World News

March 23, 2017

United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

United Nations agencies and NGO partners appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria […]
March 23, 2017

EU and UNDP to support millions of Iraqis in liberated areas get back on their feet

UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq Lise Grande and Jobst von Kirchmann, Head of Unit for International Cooperation and Development of Middle East, Central Asia and Pacific, […]
March 19, 2017

Peru lifts 2017 budget to deal with extreme flooding

By Teresa Cespedes and Mitra Taj for Reuters   The government of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is hiking the 2017 budget by 3 percent in […]
March 18, 2017

Meet the Lebanese scientist who helped NASA discover 7 Earth-like planets

George Helou is a leading scientist at NASA. By Nadine Mazloum   “Like many astronomers, I was captivated by the stars at a tender age. Over […]
February 9, 2017

UN Environment Condemns Killing of Mexican Activist Isidro Baldenegro López

Isidro Baldenegro López was a passionate and courageous man who stood up to protect his community’s ancestral forests. UN Environment chief Erik Solheim released the following […]
February 7, 2017

Successfully launching the 3rd Annual Future Landscape & Public Realm UAE Conference supported by Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Abu Dhabi (February 6, 2017) – Supported by Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to launch Future Landscape & Public Realm UAE […]
February 6, 2017

FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

Deputy Director General urges European ministers to help poorer countries cope with challenge Health workers in Bulgaria train during an animal disease outbreak simulation exercise. 10 […]
September 19, 2016

Forced Sterilization of 272,000 Indigenous Women “Not a Crime against Humanity”: Public Prosecutor

“A nurse put me on a stretcher and tied my hands and feet,” said Sabina Huillca. “I asked them to bring me my little baby girl […]