News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Coastal Indigenous and Minority Women Driving Kenya’s Blue Forest Conservation Efforts

    - Inter Press Service

    TSUNZA, Kenya, Feb 22 (IPS) - Fish vanished from the sea near Tsunza, a village on Kenya’s coast, after several oil spills between 2003 and 2006. The impact of this and the vanishing mangroves badly affected the livelihoods of women. Now they are the champions of the restoration of one of the global warming mitigation superheroes—mangroves.

    Tsunza Peninsula is a natural wonder that sits just inside the many inlets of Mombasa Island on the border between Mombasa and Kwale Counties—a little-known spectacle of lagoons, islands, and thick mangroves in Kinango Sub-County, Kwale County, on Kenya’s coastal region. 

  2. Inside Kenya’s Seed Control Battle: Why Smallholder Farmers Want to Share Indigenous Seeds

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Feb 22 (IPS) - A group of 15 smallholder farmers in Kenya petitioned the country’s High Court, seeking to compel the government to review sections of a law that bans the sharing and exchange of uncertified and unregistered seeds.

  3. UNRWA at ‘breaking point’ warns agency chief

    - UN News

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    The UN agency serving Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has reached breaking point due to Israeli calls for its abolition and the associated funding freeze, just when it is needed most, said UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini.

  4. Climate and conflict collide on the high seas: UN warns of soaring costs and delays

    - UN News

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    Attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea coupled with wider geopolitical and climate-related crises, are upending international trade, inflating costs and causing major delays, the UN’s trade and development body said on Thursday.

  5. Independent review group on UNRWA may request Gaza visit

    - UN News

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    Researchers have been deployed to the Middle East and requests issued to meet with Israel officials, said the head of an independent team reviewing the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, briefing reporters at UN Headquarters on Thursday.

  6. 'Shocking, unsustainable and desperate' situation in Gaza, warns UN Special Coordinator

    - UN News

    The Security Council is meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on the situation in the Gaza Strip, wracked by months of unrelenting war, and tensions spilling into the wider Middle East region.

  7. Ukraine: Report reveals war’s long-term impact which will be felt ‘for generations’

    - UN News

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, entering its third year, has exacted a “horrific human cost”, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians that will be felt “for generations”, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Thursday.

  8. Cambodia's Declining Fish Catch: Can the Tide Be Reversed?

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPONG KHLEANG, Cambodia, Feb 21 (IPS) - Living in a floating village means embracing the rhythm of the ever-changing water. As I stroll through Kampong Khleang, flanked by wooden stilt houses lining sandy streets, I witness daily life unfolding.  Alongside staircases, people prepare meals or run their little shops.

  9. New Anti-Rape Crisis Centre Brings Hope for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Pakistan

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 21 (IPS) - Medical experts and women's rights activists are pinning hopes on the establishment of an anti-rape crisis centre for the provision of medical and legal aid to victims of sexual assaults in a timely manner will ensure convictions.

  10. Stories from the UN Archive: Dawn at UN Headquarters

    - UN News

    In 1951, the UN Secretariat opened for business. The slender 39-storey office tower has become the iconic symbol of the United Nations, so we dove into our archives for a look at the world’s meeting place that has grown alongside New York’s ever-changing skyline over the past seven decades.

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