IEF Contribution to UN75

Soumis par admin le mer 01/04/2020 - 00:07

IEF CONTRIBUTION TO UN75


The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020 by reflecting on its future, and everyone is invited to contribute. The following is a brief description of many of the ways IEF and IEF members can participate in this process. As you will see, we are already engaged in various ways.

Global Social Health

Soumis par admin le mar 31/03/2020 - 13:39

Global Social Health


A new platform, Global Social Health www.globalsocialhealth.org, has been launched by the Foundation “Terry Madison for Virtues and Social Health” based in Bulgaria. It shares many of the same values as the International Environment Forum.

Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Soumis par Arthur Dahl le jeu 19/03/2020 - 13:31

Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Arthur Lyon Dahl


Should we thank God for the Pandemic? It may seem weird to be thankful for a catastrophe. Human suffering is never something to be sought or revelled in. But the pandemic now sweeping the world, with its ultimate outcome still uncertain, may be a blessing in disguise or a cloud with a silver lining. Let me explain.

Climate Change Accelerating

Soumis par admin le mar 10/03/2020 - 22:01

UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere

World Meteorological Organization, 10 March 2020


A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, as well as on the health and wellbeing of the global population.

Endorse our proposals for UN reform

Soumis par admin le mar 10/03/2020 - 11:26

Endorse our proposals for UN reform


Together First is an association of civil society organizations including IEF that is coordinating inputs to the United Nations consultation on UN reform in its 75th year. Many organizations have submitted proposals to Together First for consideration, and the most popular will be incorporated into its submission to the UN. These have now been published on line, and the public is being invited to endorse those that they find most important.

Civil Society Declaration for UN75

Soumis par admin le ven 21/02/2020 - 00:33

Civil Society Declaration for UN75


UN2020 is taking the lead on preparing a Civil Society Declaration and Plan of Action for the UN 75th anniversary. The Declaration is expected to be finalized in April and presented at the UN75 People's Forum taking place on 23-24 April at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is timed to coincide with the Day of Multilateralism (April 23rd) and will feed into the UN Secretary-General’s UN75 interim report to be published in May.

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

Soumis par admin le ven 14/02/2020 - 13:08

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

11 February 2020


UN75 Co-Facilitators Outline Five Elements for Declaration

UN Member States are beginning negotiations on a declaration for the UN’s 75th anniversary. In a food-for-thought paper, the co-facilitators suggest five possible elements of the declaration, to be discussed during informal consultations on 21 February 2020.

Global Oil Industry Meltdown

Soumis par admin le mer 12/02/2020 - 17:30

Government Agency Warns
Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown

We are not running out of oil, but it's becoming uneconomical to exploit it—another reason we need to move to renewables as quickly as possible.

by Nafeez Ahmed
4 February 2020

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