Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns |

“The crisis facing Sudan is entirely homegrown and can only be resolved by the Sudanese,” Volker Perthes, who is also Head of the United Nations...

Deputy UN chief praises resilience of Bali students in face of disaster threats |

Thankfully, the alarm that prompted them to evacuate, was just a practice drill, but by following the planned evacuation route, students said they felt...

‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable...

UN Secretary-General António Guterres was delivering the commencement address at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities...

Middle East and North Africa: addressing highest rates of youth unemployment in the world...

The joint-release by the UN labour agency, ILO, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

“COVID-19 is not over”, Tedros warns World Health Assembly |

Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus delivered his message during the kick-off of the annual World Health Assembly–the decision-making body of WHO comprised of representatives of 194...

Biodiversity Day: UN chief calls to ‘build a shared future for all life’ |

“Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting...

French father and son plant endemic trees in Seychelles to offset carbon footprint for...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Eloim Demikouiza and his 2-year-old son Aaron with staff from the Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority (SPGA) and others planted 35 Heritiera littoralis...

Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation |

“Climate change is already posing serious challenges to water and sanitation systems in countries around the world,” said Thomas Croll-Knight, spokesperson for the UN...

Europe: WHO supporting countries affected by rare monkeypox outbreak |

Monkeypox occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa, but outbreaks have emerged in other parts of the world in recent...

Seychelles’ parks authority renews agreement for international research on bats and giant tortoises

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Curieuse is a small granitic island close to Praslin and is home to hundreds of giant tortoises. (Salifa Karapetyan)Photo license   (Seychelles...

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres |

·       Greenhouse gas concentrations Levels reached a new global high in 2020 and continued to increase in 2021, with the concentration of carbon dioxide reaching...

Rescuing global goals, world’s ‘highest common priority’ – UN chief |

From the economic repercussions of the COVID pandemic to food insecurity exacerbated by the Ukraine war, Secretary-General António Guterres painted a picture of accumulating crises that...

Sustainable farming inputs – how do we get farmers to use them?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Fertilizers and pesticides have undoubtedly helped us to produce food in abundance. But, their use has come at a great cost...

Princess Theodora von Liechtenstein on visit to Seychelles, promoting Green Teen Team Foundation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Von Liechtenstein met with the Seychelles' President Wavel Ramkalawan on Tuesday at State House. (Seychelles Nation)Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) -...

Projet BIOVALOR : « Renforcement de la démarche compétences et de la culture entrepreneuriale dans...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). COMMUNIQUE RADIO Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet Biovalor financé par l’Agence Française...

Assistive technology: a ‘life changer’ for those most in need |

Produced jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), The Global Report on Assistive Technology presents new evidence of the...

Unity among nations, in push for greater space security at UN-led talks |

The first Open-ended Working Group on Reducing Space Threats that’s been meeting all week in the Swiss city, is the result of a UN General Assembly resolution last...

‘Coalition of the willing’ to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems |

The Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for all (HDSFS), brings together governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions,...

Sustainable Development Goals in peril due to overseas aid cuts: Guterres |

Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his concern over the fall in Overseas Development Aid (ODA) following a meeting of the UN Chief Executives Board, which...

UN spotlights plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide |

Plants under threat Healthy plants have the power to help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. But even though plants...

WHO ready to support DPR Korea battle COVID-19 infections |

Responding to a question from UN News, WHO said it was in touch with the authorities in DPRK but has yet to receive an...

UN officials call for probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh...

The veteran Palestinian-American journalist, 51, was fatally shot while reporting on an Israeli military operation in the West Bank town of Jenin. 

WHO calls for greater regulation of cross-border alcohol marketing |

The study outlines how the digital revolution in marketing and promotion is being used to advertise alcohol across national borders, and in many cases...

DR Congo: UN chief calls for probe into deadly armed attacks on mining site...

At least 38 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the attacks carried out by the Coopérative pour le développement du Congo (CODECO)...