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05.10.00 – WASTE DISPOSAL

ST LUCIA / RECYCLING

The Island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean is home to a vibrant and distinct culture and heritage as well as to a rich ecosystem, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes. Nevertheless, this small island state faces many challenges, including climate change, degradation of natural resources, and waste management. Recycle It, funded in 2001 by Josephat Small, [...]

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / SUSTAINABLE SUGAR

Mumias Sugar Company, the leading sugar producer in Kenya, is an example of a company that is contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by embracing sustainability in almost all its processes. UNEP

22 Dec 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HAITI FLOODING

The United Nations (UN) in Geneva warns that Haiti's next harvest, due in March, may already be destroyed by the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. CHUNTV   

13 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UNEP / AFRICA E-WASTE

Following the first ever forum of its kind, 18 African states, the UN, the private sector and other groups have agreed on a set of actions to better manage electronic waste – or e-waste – in Africa, including capitalizing on the economic benefits of this environmental hazard. UNEP

16 Mar 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / STAMP OUT CHOLERA

Somali soccer players kicked off the 'Stamp out cholera' campaign today with a match between the Somali national team the Ocean Stars and Heegan FC at the University Football stadium in Mogadishu. The campaign aims at raising awareness on cholera and acute watery diarrhea among the Somali population. WHO

16 Dec 2011 | Read More »

IAEA / COASTAL POLLUTION

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is helping twelve countries in the Caribbean region to understand and manage coastal pollution.  Concern over the growing incidence of pollution in the Caribbean has been on the rise, as it has the potential to affect livelihoods dependent on fishing and tourism. IAEA

7 Nov 2011 | Read More »

UN / SANITATION FIVE YEAR BOOST

In a bid to improve the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide, the United Nations today launched a major push to accelerate progress towards the goal of halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation. UNTV / FILE

21 Jun 2011 | Read More »

BURKINA FASO / SANITATION

As part of a new movement called Community-led Total Sanitation, the Burkina Faso Government, UNICEF and the European Union are working together to improve access to latrines and hygiene education in the country. UNICEF

11 Oct 2010 | Read More »

HAITI / CAMP DISPLACEMENT

The Haitian government and humanitarian agencies undertake an emergency evacuation of some 1,300 people living in dangerous conditions in a flooded camp. MINUSTAH

26 Jul 2010 | Read More »

 

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