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    DEWA promotes best practices, success stories on the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network website

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced sharing its best practices and success stories in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s 2030 through an initiative entitled “SDG Action,” WAM states. This step underlines its global excellence and continuous efforts to achieve the wise leadership vision to build a more sustainable environment as well as […]

    Over the past 50 years, more than two million people have died due to climate change on the planet – the United Nations
    04 Jan 2022

    Over the years, natural disasters have damaged the world economy by $ 3.64 trillion. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the number of weather-related natural disasters has increased fivefold over the past 50 years. Scientists say that natural disasters have become more frequent due to climate change and more extreme weather conditions. However, deaths due […]

    Russia vetoed UN Security Council resolution linking climate crisis to international peace
    15 Dec 2021

    Russia has vetoed a first-of-its-kind UN security council resolution casting the climate crisis as a threat to international peace and security. Associated Press in New York reports that this vote sank a years-long effort to make global heating more central to decision-making in the UN’s most powerful body. The resolution proposed that the climate crisis […]

    Let’s celebrate International Mountain Day

    International Mountain Day, held each year on 11 December, was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains. December 11, “International Mountain Day”, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly “encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that […]

    International Volunteer Day: Inspiration in Action

    UNV coordinates International Volunteer Day on 5 December every year to recognize and promote the tireless work, not just of UN Volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe. Every day, volunteers dedicate time and effort to ensure the inclusion of those often left behind, drive climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Volunteerism […]

    193 countries adopt the first global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    All the nations members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on November 23 a historical text that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the healthy development of AI. Artificial intelligence is present in everyday life, from booking flights and applying for loans to steering driverless cars. It is […]

    UAE to host ‘Global Prosperity Conference’ on 24th November

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Monday announced that it would host the Global Prosperity Conference to explore the role of start-ups, disruptive business models, and digital innovations to support the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and drive global good, WAM reports. Reinforcing the importance of technology as a […]

    U.N. climate agreement clinched after late drama over coal
    15 Nov 2021

    U.N. climate talks ended Saturday with a deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, even as coal-reliant countries lobbed last-minute objections. While the agreement won applause for keeping alive the hope of capping global warming at 1.5° C, many of the nearly 200 national delegations wished […]

    UNWTO, partners support the creation of UN fund for the climate neutrality of tourism
    15 Nov 2021

    Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP26, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Panama, and the business group NOAH agreed to work together to implement the United Nations Fund for Climate Neutrality of Tourism. The Fund represents an innovative financing instrument promoted by UNWTO to respond to threats […]

    Madagascar: Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine
    09 Nov 2021

    More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate […]