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22.12.2020

Representatives from nine countries being back Amazon Parliament

Representatives from nine countries being back Amazon Parliament

The group talks cooperation and sustainable development in the Amazon By Karine Melo With representatives from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Suriname, Guiana, Ecuador, and French Guiana, the Amazon Parliament (Parlamaz) was reinstated on Monday (Dec. 21). Created 32… »

10.12.2020

Education Is a Fundamental Human Right and the Priority of the 21st Century

Education Is a Fundamental Human Right and the Priority of the 21st Century

Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait Education is not a privilege. It is a fundamental human right. Yet, education is undervalued even at the best of times. We often fail to connect the dots between the right to education and the realization of all human rights. As noted by… »

09.11.2020

Breaking the Culture of Violence to Advance Peace and Security

Breaking the Culture of Violence to Advance Peace and Security

The Preamble to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development refers to what is called the 5P’s of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. They capture with such lucid precision what is referred to as “all areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.” These are all areas deserving… »

29.04.2020

Forestry industry must improve safety record

Forestry industry must improve safety record

New FAO report points to steps to reduce forestry accidents, including safety inspections, and providing education and first-aid training. The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new FAO paper published today… »

11.12.2018

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your car gas tank with US$20. Yet, despite the steady increases, gas prices are still artificially… »

06.08.2018

Science Crucial to Global Environment Facility (GEF) Action

Science Crucial to Global Environment Facility (GEF) Action

The Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), establishing a sense of urgency, deployed scientific analysis to set priorities to guide the investment of newly replenished funds allocated to solve our persistent and worsening global environment woes. At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) General Assembly (June 23-29) in Da Nang, Vietnam,… »

24.07.2018

291 Million Youth Live With No Electricity, No Computers, No Printers – UN Laments

291 Million Youth Live With No Electricity, No Computers, No Printers – UN Laments

By Shanta Roy NEW YORK (IDN) – When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day on July 16, there was one strong underlying theme that overshadowed the event. Despite marked progress in the role of youth in a society increasingly characterized by high technology and artificial intelligence, the new… »

12.07.2018

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

By Rita Joshi BONN (IDN) – In 2015, countries from around the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. In November 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to… »

12.08.2017

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

By Manipadma Jena “Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count… »

09.06.2017

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Evelyn Mbiza struggles with a wheelbarrow laden with multiple five litre containers filled with water while her eight-year-old child follows behind carrying another container as the two head home after spending several hours queuing for the precious liquid at a local borehole in Malbereign, a medium-income suburb in Harare, the… »

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