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    Latest News from the Laboratory of Applied Ecology, led by Prof Brice Sinsin in Benin Republic (West Africa).

    World unites at UN Environment Assembly to combat ‘triple planetary crisis’

    More than 7,000 delegates from 182 countries are scheduled to take part in the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) which...

    UN envoy calls for curb on illicit weapons in Central African Republic

    Briefing ambassadors on the UN Security Council, Valentine Rugwabiza, Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR), recalled the 15 January explosion which targeted...

    Zero waste, more hope in South Sudan

    The team is working with local authorities and civil society to find fresh solutions to the young nation’s environmental challenges, one reused plastic bottle...

    Asia-Pacific off track on path to SDGs, UN data shows

    Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the 17 Goals focus on ending extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation, and...

    Security Council: Continued Libya impasse threatens country’s future

    They must put aside self-interest, negotiate in good faith and reach an agreement on a unified government, while also ensuring national polls go ahead...

    In search of the last saola

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). February 15, 2024 — “I’ve seen grown men reduced to tears in the Annamite Mountains,” says wildlife biologist Lorraine Scotson of...

    Plant With Purpose Malawi Launch Report

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Plant With Purpose's newest country program has officially opened! Last month, our newest partnering country program, Floresta in Malawi, launched with a...

    First-ever UN report reveals complex threats to migratory species

    Of most concern is the threat to migratory fishes, with 97 per cent of the species on the brink of extinction.   The two greatest...

    First Person: ‘My eggs are too expensive to eat’ (and that’s a good thing)

    Over 80 chicken rearers in Anosy Region have so far received the possibly life-altering birds, which originate in India but which are now thriving...

    Comparative research starts on Seychelles to understand how islands evolved

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A team was in Seychelles for a few weeks from September to October and has gone back to Spain. (Xaali O'Reilly...

    Peace is UN’s raison d’être: Guterres

    Addressing the General Assembly with a list of priority areas for action, António Guterres underscored that the UN was founded on the pursuit of peace. “Peace...

    UN force steps up patrols after weekend of bloodshed in Abyei

    Heavily armed assailants attacked civilians in the villages of Malual Aleu, Banton, Awolnhom, Abathok, Majbong, Awal, and east of Rumamier, using rocket-propelled grenades and...

    Following in Pelé’s footsteps, Vinícius Junior appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    During her visit, the UN education, science and culture body UNESCO's Director-General Audrey Azoulay presented the 23-year-old winger with a letter of appointment, acknowledging...

    WFP pleads for aid access in Sudan, amid reports of starvation

    WFP described the situation as dire, noting that almost 18 million people across the country are currently facing acute hunger.  An estimated five million are...

    World News in Brief: Response plan for Somalia launched, mass executions in Iraq, new...

    Somalia was hit by multiple shocks last year, including devastating drought, unprecedented heavy rains and flooding, and further mass displacement. Millions of people also...

    World News in Brief: Progress on transfats, Ukraine war update, General Assembly President in...

    Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand have received the first-ever WHO certificates for demonstrating that they have a best practice policy for industrially...

    Latest Mediterranean deaths highlight need for safe migration routes

    IOM underscored the need for regular migration pathways at a one-day summit in Rome hosted by Italy to boost development in Africa and curb migration flows. The A...

    Sudan war ‘a living nightmare for children’: UNICEF Representative

    “Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions. It's a living nightmare for children,” Mandeep O’Brien said this week in an interview with UN News.  Nearly 10...

    Seychelles’ media brush up on seagrass and carbon mapping 

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Local media practitioners learned more about the latest developments in the seagrass and carbon mapping project now...

    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Navigating Complexity: Why the easy way isn’t always the best way

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). One of the most important parts of Plant With Purpose’s work is measuring its efficacy. This is also one of the...

    ‘High-risk mission’ delivers fuel to Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza

    The “high-risk mission”, carried out the previous day, was marked by delays at the checkpoint and severely damaged roads. Thousands of hungry civilians also...

    Guterres urges G-77 and China to drive momentum for global governance reform

    More than 130 countries are members of the bloc - the largest grouping of the global South, representing 80 percent of the planet’s population...

    IPCC agrees on the set of scientific reports for the seventh assessment cycle —...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). ISTANBUL, Jan 20 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will deliver a set of reports assessing the latest climate change science...