Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are invited to attend the Youth Climate Summit on September 21, and the UN seeks strong participation from young leaders in the Global South.
To attend the summit, interested youth must apply by July 19 at : www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml. Attendees will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis and their displayed leadership in advancing solutions.
Climate leaders under the age of 18 have the opportunity to attend through a nomination process. Organizations interested in nominating young leaders under the age of 18 should email Yassamin Ansari (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
For updates on the UN Youth Climate Summit, please follow the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (@UNYouthEnvoy), the Special Envoy for the Climate Action Summit (@ladealba), @UN and @GlobalGoalsUN.
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113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, according to the #GlobalFoodCrises Report.
The same report highlights that climate and natural disasters pushed another 28 million people into acute food insecurity in 2018, the majority of which come from 20 countries in Africa.
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The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack at a polling station in Quetta claimed by Da’esh. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan. The United Nations stands in solidarity with and supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
16 February 2018, Islamabad: Through its Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme 2014-2019 (MYHP), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has been providing humanitarian assistance to Pakistan and supporting 2-3 million people affected by natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and droughts, as well as over 1 million internally displaced persons from conflict and other complex emergencies. The Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) is an important component of the MYHP and aims to strengthen knowledge management processes and achieve concrete results, by ensuring that knowledge is captured, shared, and utilized for the benefit of the humanitarian system in Pakistan. The PELP will support MYHP through the provision of high quality knowledge services that will progressively improve the performance of the humanitarian response, as well as contribute to the humanitarian-development nexus. Continue reading