Islamic social financing initiative aims to help economic recovery, pandemic response |

Coming at a time when millions have been pushed into extreme poverty, the International Dialogue on the Role of Islamic Social Financing in Achieving...

Nursery areas of Seychelles giant trevally must be protected for species to survive, study...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Research by the group Save Our Seas has found that the nursery areas of the Seychelles giant...

Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss |

In his keynote speech at a high-level climate gathering in Petersberg, Germany - six months before world leaders convene in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 Climate Summit - the...

Seychelles National Parks Authority working to clean up, analyse waste on Curieuse Island

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The programme includes the cleaning, recording and data analysis of litter picked from two beaches and mangroves of the island. (Seychelles National Parks Authority) Photo license  Purchase photo (Seychelles...

Young people key to transforming world’s food systems |

The online discussions, which centred around topics such as agriculture, education and climate change, will serve as direct input to a landmark UN Food...

UN forum examines how to make science and technology work better for all |

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) aims to identify gaps and promote partnerships in efforts...

Why faster connectivity means faster economic growth for Kenya

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Tonny Tugee Managing Director at SEACOM East and North East Africa   With a flourishing ICT sector that has grown by...

Pandemic showcases need for partnerships: ECOSOC President |

“If ever there was need for partnership, it is now”, ECOSOC President Munir Akram said in his opening remarks to the virtual gathering.  Highlighting the...

Global e-commerce jumps to $26.7 trillion, fuelled by COVID-19 |

According to UN trade and development experts UNCTAD, the e-commerce sector saw a “dramatic” rise in its share of all retail sales, from 16...

Increased cancer risk for petroleum industry workers and people living near plants: New UN...

The findings add to increasing evidence of the health consequences of air pollution from petroleum extraction and refining. Types of cancer risk The review identified an...

Social Inclusion in MCC’s Mongolia Compact: Affordable Water for all in Ulaanbaatar

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s Mongolia Water Compact includes collecting and analyzing demographic and household data. In carrying out a survey, one enumerator...

Endangered sperm whales, carbon-sink seagrass seen on trip near Seychelles

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). During the transit to the Saya de Malha Bank the team also documented a group of sperm whales in Seychelles. (Tommy...

SDGs will address ‘three planetary crises’ harming life on Earth  |

Executive Director Inger Andersen told an online discussion that the “significant and pathbreaking” information contained in the UN agency’s synthesis report Making Peace With...

Don’t let the digital divide become ‘the new face of inequality’: UN deputy chief...

Although technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain are opening new frontiers of productivity and providing opportunities to people and societies, they pose numerous...

‘Make or break moment’ for forests |

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said we were at a “make or break moment”, adding that woodlands provide vital functions, including as guardians of fresh...

Prioritize people and planet, UN chief urges Asian and Pacific nations |

In a message to the annual session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the...

TFF BrainRave Community Event – global future food festival

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dear TFFers, Happy Earth Day! 🌎 It’s no secret our food systems take a toll on our planet, but that doesn’t mean...

The Year of Climate Resolve

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Jake Lyell for MCC Rice fields outside Makassar, Indonesia. Preliminary modeling estimates that MCC’s investments in Indonesia are increasing economic...

The planet’s on ‘red alert’ UN chief warns leaders at President Biden’s climate summit...

“Mother Nature is not waiting”, the UN chief warned, as the past decade was the hottest on record, and the world continues to see...

TFF BrainRave Community Event – April 24th, everywhere in the world.

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dear TFFers, Happy Earth Day! 🌎 It’s no secret our food systems take a toll on our planet, but that doesn’t mean...

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth...

This year’s observation is taking place as the planet is at “a tipping point”, he said, as humanity continues to abuse the natural world.  End...

World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief |

According to the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) flagship State of the Global Climate report, the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2-degree Celsius...

Economists Put MCC Under the Microscope: Five Key Take-Aways

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s Economic Advisory Council met in late March for a rigorous discussion on how MCC analytics and operations can...

‘Inequality virus’ threatens ‘catastrophe for all’ unless crisis can be overcome together |

Deliberations throughout the four-day long forum highlighted the “full scope” of the COVID impact, said UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed.  “The worst health and economic...