Environment/Science
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 that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year. more
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 ...

US tells UN about Paris Climate Change walkout

Washington/New York, Aug 5 (JEN): The United States has formally written to the United Nation about their decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal, though it said that it will continue ...

UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment

New York, July 31(Just Earth News): Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United ...

UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources

New York, July 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.

'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 ...

UN marks first ever Day of the Tropics with focus on region’s vulnerability

New York, June 29(Just Earth News): The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, the United Nations on Th ...

UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China

New York, June 25(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's south ...

Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn

New York, Jun 23 (JEN): An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens ...

UN urges 'reboot' of drought responses to focus more on preparedness

New York, June 19(Just Earth News): Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when t ...