Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

Significant progress is under way in repairing degraded lands and managing droughts more effectively, according to reports released for review by an inter-governmental meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. An assessment of land degradation in 127 countries revealed that close to 20 percent of healthy land was degraded between 2000 and 2015. Around the world, 169 countries … Continue reading Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Sustainable Development: Buddhist Leader Urges Increased Role For Youth

The need to accelerate progress toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, encourage youth engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and expand  the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) network of universities has been highlighted in a wide-ranging proposal by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist movement. With 12 million members … Continue reading Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Sustainable Development: Buddhist Leader Urges Increased Role For Youth

UN Warns of the Confluence of Significant Risks Threatening Global Development

The convergence of several significant risks is endangering efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the universally adopted plan containing 17 specific goals to promote prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, a new report has warned. The risks with the potential to severely disrupt economic activity and inflict significant damage … Continue reading UN Warns of the Confluence of Significant Risks Threatening Global Development

ICC Prosecutor Acclaims African, Caribbean and Pacific States’ Support for The Contentious Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Dr Fatou Bensouda has expressed her profound gratitude for the ACP Group's contributions to the work of the ICC that has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 51 out of 79 ACP States have ratified the ICC Rome … Continue reading ICC Prosecutor Acclaims African, Caribbean and Pacific States’ Support for The Contentious Court

India to Host UN Conference on Land Degradation

India will host the global Conference on desertification, land degradation and drought from October 7 to 18, 2019 in New Delhi. Participants from 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will have access, for the first time, to a wealth of vital new scientific data, says the Convention secretariat. Desertification, along with … Continue reading India to Host UN Conference on Land Degradation

UN Lauds India for Training Foreign Diplomats on Disarmament

India is the first member country of the United Nations to have launched a fellowship programme on disarmament and international security for foreign diplomats. “This is a demonstration of India’s commitment to nuclear issues and disarmament,” a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. With its focus on junior diplomats from a … Continue reading UN Lauds India for Training Foreign Diplomats on Disarmament