Источник
Global perspective, human stories
Выбор редакции
19 июля, 08:00

FROM THE FIELD: Weather reports come to aid of Uganda’s farmers

  • 0

Farmers in Uganda are keeping their crop yields high, thanks to improved weather data supplied by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)-backed push to modernize climate monitoring systems.

Выбор редакции
17 июля, 00:44

Sand and dust storms, a 'human well-being' issue, says high level panel

  • 0

From higher morbidity and mortality rates to reduced economic growth, the impact of sand and dust storms can be major, especially for lower-income nations and vulnerable communities. However, with stronger collaboration and improved information-sharing, much of the risk could be managed and mitigated, a UN meeting heard on Monday.

Выбор редакции
16 июля, 23:24

Progress has been made, but 'not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs': UN ECOSOC President

  • 0

One week after zeroing-in on how to build sustainable, resilient societies, key players from around the world debated on Monday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, how to keep up the momentum to turn the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into a reality.

Выбор редакции
09 июля, 22:50

New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger

  • 0

The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry.

Выбор редакции
07 июля, 21:28

International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production and consumption

Each year on the first Saturday in July, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives – successful businesses based on ethical values and principles. This year, the Day focuses on the theme “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.” 

Выбор редакции
04 июля, 00:12

Poorer countries set to be 'increasingly dependent' on food imports, says UN food agency report

  • 0

Poorer countries with rising populations and scarce natural resources are likely to be “increasingly dependent” on imports to feed their people, according to an annual report jointly compiled by the United Nations food agency, launched on Tuesday.

Выбор редакции
29 июня, 23:34

FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

  • 0

Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Выбор редакции
28 июня, 18:06

‘Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency

  • 0

A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work.

Выбор редакции
26 июня, 01:25

UN spotlights wellbeing of seafarers on International Day

  • 0

Highlighting the challenges – both physical and mental – faced by seafarers on their voyages, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for greater attention to ensuring their wellbeing.

Выбор редакции
25 июня, 19:42

New UN-supported farming app is cream of crop in tackling Sahel pest

  • 0

Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have a new digital weapon in their agricultural armoury to take on the Fall Armyworm – a crop pest that’s threatening the food security of 300 million people – the United Nations said on Monday.

Выбор редакции
16 июня, 08:30

Much more than a ‘lifeline’ for millions of households, remittances can spur global growth, says UN agency

  • 0

Not only are remittances a “critical lifeline” for millions globally, the direct benefits of money sent home by migrant workers touch the lives of one in every seven persons on the planet – over one billion people, the United Nations rural development agency has said.  

Выбор редакции
15 июня, 21:20

Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency

  • 0

Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become more resilient against droughts, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.