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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 […]
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

FACING FAMINE

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 […]