Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The search for suitable vendors to assist in the commercial transport and destruction of Syrian chemical agents is due to begin Thursday, the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Wednesday, announcing a multinational effort for that will require additional funding. more
UN renews pledge to help Philippines recover

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Just over a month since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners Monday agreed on the need to act quickly to help the affected ...

Needs remain enormous in typhoon-hit Philippine areas

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) Humanitarian and early recovery needs remain great in typhoon-hit Philippines, a senior United Nations official said following a joint international mission to the a ...

Environment should play greater role in peacebuilding: UN

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Natural resources – which, in many conflict-affected countries, fuel and finance armed groups – can also play a major role in bringing about sustainabl ...

UN urges international community to continue support in Philippines

New York, Dec 9 (JEN): One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country Sunday urged the international community to continu ...

Madhya Pradesh villagers claim Mahan forest rights

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Dec 5 (JEN) Residents of Amelia village in Mahan region of Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh have taken a significant step towards asserting their rights over ...

UN orders Russia to release Greenpeace protest ship

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): The United Nations-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Friday ordered that Russia release the Greenpeace ship and its crew that it seized in Septembe ...

Greenpeace India begins Arctic arrest protest in 30 cities

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IBNS) Greenpeace India began a 30 hour protest Saturday at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to stand in solidarity with the 30 people who have been arrested in Russia for peaceful ...

Social sciences to tackle environmental challenges: UNESCO

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): A new United Nations report underscores the vital contribution of the social sciences to survival in the face of climate change, and stresses that human behaviour mu ...

2013 set to be among warmest on record: UN

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization ( ...