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution today recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right and calling for greater global efforts to ensure that principle is upheld.