African Press Association
The yearly Human Development Report 2007/2008 was launched by the UN Development Program (UNDP) at its Khartoum headquarters on 22 January.
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Ameerah Haq highlighted key issues of the report, which is entitled “Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World”.
“As the Human Development Report 2007/2008 makes clear, what we do today about climate change has consequences that will last a century or more, “Ms. Haq said. She called on leaders, parliamentarians, media and society in Sudan to limit future climate change and help the most vulnerable adapt to what was already unavoidable.Ms. Haq added that the world lacked neither the financial resources nor the ability to develop the technology to act upon climate change. “What is missing is a sense of urgency, of human solidarity and collective interest,” she said.
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