(COP 19, Warsaw) – Though much of the news surrounding the first few days of COP19 has been about the Philippines and their representative, Naderev “Yeb” Sano’s hunger strike, there has been another powerful message sent from their neighbors to the south, Australia, albeit a far less positive one.
Yes, you read that correctly. If the trends in the first 9 months of 2013 continue, this year will be one of the ten warmest years on record since 1850.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Top Stories UN: $301 Million needed to support 700,000 Homeless in the Philippines An estimated 700,000 people are homeless across the Philippines following Friday’s typhoon.
The scale of destruction and death wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has kicked the international humanitarian disaster response system into gear.
Ed note. I am pleased to welcome Mythili Sampathkumar to the UN Dispatch. Mythili will be reporting from COP 19 international climate change conference in Warsaw.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Disaster in the Philippines As international aid rushes to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, groups say rescue and relief efforts are being slowed by roadblocks caused by massive amounts of debris.
Ed Note. This post by Rebecca Chao originally appeared in Tech President and is cross posted here with permission. Sometimes the thieves come in large trucks armed with guns and take what they like in broad daylight.
The Philippines is reeling from Typhoon Haiynan, which may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest 9.5 Million Affected, Tens of Thousands Feared Dead From Typhoon The international humanitarian response is underway.
If news reports are accurate, negotiators in Geneva are poised to announce a deal that would trade a six month suspension of Iran’s nuclear enrichment for the limited easing of sanctions.
The USA will lose its vote at UNESCO today. The proximate cause is that the USA has not paid its membership dues since 2011.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Huge Typhoon Bears Down on Disaster-Weary Philippines The world’s most powerful typhoon of the year gained strength on Thursday as it swirled towards the Philippines.
The United Nations Association held its annual Global Leadership Awards Dinner last night. The honorees included, Malala Yousavzai, former UN Foundation President Sen.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest. US To Offer Iran Sanctions Relief A nuclear deal is taking shape. “On the eve of a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, a U.S.
The World Meteorological Organization has a new report out today saying that the amount of greenhouse gasses currently in the atmosphere have reached a new record high.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Syria Peace Talks A No-Go The joint UN-Arab League envoy had no good news to report following a slew of meetings in Geneva yesterday.
The M23 Rebellion in East DRC is over. What lessons can the international community draw from this apparent success?
A video from UNICEF shows how community based health interventions are paying big dividends. The post Not on A-1: Improving Water and Nutrition in Ethiopia appeared first on UN Dispatch.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest M23 Announces end of Rebellion in DRC After nearly two years, the rebellion by the M23 group is over, declared the group on Tuesday.
From Reuters: The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 40 percent of the population need humanitarian assistance due to the country’s 2-1/2-year, the U.N.