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Launch of UN-REDD report

As countries gather for the Bonn Climate Change Conference, the UN-REDD Programme will release a report emphasizing the urgent need to enhance national climate action plans also known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to effectively protect, restore and manage the world’s forests, which is essential for achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

Titled "Raising ambition, accelerating action: Towards enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions for forests,” the report reveals that current NDC commitments are lacking, with fewer than half of the top 20 tropical deforestation countries setting measurable forest targets. Experts will discuss the necessary actions to align NDC ambition with global commitments to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030.  

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was established by the UN General Assembly on February 12, 2009 in order to highlight the crucial role that oceans play in our daily lives, as well as to inform society about the impact of human actions on the ocean.

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.

The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.

With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. We need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

Russian Language Day

Russian Language Day is celebrated at the United Nations on June 6, the birthday of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, as part of the program for the support and development of multilingualism and cultural diversity. One of the goals of this program is to maintain the equality of all six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The decision to hold language days was made by the Department of Public Information (currently the Department of Global Communications) on the eve of the International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on February 21 at the initiative of UNESCO. The purpose of the UN Language Days is to raise awareness of the history, culture and development of each of the six official languages of the United Nations among United Nations staff.

Each language has the opportunity to find its own unique approach and develop its own program of events for the day, including inviting famous poets and writers and developing informational and thematic materials, as well as training programs for everyone interested in learning Russian as one of the languages of the United Nations.

Language is more than just communication, it is a tool for developing knowledge and culture, as well as strengthening the foundations of interaction between peoples and countries. Languages play a crucial role in ensuring the identity of a person and groups of people and their peaceful coexistence. Languages serve as one of the strategic factors of progress in achieving sustainable development and harmonious relationships between the global and local levels.

The multilingualism of the United Nations determines success in discussing the most important ideas and solutions to global problems.

World environment day

World Environment day draws attention to environmental issues. World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations Assembly and held annually on 5th June And led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

World Environment Day 2024 focuses on land restoration, halting desertification and building drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.” We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land. Land restoration is a key pillar of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

 In June 2024, a number of important events will be held to draw attention to solving climate change issues.

Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.