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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CONFERENCE

United Nations Climate Change negotiations opened in Geneva Sunday in a bid to bridge the gap  between the interests of rich and developing nations — as reflected in the unwieldy draft document from the ministerial-level talks in Peru last December. UNTV CH  

9 Feb 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA WATER

In the remote village of Tewor Fahnbulleh, in Ebola affected Liberia, UNICEF and partners are conducting a "mop up" campaign to eradicate Ebola from communities. UNMEER

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MALAWI / FLOODS FAMILY KITS

Over the past fortnight, Malawi has experienced widespread flooding that has left 200 people dead or missing and 121,000 displaced. The floods turned daily hardship into misery, scarcity into suffering. UNICEF

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

DRC / LUHANGO RETURNEES

Four United Nations (UN) agencies are conducting a joint project to help 600 families in  Luhango, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to rebuild their lives after years of destruction brought by war and displacement. MONUSCO

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a 'new normal' of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth's atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. WORLD [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA SEAWATER SAMPLING

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese Government has been continually monitoring radioactivity in seawater and publishing the results. In an effort to verify the accuracy of these results, the Japanese authorities requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake joint sampling missions with [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / WORLD TOILET DAY ADVANCER

More than half of India's population does not use toilets, creating a sanitation problem throughout the country. Now a campaign encourages people to build, and use, toilets, and already health is improving. WORLD BANK

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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