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  • UNSG Message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction

    UNSG Message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued the following message to mark this year`s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on 13 octrober and this year dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and ...

  • Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

    Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

    Record ocean heat, high land-surface temperatures and devastating flooding were some of the defining characteristics of the global climate in 2014, which was nominally the warmest year on record, although by a very small margin, according to a ...

  • United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies

    United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies

    Droughts cause the deaths and displacement of more people than cyclones, floods and earthquakes combined, making them the world’s most destructive natural hazard. Yet while droughts are expected to increase in frequency, area and intensity due ...