SUN Movement Progress Report launched in New York
The report presents a detailed snapshot of the progress and results towards scaling up nutrition in SUN countries for the period 2011-2012 and the broad evolution of the Movement.
In April of this year, Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to the lead group of the SUN movement.
In the report, Mrs Robinson states that ‘women’s capacity to address health and nutrition risks resulting from climate change must be enhanced.’
Through her role on the lead group Mrs Robinson has been working to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment inform all aspects of the SUN movement’s work: ‘My vision on the way forward is for a mindset breakthrough that recognises the gender dimension and women’s empowerment as core elements in addressing under-nutrition. If we do not empower women to take control over their lives and develop self-reliance, we will continue to ignore and undervalue the contribution of half the population.’
Women leaders reinforce value of the participation of women in decision-making processes related to climate change.
On the eve of an international meeting on “women in power and decision-making” in Santiago de Chile, the Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change and leaders from local communities met to discuss solutions to climate change challenges.
As climate change negotiations in Geneva came to a close on 13 February 2015, 18 countries pledged to promote and respect human rights in climate action.
On the eve of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) 2.8, over 50 representatives from the climate change and human rights constituencies gathered in Geneva to strengthen the links between human rights and climate change
This week members of the climate change community gather in Geneva, the home of the Human Rights Council, for the latest round of climate negotiations.