UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions

The current tensions across the Middle East and Gulf region and their potential implications for cultural heritage sites were the focus of a meeting on Monday between the head of the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, and a senior diplomat from Iran. 

Nature ‘one of most effective ways’ of combatting climate change

Nature is “one of the most effective ways” of combatting climate change and should be part of every country’s climate strategy according to the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen. 

UN says Europe must do more to halt species loss by shielding nature-rich farmlands

With funding erratic and countermeasures seemingly random the European Union (EU) will miss its goal of halting species loss by 2010 unless it does more to prevent the decline of its most nature-rich areas of farmland, the United Nations environmental agency warned today.