Sustainable Development

December 14, 2017

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing […]
December 12, 2017

China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined […]
December 12, 2017

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in […]
November 24, 2017

COP23: South Australia invests in new batteries

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November 11, 2017

UN health agency recommends farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on […]
October 29, 2017

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child […]
October 28, 2017

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges

If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, […]
October 25, 2017

Apple’s Tim Cook plants trees at Iggesund, acknowledges Holmen’s climate-smart efforts

The Holmen Group produces more than 30 million tree seedlings annually to meet Sweden’s legislated requirements for replanting after felling. Apple CEO Tim Cook tries his […]
October 16, 2017

UK released its long-awaited Green Growth Strategy setting out £2.5 billion in green investment

The UK Government released its climate action masterplan on how to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy starting from 2020 and on how to reduce […]
October 16, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

Long seen as poverty traps, rural areas are in fact key to economic growth in developing countries when pegged to food production, according to a new […]
September 29, 2017

Be the Change: Take the Sustainability Challenge!

Be the Change week 18-24 June 2017, UN Headquarters New York As United Nations staff members, we dedicate our careers to improving the lives of others around […]
September 29, 2017

The lazy person’s guide to saving the world

Things you can do from your couch Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip and turning them off completely when not in use, including […]
September 19, 2017

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the Financing the 2030 Agenda, “The Role of the United Nations”. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) and Vice President Gabriela Michetti […]
September 17, 2017

Over 3.5 million refugee children missing out on education, UN report finds

Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published today by the […]
September 17, 2017

World’s poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations rights […]
August 20, 2017

Using Public Art to Get Beirutis to (Re) Consider the Bicycle By Nathalie Rosa Bucher

The bicycle is revolutionary because…. It has the ability to address a lot of our problems all at once and in a very simple way: The […]
August 20, 2017

The Gift of Gardening Young Refugee Children Grow to Learn

Text By Nathalie Rosa Bucher Photos By Zaher Grow to Learn & Rita Chami   A distant prayer call wafts through the classroom. A woman in […]
August 11, 2017

Food Matters from Rooftops to Gardens

By Nathalie Rosa Bucher     Some tables are turning in Lebanon as consumers change the way they procure their food, wanting to know about where […]
August 8, 2017

Beirut’s Budding Bicycle Culture

By Nathalie Rosa Bucher   Given the number of automobiles, one could be mistaken to think that Beirut was built for cars rather than people. Motorists […]
August 8, 2017

The Bike Kitchen, Bike Entrepreneur Karim Sokhn Sets up a Hub for Cyclists

Text by Nathalie Rosa Bucher Photos by The Bike Kitchen and Nathalie Rosa Bucher   After setting up Cycling Circle to get people to experience Beirut […]