Sustainable transport key to green energy shift: UN Secretary-General |

The two-day UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which opened on Thursday, will examine how transportation can contribute to climate response, economic growth and sustainable development.  It...

Grant Making for Results: MCC’s New Program Grant Guidelines

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Grants like the MCC-funded Education for Employability Partnership Fund in Morocco, which encourages innovative projects focused on school life...

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for ‘living in harmony with nature’  |

The Kunming Declaration, adopted at the end of the UN Biodiversity Conference’s latest High Level Segment, which took place in Kunming, China, calls on the States Parties to act urgently on biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of...

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable  |

That’s the alert from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who on Wednesday – the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – urged greater international solidarity for the many countries that...

Nigeria Approves Genetically Modified TELA Maize for Open Cultivation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new...

​​​​​​​With clock ticking, sustainable transport key to Global Goals |

The “clock is ticking on our 2030 timeline” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the head of...

Grant Making for Results: MCC’s New Program Grant Guidelines

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Grants like the MCC-funded Education for Employability Partnership Fund in Morocco, which encourages innovative projects focused on school life...

UN chief calls for bold action to end ‘suicidal war with nature’ |

“We are losing our suicidal war against nature,” he said in a video message to the meeting, which is mainly being held virtually.  The UN chief...

Food Hero: Cultivating women farmers in Georgia |

Irina Vasilyeva has been chosen as one of 17 Food Heroes by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), as an example of how access to...

Make mental healthcare for all a reality, urges Guterres  |

Reminding that millions of people face grief over lost family members and friends, that many are anxious over job security, and that older people may...

Access to a healthy environment, declared a human right by UN rights council |

In resolution 48/13, the Council called on States around the world to work together, and with other partners, to implement this newly recognised right.  The text, proposed...

Plant With Purpose Online Global Conference 2021

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Thursday,...

TFF Summit 2021 Unites the World to Experience “Generation Food”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Moroccan cold storage startup BMTA&C takes home Grand Prize; Brazilian regenerative ag platform IZagro is named Runner-Up  Basel, Switzerland — Thought For Food...

BTS and UNICEF celebrate 4 years of the ‘Love Myself’ campaign to promote child...

“We started LOVE MYSELF as a way to reach young people and help improve their lives and rights”, said BTS, in a press release. “During...

Decade of climate breakdown saw 14 per cent of coral reefs vanish |

In the Sixth Status of Corals of the World: 2020 Report, experts from the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, funded by the UN Environment...

Climate change, population increase fuel looming water crisis: WMO |

The warning comes as floods, droughts and other water-related hazards increase due to climate change, while the number of people experiencing “water stress” continues...

Firm soars high with cutting-edge crop-spraying drones in Africa

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). UNITRANS Africa’s 50-year involvement in cutting-edge agricultural innovations across the continent is set to soar to new heights after...

Climate Report Reinforces hardships many communities in Africa face

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Touted as the most solid and urgent report released to date, the UN’s recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report...

Guterres highlights ‘enormous’ benefits of greener cities  | | UN News

“City leadership in using green materials and constructing energy-efficient, resilient buildings powered by renewable energy, is essential to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” said António...

Brussels mural paints positive picture of ecosystem renewal |

‘The Alchemist’ by Lula Goce, has been created in collaboration with the United Nations and non-profit organisation Street Art for Mankind (SAM) and is...

UN World Data Forum meets at ‘critical time’ with COVID battle ongoing |

The forum, which takes place from 3-6 October in Bern, Switzerland, comes at “a critical time as the world is still dealing with the...

Climate action: ‘Time is running out’, UN chief tells ministers |

“I cannot emphasize enough that time is running out. Irreversible climate tipping points lie alarmingly close. Civil society is watching closely and is running...

Transform food systems to avert $400 billion annually in loss and waste |

Not only is preventing food loss and waste crucial for the world’s people, it is also essential for the future of the planet, they...

Food waste: a global problem that undermines healthy diets |

The call comes as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that 17 per cent of all food available to consumers in 2019, ended up...