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October 16, 2017

Secretary-General’s message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION 13 October 2017 Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and […]
September 29, 2017

The 2017 Hurricane Season is on Track to Break the Record for the Most Named Storms

Every year at the end of the summer in the northern hemisphere, we start hearing reports of horrible people in the ocean poised to destroy the […]
September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. The hurricane made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, in Cuba’s […]
July 28, 2017

The DNA of ancient Canaanites lives on in modern-day Lebanese, genetic analysis shows

The Canaanites lived at the crossroads of the ancient world. They experienced wars, conquests and occupations for millennia, and as a result evolutionary geneticists expected that […]
July 22, 2017

The 15 Greenest Countries in the World

By Mark Kaufman There are 195 countries in the world, some of which are keen on kicking their fossil fuel habits and building renewable technologies. Then, […]
July 22, 2017

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new […]
July 7, 2017

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to […]
June 23, 2017

World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines in India

The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically viable […]