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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 […]
June 20, 2017

A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference

6 June 2017 – Today, an Avaaz petition signed by more than one million people to phase-out single use plastic worldwide within the next five years will […]
June 20, 2017

G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement

Bologna, 12 June 2017 – The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its weight behind a growing movement to turn the power […]
June 2, 2017

Trump will announce plans to withdraw from Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump will announce that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement, according to media reports citing congressional officials and others […]
June 2, 2017

World Reacts to Trump Exiting Paris Agreement

(1st June 2017) As Donald Trump finally announced his long-awaited decision for the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, civil society representatives and social movement […]
May 29, 2017

Manchester bomber was ‘likely’ acting with others: minister

The attack on a Manchester pop concert that killed 22 people was “likely” the work of more than one person, British interior minister Amber Rudd said […]
May 15, 2017


20 million people are at risk of starvation in worst humanitarian crisis since World War II Story by United Nations Development ProgrammeApril 21st, 2017   Northeast […]
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 […]