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Nationally determined contributions under the Paris  Agreement

FCCC/PA/CMA/2021/8

This version of the synthesis report on nationally determined contributions synthesizes information from the 164 latest available nationally determined contributions communicated by the 191 Parties to the Paris Agreement.
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2021
Action Track 5 of the Food Systems Summit aims to ensure food system resilience in the face of increasing stresses from climate change, population growth and conflict over limited natural resources.
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Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

A/76/240

This report presents the progress made towards the goal, global targets and priorities for action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
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Orange skies in San Francisco, USA caused by wildfires in 2020
Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the IPCC report.
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Poor rain forecast for the next few months threatens to exacerbate the plight of tens of thousands of Somalis displaced from their homes and villages.
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Des pays africains comme la Sierra Leone ont su tirer des leçons de la lutte contre Ebola pour se préparer à faire face à la pandémie actuelle de Covid-19.
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Beirut explosions attract attention to risks on transportation and dangerous goods storage. The UN is at the forefront of international efforts to reduce these risks.
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2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has swiftly taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected millions of people, upended the global economy and caused pervasive fear for the future. Equipped with months of experience, best practices and

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Mission

In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. The Organization officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October.

The purposes of the United Nations, as set forth in the Charter, are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is the focal point in the UN System to promote links and synergies between, and the coordination of, disaster reduction activities in the socio-economic, humanitarian and development fields, as well as to support policy integration.

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.

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