World News

April 26, 2017

Yemen: a nation on the brink of famine

Yemen is considered one of four countries in the world currently facing the threat of famine. Over two years of continuous war have created the conditions […]
April 25, 2017

Lebanon rape law: Wedding dresses hang in Beirut sea front protest

Activists campaigning to change Lebanon’s law on rape have staged a macabre protest on Beirut’s famous sea front. What appeared to be more than 30 white […]
April 25, 2017

Earth Day Network and Google Partnership Spreads Earth Day Directly to Google Search and the Google Assistant on Google Home

On Earth Day 2017, Earth Day Network is launching new experiences on Google Search and the Google Assistant that will spread knowledge and content about environmental […]
April 21, 2017

More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women

Photo: UNDP Liberia Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half […]
April 12, 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on […]
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 […]
September 19, 2016

Under-Pressure Communities Hosting Refugees also Need World’s Support More than Ever

As the numbers of refugees and migrants across the globe continue to grow to unprecedented levels, the communities that host them need the world’s support to […]
September 26, 2015

Egypt security forces accidentally kill 12, including Mexican tourists

Egyptian security forces killed 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and injured 10 “by accident” on Monday, mistaking a tourist convoy for militants, the ministry of interior said. […]
June 11, 2012

Global Peace Initiative of Women Convenes Environmental Conference in Kenya

The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), a non-governmental organization of contemplative leaders based in the United States, held today an environmental conference at the headquarters […]
February 27, 2012

High levels of food insecurity in South Sudan

FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict, displacement worsen hunger Mill ions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action […]
July 7, 2011

Jotun to Promote Significance of Using its ‘Green Single Source Solution’ Concept Across Egypt’s Construction Projects

Leading paints and coatings manufacturer to support sustainable buildings and infrastructure projects in Egypt.   Jotun Paints, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of […]
June 15, 2011

African Laureate of UNEP 20th International Children Painting Competition Announced today on World Environment Day

Monica Adhiambo Arego of Kenya wins the First prize Nairobi, 5 June 2011 – The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for Africa has today declared […]
March 6, 2011

FAO Raises Alert on High Flooding Risks in parts of Southern Africa

Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur […]