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Small island States threatened by rising seas call at UN General Assembly for urgent mitigation

Micronesia (Federated States of)
H.E. Mr. Peter Christian
President

General Assembly Seventy-first session 11th plenary meeting 
General Debate

Small island Pacific States threatened with disappearing under the flood of rising oceans took the podium at the General Assembly today to warn that the United Nations remains their last best hope as climate change outpaces efforts to counter it. “Twenty-five years ago, the small island developing States cried out for action against human-induced climate […]

UN launches ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign aimed at boosting disaster risk management

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The United Nations envoy dealing with disaster risk reduction today launched a new multi-year campaign that aims to reduce disaster losses, improve management of disaster risk, and save lives. “Despite many successes there are still far too many lives being lost in predictable events because of failures to deploy early warning systems, learn lessons from […]

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