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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 ...

IAEA mission says Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station has addressed safety, recommends more work

New York, Aug 8(Just Earth News): An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station has addressed many of the recommendatio ...

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 ...

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 ...

'A healthy planet' is birthday wish for UN development agency advocate and 'Game of Thrones' star

New York, July 21(Just Earth News): As part of his 47th birthday celebrations, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador and the actor playing th ...

6.7m quake rocks Greece and Turkey, kills 2

Athens/Ankara, Jul 21 (JEN): A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale hit Turkey and Greece on Friday morning, killing at least two people and injuring 200 others, reports said ...