Botswana's Government must step up efforts to tackle the challenges faced by many indigenous communities, such as land rights, according to a new report by a United Nations independent expert.
On 17 February 2010, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Cameroon reported three cases of Yellow Fever in Banjoun and Fantun districts of the country's Western Region.
With often preventable, non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory illness accounting for 60 per cent of all global deaths, experts from around the world gathered at a United Nations forum today to draw up plans to reverse the trend.
There is evidence of growing global support for the eventual elimination of the death penalty, a senior United Nations official stated today, while acknowledging that abolishing this practice is a difficult and sensitive process for many societies.
A senior United Nations human rights official today called on international troops fighting militants in Afghanistan to follow directives designed to guard against civilian deaths, drawing particular attention to the plight of children caught up in the conflict.
Slavery is an abhorrent practice that still needs to be eradicated in many parts of the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed, noting that one way to pursue this goal is by remembering the past and using its lessons to ensure that such crimes never occur again.
The Department of Environmental Protection in seeking public comment on a revised draft of its air quality plan approval for Adams County-based Tucker Industrial Liquid Coatings. The company began ...
The Department of Environmental Protection has approved the first phase in its evaluation of the proposed Sandy Run Landfill expansion in Broad Top Township, Bedford County. By approving the environmental ...
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it is acting immediately to plug an abandoned oil well that is releasing natural gas into the air near a residential neighborhood in Moon ...
A well-established financial management firm with a successful track record of investing in green technologies and sustainable forms of energy has been chosen to manage Pennsylvania’s new Green ...
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is helping to save the iconic Siberian Crane - a critically endangered species, numbering between just 3,000 and 3,500 - by stabilizing its flight path used for annual migration.
The window of opportunity to preserve the Earth's natural capital is diminishing rapidly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated today, highlighting the need for improved international governance to close the gap between aspirations for environmental sustainability and real-life achievements.
The wind turbine that Louis Solis and Jose Santistevan fashioned in about 20 minutes promptly registered a 5.1 on the voltage meter in their Denver West High School classroom, tops in the class.But Solis and Santistevan, both 17-year-old juniors, were determined they could do better. So, they bent…
Nearly 58,000 farming households in Sri Lanka are expected to benefit from a United Nations-funded programme designed to improve their livelihoods, boost their incomes and enhance their participation in the marketing and selling of their products.
More than 7 million people in Niger, which last week saw its Government overthrown in a coup d'état, are facing food insecurity, the United Nations health agency warned today.
While praising the significant progress made in strengthening regional cooperation and in pursuing greater economic and social integration among Latin American and Caribbean countries, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a United Nations-backed meeting that now is the time to mobilize further action.
The head of the United Nations agency leading the global effort against HIV and AIDS has commended the Nigerian Government for its progressive policies, while calling for greater efforts to tackle the epidemic and set an example for the rest of Africa.
An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern over Albanian society's widespread acceptance of settling personal scores through deadly violence and prevalence of violence in the home.
Nations must make more aggressive pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid global temperatures rising by 2 degrees Celsius and prevent the worst possible effects of climate change, warned the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report released today.
A pair of grassroots initiatives bringing environmentally friendly stoves and rechargeable lighting to remote communities in several countries are the recipients of this year's prestigious Sasakawa Prize, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.