Environment
New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible it is to achieve global development goals without addressing such hazards. more
New UN-led partnership to help curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, protect biodiversity

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): To help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stop unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and foo ...

Disaster risk outpaces resilience in Asia-Pacific, warns UN regional commission

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): Disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific and putting people in this most disaster-prone region at risk of being pushed back into poverty, the ...

UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action after visit to hurricane-stricken Barbuda

New York, Oct 9(Just Earth News): Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday cal ...

UN chief lauds Dominica's vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

New York, Oct 9(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, taking stock of the immense damage caused by Hurricane Maria last month and t ...

Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing, urges UN food security agency

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treat ...

UN chief to visit storm-ravaged islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica this weekend

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Wednesday that he will be visiting hurricane hit islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica th ...

Major new UN report sets course towards ‘pollution-free planet’

New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): While pollution has considerably negative impacts on human health and ecosystems, it is controllable and avoidable through political leadership, high-leve ...

In UN address, Venezuela decries effects of capitalism as enemy of Mother Nature

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Echoing the sentiments of other speakers from the Latin American and Caribbean, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela told the United Nations toda ...

Mitigating climate change impacts vital for sustainable future, Somali leader urges UN Assembly

New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): Noting that countries across the globe – including his own – continue to pay a dear price for acts of terrorism and violent extremism, the Prime Minis ...