Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human rights.
In an increasingly connected world, innovation and technology should provide unprecedented opportunity. But the truth is alarming, as trends indicate a growing divide.
Communities in Senegal's capital, Dakar, have been meeting across the city to watch a 45-minute documentary film made by returnee migrants, with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Did you know bamboo can help combat climate change? Fast growing and flexible, bamboo plants and products can store more carbon than certain types of tree. Bamboo is also used around the world as a source of renewable energy, and to make thousands of durable products - providing a lifeline for communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
The first global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Nov. 26 to 28 and is being co-hosted with Canada and Japan. Over 13,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy.
According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over 820 million people are currently suffering from chronic undernourishment across the globe. The reasons for the surge are complex, but are attributed to increasing conflict, economic slowdowns and the rise in extreme weather events related to climate change.
The Migrants as Messengers awareness-raising campaign (MaM), developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), uses innovative mobile technology to empower migrants to share their experiences and to provide a platform for others to do the same.
Systemic inequalities based on gender, race, income and geography are mirrored in the digital realm and leave many women, especially the poor and the rural, trailing behind Africa’s tech transformation.
Migrants as Messengers is a peer-to-peer messaging campaign by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
where returning migrants share with their communities and families the dangers, trauma and abuse that many experienced while attempting irregular migration.
370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are spread across the world, but continue to face discrimination and marginalization.
Dispossessed of their lands, territories and ancestral resources, these people have increasingly been forced to give up their way of life, and have been pushed into unfamiliar worlds to survive.
We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.
The pilot version of a new index for measuring empowerment and the inclusion of women in agriculture was launched April 27 in Washington DC.
The theme for the 25th
celebration of World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law,” focussing on the importance of an enabling legal environment for press freedom, and gives attention to the role of an independent judiciary in ensuring legal guarantees for press freedom and prosecution of crimes against journalists..
At a time when funding for UN agencies is on the decline – and also threatened with cuts by the Trump administration—the Indian government has made an additional contribution of $50 million to development funding.
The twelfth International Journalism Festival
on April 12-15 has drawn 710 speakers from 50 different countries, becoming the biggest journalism festival in Europe.
As the United Nations continues to lead the global fight to abolish the death penalty, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have recorded a significant decrease in death sentences, according to a new report released by Amnesty International (AI).
In its 2017 global review of the death penalty, AI has singled out Guinea, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Chad for their positive steps amongst abolitionist states in sub-Saharan Africa.
The United Nations, which is battling some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, still remains focused on one of its equally daunting undertakings: how to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a name that covers a range of similar disorders affecting a person's interaction, communication and behaviour.
The UN General Assembly will launch
the International Decade for Action: Water for sustainable development (2018-2028) on World Water Day, 22 March 2018
. According to UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, outlining his priorities for 2018, the event will “contribute to the review of SDG 6” during the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General (SG)
of the United Nations (UN) has been elected as President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
for a two-year term. He takes over from Gemedo Dalle, of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Green used to be the color of money. Now it’s the word we use to mean actions that don’t hurt perhaps even help the environment. Moving from paper currency to the world we live in is progress!