UN DESA, generates, analyzes and compiles a wide range of official economic, social and environmental data and information on which Member States draw to review common problems and to take stock of policy options. The Department produces a host of flagship publications and major intergovernmental reports, which are essential to UN negotiations and global policy decisions e.g. the Sustainable Development Goals Report and the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).
CDP collects data from thousands of corporates and cities relating to, in particular, SDG 6.1, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.6. This data is sent to a range of market actors including UNESCO, the Ministry of Environment of Japan and Italy, and 525 investors globally.
Clarification of decentralization options, strengthening of local management and strengthening of central-local complementarity
CDP is currently working to spark a dialogue with financial regulators on the links between the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (for financial institutions to disclose climate-related risk) and the need to improve water security in our priority countries. To do this, we are actively sharing water-related data and insights; and making relevant policy recommendations. We aim to ensure that the world’s largest banks and insurance firms are disclosing the impact that their financing activities have on water resources.
IOM’s work on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and environmental degradation contributes to the efforts of Member States to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 by advancing mobility-based strategies in disaster risk reduction and resilience, paying particular attention to at-risk communities, migrants and other vulnerable mobile populations.
IOM hosted the secretariat for the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, a government-led effort co-chaired by the United States and the Philippines, aimed to improve the protection of migrants when the countries in which they live, work, study, transit, or travel experience a natural disaster or conflict.
IOM, together with the UNHCR, is a Standing Invitee to the Platform on Disaster Displacement’s Steering Group, and plays a key role in supporting States’ efforts to implement the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda and the priorities identified by the Platform’s Steering Group, which are directly in line with IOM’s vision and action on addressing displacement and human mobility associated with natural disasters and climate change.
With an ever-increasing number of people on the move, migration and its effects will be defining features of societies and environment in the 21st century. Exposing the linkages between human mobility, the environment and disasters is especially relevant in the context of the post Hyogo Framework for Action and ongoing dialogues on the global post-2015 development agenda.
Enabling and managing migrations will be key both for reducing one of the root causes of risk and for ensuring sufficient protection to especially vulnerable people in the wake of a crisis, allowing societies to fully benefit from mobility’s development potential.