environment

DPRK drought affecting food production: FAO

Food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been severely damaged by the worst drought in the country since 2001, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday.

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UN and Africa: focus on CAR children, SEED awards and hunger across East Africa

Children increasingly bear brunt of CAR violence amid mass displacement

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Solar energy and GPS bringing education to Nigeria's nomad children

There is much the world can learn from nomadic cultures, according to a man who is using solar energy, GPS technology and virtual reality to bring education to children in Fulani communities in northwest Nigeria.

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“Smart tech” used to teach Sudan’s former child soldiers

An innovative project that has given former child soldiers access to education in Sudan shows the value of embracing technology for sustainable development, the UN said on Thursday.

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“Improvements are astonishing” in “very poor” region of Tajikistan

“Astonishing” improvements came about when five UN agencies joined forces in an integrated manner to help transform one impoverished valley in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.

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“Revitalized” partnership for Sustainable Development “is needed”

A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed.

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Science “has answers” to rising sea level threat

Many of the world’s biggest cities are exposed to rising sea levels but scientists and Mayors can work together to protect millions of people from the threat, climate experts said on Friday.

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UN adds Historic Centre of Vienna to list of endangered sites

The Historic Centre of Vienna has been added to the list of World Heritage in Danger because of a planned high-rise building, the UN announced on Thursday.

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SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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“Coral nerd” biologist highlights reefs at risk

Perhaps the most surprising thing about self-proclaimed “coral nerd” Zack Rago, is that he grew up in the land-locked US state of Colorado.

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