Tuesday, December 18 2018

World

Global warming didn’t pause – researchers disentangle “hiatus” confusion

December 18, 2018 - The reality of ongoing climate warming might seem plainly obvious today, after the four warmest years on record and a...

90.5 percent: the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled

SANTA BARBARA, CA, Dec. 18, 2018 - 90.5 percent: the proportion of plastic waste that has never...

The Elders challenge leaders to confront migration lies and make UN deal a success

December 11, 2018 - The Elders today welcomed the signing of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh as a means of...

Myanmar: UN expert dismayed by jail terms for Kachin activists

GENEVA December 11, 2018 - A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly...

Unabated climate change will cause more conflict and hunger

December 11, 2018 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of increased conflict and hunger if climate change is left unabated. Graziano da...

COP24: COP President must create a space for ambition discussion in response to IPCC...

Dec. 10, 2018 - Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace, called on ministers arriving in Katowice this week for the UN climate talks- pitched as...

The costs of corruption: values, economic development under assault, trillions lost, says Guterres

Dec. 9, 2018 - Every year, trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five percent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen...

70 years on, landmark UN human rights document as important as ever

Dec. 10, 2018 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights reaches its 70th anniversary on Monday, a chance to highlight the many important breakthroughs...

2018 will show record carbon emissions

LONDON, Dec. 6, 2018 - For the second year running, the world will have a doubtful achievement to claim by 31 December: record carbon...

Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take responsibility

Dec. 3, 2018 - Earlier today, the naturalist Sir David Attenborough addressed the UN climate conference in Poland, saying: “Right now, we are facing...

Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next yea

Dec. 4, 2018 - Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the...

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

Dec. 3, 2018 - Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies,...

Over 40 million people still victims of slavery

Dec. 2, 2018 - Slavery is still a very real and widespread phenomenon, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide, says the International Labour...

Scientists call for 8 steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food...

Dec. 3, 2018 - Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of the United...

Women human rights defenders must be protected, say UN experts

GENEVA, November 28, 2018 – States must live up to their commitments to protect women human rights defenders, who are increasingly under attack and...

Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect

Nov. 28, 2018 - The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change,...

Negotiated two-State solution still ‘the only option’ for Palestine: Guterres

Nov. 28, 2018 - A two-State solution where Israel and Palestine live side-by-side as sovereign nations is still “the only option” for lasting peace,...

G20: Saudi Crown Prince Faces Legal Scrutiny

(Buenos Aires, November 26, 2018) – Argentine judicial authorities have begun examining a submission concerning the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman...

Situation for children in Afghanistan ‘dire’ with violence and bloodshed a ‘daily occurrence’ warn...

GENEVA, Nov. 27, 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by Alison Parker, UNICEF Chief of Communication in Afghanistan at today's...

Survival International statement on killing of American man by Sentinelese tribe, Andaman Islands

Nov. 21, 2018 - An American man, reportedly a missionary, has been killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands, India....