COVID-19 Vaccine roll out: Health experts urge Africa to exploits routes

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Henry Neondo   Health experts in Africa have urged African countries to exploit any of three available routes to access...

Illegal logging soars during Covid-19 pandemic in Congo Basin

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A survey of 7000 forest dependent community members in Cameroon, Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the...

Financial transparency, ‘sound governance and accountability’ essential to reach Global Goals |

“As an international community committed to addressing inequality and advancing sustainable development, we must put in place the very principles of transparency, sound governance,...

Ashden Awards calls for entries on Africa’s low carbon entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Joseph Abuje   The prestigious Ashden Awards, now in their 20th year, are making their final call for applications from...

Q&A with MCC Acting CEO Mahmoud Bah

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In January 2021, Mahmoud Bah was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of MCC. In more than 10 years at...

Farmer Protests in India | Thought For Food

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dear TFF Community, We have been closely monitoring the farmer protests in India over the past months. We have been connecting...

World risks ‘collapse of everything’ without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council |

Climate shocks such as record high temperatures and a “new normal” of wildfires, floods and droughts, are not only damaging the natural environment, said...

Partnership to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties and consumption of locally processed...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A public-private sector initiative between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated...

First Person: The Colombian youth fighting for digital education for all |

Ms. Rosas, a UN Young Leader, is the founder of El Origen, a foundation that provides at-risk youth with a second chance at education....

UN chief lauds ‘day of hope’ as US officially rejoins Paris climate accord |

The US, under the Trump administration, withdrew from the landmark treaty to curb global warming but President Joseph Biden reversed the decision when he...

UN chief calls for ‘new social contract’ as part of post-pandemic recovery |

António Guterres was among leaders addressing a Special Meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to investigate the links between structural racism,...

Mission to find life on mars to be live-streamed on TikTok

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). TikTok could be streaming from the surface of Mars for the first time as NASA, the UK Space Agency,...

UN Biodiversity Convention’s science body to exchange views on key biodiversity issues

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) subsidiary body on science will hold an information session on...

5 Inspiring Young Women Who Advance Food & Ag Science

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). On this International Day of Women and Girls in STEM, we want you to meet some of the inspiring...

UN highlights importance of pulses for diets and food security, marking World Day |

Pulses – also called legumes – are the edible seeds of plants from the pea family, cultivated for human consumption.   They are a key...

FROM THE FIELD: Teaching Chad’s scientists of the future |

A pilot study in the city of Bol in Chad, which has suffered the effects of cross-border terrorism over many years, has shown that...

Cooling La Niña is on the wane, but temperatures set to rise: UN weather...

It noted that above-normal temperatures in the next three months are expected in western, central and eastern Asia and over the southern half of...

Social development key pillar for ‘sustainable and resilient’ world – Commission hears  |

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the key role social development plays in protecting people’s lives and livelihoods, as well as the...

FROM THE FIELD: Chicken wings, hunger and the Super Bowl |

WFP says Americans spent around $17 billion on food, drinks, party supplies and other paraphernalia to mark the 2020 Super Bowl, the flagship event...

Photo competition nets huge harvest of Seychelles’ flora and fauna

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). During the same competition, a fern - Pteris barklyae - on Mahe was rediscovered after the loss of the...

‘Make peace with nature’, UN chief urges at Ocean Decade launch |

UNESCO marked the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, with a global online event headlined: ‘A Brave New Ocean’....

Impact of COVID-19 on cancer care has been ‘profound’, warns UN health agency  |

More than a year since the new coronavirus crisis began, its impact on cancer care has been stark, with “50 per cent of governments (having) cancer services partially...

Fair Finance: The women entrepreneurs lifting communities out of poverty |

Goodwill Ambassador Sonia Gardner. UNCDF Moroccan-born Ms. Gardner, is one of the most prominent senior women in the financial sector,...

Fair Finance: How can the global inequality gap be narrowed? |

UN Special Envoy Hiro Mizuno. Hiro Mizuno Before his appointment as Special Envoy, on 30 December 2020, Mr. Mizuno, of...