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Gurgaon, Jan 9 (IBNS): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Friday launched TERI Prakriti School, a global school which will focus on sustainable learning and living practices. more
Haiti: 5 years after earthquake, UN warns progress threatened by poverty, inequality

New York, Jan 10 (JEN) Five years after a massive earthquake killed 200,000 people in Haiti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for funds to continue momentum towards ...

‘Silent emergency’ in South Sudan as protracted conflict displaces millions of cattle – UN

New York, Jan 1 (JEN) As South Sudan’s livestock owners flee the country’s conflict, a “silent emergency” has emerged threatening the very fabric of society and fur ...

10 years after Indian Ocean tsunami, Asia-Pacific region better prepared: UN

New York, Dec 23 (JEN) Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami hit South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies, the United Nations Food and ...

Asia-Pacific report: World’s most disaster prone region experiences three-fold rise in deaths

New York, Dec 19 (JEN) Asia and the Pacific is the world’s most natural disaster-prone area and accounts for more than 60 per cent of the world’s hungry people, but continues t ...

At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

New York, Dec 11 (JEN) The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announ ...

Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stre ...

Indian Ocean: UN warns of uptick in clandestine migration despite ‘horrific’ dangers

New York, Dec 6 (JEN) More people are risking their lives to cross the Indian Ocean on smuggler’s boats despite the great risks involved, including the prospect of “horrific vio ...

UN report urges more funds for climate change adaptation, warns on temperature rise

New York, Dec 6 (JEN) Despite public funding of climate change adaptation measures reaching as high as $26 billion in 2012-2013, a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report pred ...

UN relief agencies prepare emergency response as typhoon approaches Philippines

New York, Dec 6 (JEN) More than 30 million people risk feeling the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit as it barrels down on the Philippines, United Nations emergency and humanitarian officials warned ...