Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Jan 9 (JEN): As United Nations-led talks on outlining the future global development agenda continue to progress, UN agency officials joined representatives of mountain countries and organizations on Wednesday at Headquarters to encourage mountain-specific policies in sustainable development strategies, with a particular focus on plans for adaptation and mitigation of climate change. more
UN agency praises China’s destruction of ivory stockpile

New York, Jan 7 (JEN) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday applauded China for its first public effort to crackdown on illegal ivory trade, calling the Government’s dest ...

Sikkim constructing quake-resilient houses

Gangtok, Dec 29 (JEN) The Sikkim government has initiated a Rs 391 crore cost project for constructing houses capable of withstanding natural disasters in Earthquake Prone Areas of the s ...

Ban appoints special envoys on climate change

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): The United Nations efforts to stem climate change got a boost Monday with the appointment of two special envoys to mobilize political will and action ahead of the 20 ...

UN proclaims March 3 as World Wildlife Day

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3rd ...

UN seeks access to water for Brazilians

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): Brazilian authorities need to give further priority to the poorest and most marginalized, to ensure that inequalities in the country are progressively eliminated and ...

UN seeks funds for Madagascar locust control plan

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): A locust control programme launched in Madagascar is making progress against an invasion of the voracious insects that is threatening rice and maize crops but requir ...

OPCW to kick off removal of chemical arms in Syria

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 Organisatio ...

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 ...