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World Bee Day: Declining bee populations pose threat to global food security and nutrition

ROME, May 20, 2019 - The global decline in bee populations poses a serious threat to a wide variety of plants critical to human...

UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry

LONDON, May 20, 2019 - Government cuts to welfare over the past decade have resulted in tens of thousands of poor families in...

Israel’s refusal to grant Palestinian refugees right to return has fueled seven decades of...

May 16, 2019 - Israel’s failure to respect the right to return for Palestinians who were forced to flee their homes in 1948 is...

Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

WASHINGTON, DC May 15, 2019 - In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of...

Report: One person dies every 30 seconds in developing countries from diseases caused by...

May 14, 2019 - A new report has revealed for the first time that one person is dying every 30 seconds in developing countries...

UN Decides to Control Global Plastic Waste Dumping

Geneva, Switzerland, May 10, 2019 — Today, 187 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic to...

Irish schools fail to teach climate change

DUBLIN, May 10, 2019 - There’s a yawning gap in Irish schools, say the country’s legislators: they’re just not telling the new generation what...

Chad: “The Measles Epidemic Declared in May 2018 is Still Not Under Control”

NEW YORK, MAY 9, 2019 - Parts of Chad, including the capital N’Djamena and the city of Am Timan, continue to battle a measles...

Iran: Executions of child offenders must stop, say UN experts

GENEVA May 9, 2019 - UN human rights experts* called on Iran to immediately halt the practice of executing child offenders, citing serious concerns...

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference confronts cascading impacts of extreme weather and other natural hazards...

Geneva, May 9, 2019 - Climate change, population increase, urbanization and environmental degradation are amplifying the impact of extreme weather, water and climate events...

Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa where over 52...

Cairo/Rome May 8, 2019 - Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have...

UN experts urge Iran to release imprisoned American scholar Xiyue Wang

GENEVA May 8, 2019 - UN experts firmly request Iran to immediately release American academic Xiyue Wang, whose arbitrary detention for nearly three years...

WHO: Road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2019 - In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety...

Saudi Arabia: Mobile App Keeps Women at Home

Beirut; May 6, 2019 – Saudi Arabia’s mobile app Absher is used to prevent Saudi women from leaving their country without a male relative’s permission,...

UN chief strongly condemns escalating deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border

May 5, 2019 - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with “deep concern” the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges...

Hundreds take to streets to call for justice for communities abused by Canadian mining

Toronto, May 6, 2019 - National human rights, faith and labour organizations along with concerned Torontonians rallied in Toronto to call for a Ombudsperson...

IPBES: Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented,’ species extinction rates ‘accelerating’

May 6, 2019 -Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave...

Committee to Protect Journalists: On World Press Freedom Day, We Demand Justice

May 2, 2019 - This World Press Freedom Day, CPJ remembers the at least 1,340 journalists who have been killed in relation to their...

50+ Organizations Urge World Bank to Boost Recycling, Circular Economy & Non-Mining Solutions for...

Washington, D.C. May 1 2019 - As the World Bank today launches its new ‘Climate-Smart Mining’ facility, organizations from around the world are urging...

On Eve of EU-US Energy Forum, 200 Groups on Both Sides of the Atlantic...

Brussels and Washington, D.C.  April 30, 2019 – Today, 200 groups from both sides of the Atlantic released an open letter to EU Commissioner...