Belarus and Ukraine successfully completed the first pilot project on post-project analysis under the UNECE Espoo Convention 14 April 2014 | UNDP
On Tuesday 15 April, the results of the first pilot project on post–project analysis under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) will be presented and discussed in a subregional conference in Minsk. UNECE, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has assisted the two countries to monitor and analyse the transboundary environmental impacts of exploitation of the “Khotislavskoye” chalky deposits in Belarus, located just 250 metres from the Belarusian–Ukrainian border.
Secretary-General's Message for World Health Day 07 April 2014
Every year more than one million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs. These vector–borne diseases – which include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis – cause chronic illness and immense suffering for hundreds of millions more.
The world celebrates first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 01 April 2014 | UNDP
Geneva – The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Marks its 20th Anniversary 21 March 2014 Message fo the Secretary-General
I am pleased to congratulate the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on the 20th anniversary of its entry into force, and I commend all those who made it possible. The Convention has galvanized the world to seek multilateral solutions to the grave threat of climate change. Its Kyoto Protocol established the world’s first greenhouse gas reduction treaty, with binding commitments for industrialized countries, and set the stage for the establishment of the world’s carbon markets.