News

News

Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.

Dress the world in wood, UN says in its ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative

The fashion industry is valued upward of 2.5 trillion dollars, and employs some 75 million people globally – so it makes good sense to shift textile p…

UN Forum examines three pillars of 2030 Global Goals

The first week of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded on Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, wit…

Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals…

UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’

Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development …

Health conditions for citizens of Yemen’s key port city ‘remain critical’ says UN agency

Even before the escalation of conflict in Hudaydah, conditions in Yemen’s port city were some of “the most dire in the country,” according to the Unit…

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

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…

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…

Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report

Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global …

UN chief calls for ‘solidarity, compassion and action’ on World Refugee Day

With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution — roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand— the head of th…

UN chief hails ‘very important role’ of Human Rights Council, as US withdraws, citing alleged bias

In response to the withdrawal of the United States on Tuesday from the United Nations body which is designed to promote and protect human rights aroun…

For video game addiction, now read official ‘gaming disorder’: World Health Organization

The UN health agency has for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual, release…