Environment/Science
New York, Aug 2 (JEN): Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots. more
Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief

New York, July 31 (JEN): To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a hei ...

Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia

New York, July 19 (JEN): Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, ac ...

Keeping cool in the face of climate change

New York, July 1 (JEN): As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essenti ...

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans

New York, June 9 (JEN): Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cul ...

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

New York, June 7 (JEN): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels ...

Artificial intelligence summit focuses on fighting hunger, climate crisis and transition to ‘smart sustainable cities’

New York, May 29 (JEN): Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at the forefront of fighting hunger, mitigating the climate crisis and facilitating “the transition to smart sustainable c ...

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

New York: 2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said ...

Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast

New York : After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailin ...

UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface

New York: Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launchin ...