Video: "Emerging Policy Perspectives on Human Mobility in a Changing Climate"

Here is the recorded webcast from the panel discussion last week entitled “Emerging Policy Perspectives on Human Mobility in a Changing Climate”. It was put on by the UN University Office at the UN New York during Climate Week in NYC. The three objectives of the panel were to increase public awareness about the impact […]

Live Online Event: "Insure Me: Climate Change, Human Migration and Risk"

(UNU-ONY) – The United Nations University Office in New York is organizing a multi-part panel discussion of policy perspectives on human migration as an effect of climate change and on risk reduction and insurance. The event will consist of two panel discussions. Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, Eastern time […]

Latest Round of the Climate Change Talks Update

Here is an update for those of you that are following the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) this December. More than 2,000 representatives met at the latest round of the Climate Change Talks, which took place on August 10-14. The committee had the current revised version of the negotiating […]

World Refugee Day 2009 Live

As events unfold around the globe today for World Refugee Day, a live webcast has been set up to broadcast refugees talking directly about their experiences. “Frontline UNHCR staff will also be discussing their day-to-day work in helping the displaced. Viewers will be able to see how ordinary people who have experienced extraordinary hardships live […]

June 20th is World Refugee Day

On June 20th, 2009, World Refugee Day takes place around the globe. This annual commemoration is “marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves” ( It is a big opportunity for such UN Agencies like the High Commissioner for […]

More From the Bonn Climate Change Talks

As the Bonn Climate Change Talks wind down this week, delegates and the international media were presented key findings from a new report entitled “In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement”. The report, which has been released by CARE International and New York’s Columbia University, “explores how […]