Environment/Science
New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The triennial conference of the parties to a United Nations-backed wildlife treaty concluded yesterday with actions that are expected to go a long way in ensuring protection for some of the most vulnerable plants and animals on the planet. more
As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti, UN relief agencies on standby to provide assistance

New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in Haiti, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to the tiny island, the United Nations weather agency reported on T ...

Inequalities exacerbate climate impacts on poor and vulnerable people – new UN report

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities th ...

UN officials optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s end

New York, Sept 30 (Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials on Thursday announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is clos ...

Citing vulnerability of small islands, Pacific leaders urge early entry into force of Paris climate accord

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): Addressing the annual debate of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from Pacific Small Island Developing States underlined on F ...

At UN, Slovak President warns against leaders caring more about retaining power than improving lives

New York, Sept 21 (Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s general debate on Tuesday, Andrej Kiska, the President of Slovakia, warned that there is “a real dan ...

UN agricultural agency and USAID sign agreement to boost developing countries’ ability to track key data

New York, Sept 8 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Wednesday signed a $15 million agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) t ...

UN agriculture chief stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of Africa’s prosperity

New York, Sept 2 (Just Earth News): Addressing an African ministerial conference, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency on Thursday stressed the need to mitigate the impacts of ...

INTERVIEW: "Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people"

New York, Aug 17 (Just Earth News): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in M ...

UN combats spread of cattle disease in Europe through early-detection training

New York, Aug 15 (Just Earth News):The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today started a programme to train European laboratory staff on how to use nuclear-derived techniques to dete ...