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)...

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...

Implications of mass spraying of pesticides on pollinators and food production while containing locusts...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).   By Evelyn Kahungu and Venter Mwongera   As the Horn of Africa grapples with the worst desert locust infestation in 70...

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...

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) -...

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...
Covid-19 response

Sub-grants for COVID-19 response and relief for selective diaspora associations | USAID’s Bureau...

A new project “Supporting COVID-19 response and relief at the country level through disbursement and facilitation of sub-grants for selected diaspora organizations” providing sub-grants for COVID-19 response and relief, funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land |

Against the backdrop of a UNCCD warning that up to 40 per cent of all ice-free land has already degraded, threatening dire consequences for...

Donkey skins for sale: Thousands of live listings on unregulated eCommerce sites and social...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The size and scale of the illegal online donkey skin trade has been revealed for the first time, with...

New plan to accelerate clean energy access for millions globally |

The UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025 delivers on commitments made at a high-level meeting in September that laid out a global roadmap for...

The TFF Challenge 2022 is Now OPEN

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Food and agriculture’s most dynamic innovation challenge launches and scales locally-relevant solutions for our planet’s most pressing challenges; Participants have the...

Natural resources must be ‘part of the solution’ in fight against deforestation |

The Global Forest  Resources Assessment Remote Sensing Survey warned however, that from livestock grazing in South America to the expansion of croplands in Asia,...

Digital tech investment, critical to workforce in least-developed nations |

That’s according to the report Present and future of work in the Least Developed Countries, published on Friday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).