Environment
New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): A ground-breaking global convention on mercury on Wednesday goes into effect, the United Nations environment wing said, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health damage. more
UN humanitarian team activated in Nepal in wake of severe floods and landslides

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the ...

Fighting famine: 'Unprecedented crisis' putting 20 million people at risk, warns UN agency

New York, Aug 15 (Just Earth News): Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from sev ...

Guterres says UN stands in solidarity with disaster-hit Sierra Leone

New York, Aug 15(Just Earth News): Amid a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday reiterated that the United Nations stands in solidarity with th ...

UN agency sounds alarm as drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia face massive livestock losses

New York, Aug 11(Just Earth News): Drought has devastated herders' livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday, stressing tha ...

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

New York, Aug 5(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday received a notification from the delegation of the United States expressing the country's int ...

US tells UN about Paris Climate Change walkout

Washington/New York, Aug 5 (JEN): The United States has formally written to the United Nation about their decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal, though it said that it will continue ...

UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment

New York, July 31(Just Earth News): Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United ...

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

New York, July 27(Just Earth News): Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date – ac ...

UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources

New York, July 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.