Act now to stamp out child labour by 2025: FAO chief |

Qu Dongyu, the FAO Director-General, was among UN agency chiefs addressing the opening of the Global Solutions Forum on child labour.  The two-day virtual...

New underwater trail in Seychelles to enhance snorkeling experience in marine park

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Plans are underway in Seychelles to enhance its marine park by demarcating a new underwater trail along the Port Launay reef...

Countries most at risk, lead the way on climate action  |

In a new analysis, released ahead of the COP26 climate negotiations, the agency said that 93 per cent of least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) have submitted enhanced national climate plans (NDCs), or plan to...

World Heritage forests releasing more carbon than they absorb: UNESCO  |

The agency’s new analysis, World Heritage forests: Carbon sinks under pressure , shows that instead of helping mitigate global warming, some of the world’s most treasured forests...

General Assembly debate underscores need to deliver on climate action |

The day-long meeting comes just ahead of the COP26 climate change conference for countries to deliver on the promise of keeping global temperature rise...

The IPCC at COP26 in Glasgow — IPCC

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). GENEVA, Oct 26 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be taking part in the 26th Conference of the...

COP26: Praise for updated national climate plans, but ‘nowhere near’ goal |

The findings update an earlier report which synthesizes plans outlined by countries in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global temperature rise...

Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking work’ to protect the planet |

With only a few days until the G20 Summit of leading industrialized nations in Rome, followed immediately by the UN climate conference (COP26) in...

Only ‘real equality’ can end vicious cycle of poverty |

Presenting his report, The persistence of poverty: how real equality can break the vicious cycle, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Shutter, said that...

Kenya SMEs to benefit from CCA

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Checky Abuje On October 11, 2021, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya witnessed the signing of...

Airbus delivers enhanced ACH125 helicopter in South Africa

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Airbus has delivered to a private customer the first ACH125 helicopter in South Africa equipped with updated avionics and...

Top Scholars in South Africa Honoured

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Forty-three of the country’s leading scholars and scientists were inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South...

1.5 billion people, living with soil too salty to be fertile  |

The information is part of the Global Map of Salt-Affected Soils, a new tool launched this Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   These soils are less fertile...

Strengthening Financial Inclusion on MCC’s Scorecard

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s country scorecards, which use use objective, third-party indicators, are an example of the agency’s evidenced-based approach. The scorecards...

Business leaders join UN chief to step up action for sustainability  |

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, which brings together 30 business giants worth an estimated $16 trillion, met Mr. Guterres in New York, and outlined concrete actions for the future.   Since October 2019,...

Experts task processors to invest in cassava seed system

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Sufficient investments must be made in the cassava seed sector to address the challenges plaguing the supply of quality...

UNESCO initiative to ‘unlock’ knowledge for biodiversity protection   |

Launching the new programme, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that scientists and local residents would take samples of genetic material from fish waste, mucous membranes or cells, eDNA, to monitor species.  “Marine World Heritage...

Flora and fauna face a trifecta of threats in Seychelles

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com).  The Thomasset's frog is one of the endangered species. (Jim Labisko) Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) - Development by humans, the introduction...

Combatting drought and making communities food secure

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Lilian Dodzo, National Director, World Vision Kenya   The stories of the ongoing drought in Kenya are heart breaking to...

Portuguese beaches lead the way during UN, EU clean-up campaign  |

Every year, millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean, often having a direct and deadly impact on wildlife, from seabirds to whales, fish to invertebrates.   With that...

International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world |

On the International Day of Rural Women, observed this Friday, UN Women is calling for an end to this paradox by dismantling the unequal power relationship between women...

Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur |

Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. It was named “Rio dos Camarões” or, “River of Prawns”, by Portuguese explorers, because...

Sierra Leone Government Adopts MCC-Supported National Resettlement Policy, the First of Its Kind in...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s Sierra Leone Threshold Program activities included installing new water pipes and water distribution kiosks, like the one pictured...