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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

MYANMAR / FLOODS

Excessive rainfall in late July has disrupted life in Milongkyaung Village, an island in Central Myanmar where some 1,700 people live.  Rice fields were submerged during the flooding, destroying this year's rice crop, and wrecking homes in the aftermath. UNTV

20 Aug 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / WATER CUTS ALEPPO

The restoration of water supply to the war-torn city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting and frequent power cuts. UNICEF

12 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / ILLICIT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution today which urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife. UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / WORLD SANITATION REPORT

Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.  UNICEF / FILE

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

A top UN   official today said UN thinking on development is evolving. At the launch of the Global Sustainable Development Report, Nikhil Seth, Director of the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said that "this is a crucial time in the evolution of development thinking in the United Nations." [...]

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / REDFORD CLIMATE CHANGE

Actor and activist Robert Redford told a high level meeting on climate change that today, we can no longer claim ignorance as an excuse for inaction”stressing that  ”nothing less than the fate of our planet will hang in the balance.” UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE CHANGE

Addressing a General Assembly High-Level Event on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that with only ten negotiating days left ahead a summit  meeting in Paris, negotiations are still moving at a "snail's pace." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

VIENNA / ENERGY FORUM

One thousand delegates from around the world gathered in Vienna's Hofburg Palace for the start of the three day Vienna Energy Forum 2015. UNIDO

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

JAMAICA / SOLAR ENERGY

The high cost of imported energy is a problem for businesses in Jamaica. But a new push to use solar energy could help this sunny island prosper. WORLD BANK

9 Jun 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / WATER SHORTAGES

The conflict in Yemen has left the population short on dependable water supplies, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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