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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DOHA / WILDLIFE FOREST CRIME

The head of the United Nations' crime agency said today all countries  must treat wildlife and forest crimes  as serious criminal offences. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QUARANTINE LATRINES

The tiny village of Kontadubala in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, may seem like a postcard of idyllic country life, but the Ebola crisis has shed a light on longstanding problems such as the lack of water and sanitation. UNMEER

31 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA WATER

The Kolenté River provides running water to the town of Kambia in Sierra Leone through a water treatment plant built with support from the Japanese government in 2013. But Sierra Leone's economic constraints meant that the plant was only running three times a week and only for a couple of hours a day. UNMEER

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / WATER

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at the General Assembly that the international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development. UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / HAPPINESS DAY

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and environmental advocates Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle joined local students at an event held at United Nations Headquarters today to celebrate the International Day of Happiness and highlight the importance of tackling climate change. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UNEP / WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

Marking this year's World Wildlife Day, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta burned 15 tons of ivory at Nairobi National Park. UNEP

5 Mar 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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