News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Five Takeaways from the 2022 State of Civil Society Report

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Jun 27 (IPS) - 2022 is halfway through. It’s clear this is a year of immense disruption, mayhem and contestation. Horrendous war crimes are taking place in Ukraine.

    The conflict is spurring soaring living costs, impacting the most vulnerable people, already faced with the adverse impacts of the pandemic and extreme weather caused by climate change.

  2. Urgent Need to Enact Proposed Law to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported that about 700 teenage girls got pregnant daily over a two-month period, in this year alone. What is more is that during this period, 98 adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 contracted HIV every week in this time period

  3. Healthy Planet Needs Ocean Action from Asian and Pacific Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 27 (IPS) - As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbongovernments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region.

  4. Inclusive cities critical to post-pandemic recovery: Guterres

    - UN News

    A UN conference on transforming the world's urban areas is underway in Poland this week, which will include a dialogue on urban crisis recovery and reconstruction, centered on neighbouring Ukraine.

  5. Guterres outlines four recommendations to help us all ‘Save Our Ocean’

    - UN News

    At the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to commit and unite around the protection and preservation of our seas.

  6. Exploring the largest ocean reef restoration project in the Americas: ‘One Million Corals for Colombia’

    - UN News

    The marine treasures of Colombia are often overlooked, as the country is known more for its mountains and the colourful towns that dot its coffee region. But just below the waves, a vibrant undersea world with over a thousand square kilometres of coral reef awaits those who take the plunge.

  7. ICC at 20: Five things you should know about the International Criminal Court

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Trying the gravest crimes, involving victims, ensuring fair trials, complementing national tribunals: in its first 20 years of existence, the International Criminal Court has made notable progress in its crucial mission. 

  8. Countries urged to ‘dig deep’ and support Afghanistan in aftermath of deadly earthquake

    - UN News

    The top UN official in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for greater international support for the country, following a one-day visit to communities hit hard by the devastating earthquake on Wednesday.

  9. Youth are the generation that will help save our ocean and our future, says UN chief

    - UN News

    The world must do more to stop the dramatic decline in ocean health, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging young people gathered in Carcavelos, Portugal, for a UN Youth and Innovation Forum to step up because his generation’s leaders had moved far too slow.

  10. First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

    - UN News

    Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost.

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