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

Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril

The Mediterranean forest area has expanded by two percent resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Plan Bleu, Regional Activity Center of UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan. But the report titled The State of Mediterranean … Continue reading Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril

New Study Highlights Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

In Out of the Shadows 2017 thriller, a newly married detective and his pregnant wife move into their dream home unaware of its dark history. When his wife claims their baby is being tormented by a supernatural force and seeks the help of a renegade demonologist, he must investigate the past to save his family. … Continue reading New Study Highlights Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

ACP Group Chief Calls for Strengthening The UN System

In the face of burgeoning unilateralism and generally "turbulent" global environment, the 79-nation African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States has urged “vigorous support” for the United Nations. ”Vigorous support for the United Nations to advance multilateralism will loom large in all the programmes and projects of the ACP in 2019,” according to ACP … Continue reading ACP Group Chief Calls for Strengthening The UN System

UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November

When the Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and other official representatives, gathered in 2013 at the fifteenth session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Peru's capital Lima, they agreed that eradication of poverty – Goal 1 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – deserves priority. Six years … Continue reading UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November