environmental protection

Earth Hour: ‘Make peace with nature’ – UN chief

The world began to ripple to darkness on Saturday as countries globally dimmed their lights at 8:30 pm local time for Earth Hour – an event that, according to the UN, encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour.

2021: Critical year to ‘reset our relationship with nature’ – UN chief 

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. 

News in Brief 7 September 2020

  • Alert over migrants stranded following Mediterranean rescue
  • Andaman Sea ordeal claims 30 Rohingya refugee lives
  • Call for world action over clean air and blue skies
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Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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