Africa: Why We Need to Save Our Oceans Now - Not Later
What if the blue fades away as seawaters become brown and coral reefs become white as marine grasslands wither and life below water vanishes? Read more »
Africa: Mixed Reactions to U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal
The United States is expected to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, prompting mixed reactions from civil society and political representatives. Read more »
Africa: Why Do International Financial Crises Happen?
International currency and financial crises have become more frequent since the 1990s, and with good reason. But the contributory factors are neither simple nor straightforward.… Read more »
Africa: How to Produce More Food With Less Damage to Soil
Massive agriculture intensification is contributing to increased deforestation, water scarcity, soil depletion and the level of greenhouse gas emission, the United Nations warns. Read more »
Africa: Genetically Engineered Crops - Fake News Disappointments
Fake news plaguing the progress of genetically engineered (GE) crops is nothing new since their first commercial cultivation 21 years ago. One of the most recent examples of fake… Read more »
Africa: Continent Drives Global Action Against Mercury Use
With a new international treaty, an increasing number of African countries are committing to phasing out mercury, a significant health and environmental hazard. Read more »
Africa: Proposed UN Pay Cuts Threaten Work Stoppage in Geneva
Facing significant reductions in US financial contributions from a politically-unpredictable Donald Trump administration, the UN Secretariat is gearing itself for a rash of… Read more »
Africa: Forty-Five Years Since Stockholm, Twenty-Five Years Since the Earth Summit and Five Years Since Rio+20
Over the past five years, I have written with a number of co-authors the history of the sustainable development movement at the global level prior to the first UN Conference on… Read more »
Africa: Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish
A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish for human consumption, the United Nations warns, adding that though… Read more »
Africa: Formalising Informal Trade - Good for African Women?
Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa-about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states,… Read more »
Africa: In a 'World of Plenty,' G7 Must Fight Famine
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Read more »
Africa: Time to Focus On 'Hidden Hunger'
As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency.… Read more »
Africa: Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition
The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU),… Read more »
Africa: Big Polluting Lobbyists May Be Forced to Declare Interests At UN Talks
Is the presence of the fossil fuel industry necessary in global climate change negotiations, or does their presence in these talks represent a conflict of interest and undermine… Read more »
Africa: Slow Growth Stalls SDGs' Progress
The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found. Read more »
Africa: Nutrition Key to Developing Africa's 'Grey Matter Infrastructure'
Developing Africa's 'grey matter infrastructure' through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Africa's sustainable development. Read more »
Africa: 'Horrific' Increase in Worldwide Displacement
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. Read more »
Africa: World to Cut Emissions With or Without Trump
In a last-ditch effort, Germany and China are trying to influence the United States not to walk away from the Paris climate change accord it signed along with 194 nations. Read more »
Africa: Reflections On 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made… Read more »
Africa: Africa and India - Sharing the Development Journey
Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic… Read more »
Africa: Mapping and Responding to Climate-Induced Migration
As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed… Read more »
Africa: Developing Nations Call for Strengthening South-South Cooperation
The Group of 77 has reiterated the urgent need for strengthening South-South cooperation for the successful implementation of one of the UN's key objectives targeted over the next… Read more »
Africa: Sexual Violence As a 'Threat to Security and Durable Peace'
Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting. Read more »
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