By turning off their lights for one hour tonight, people around the world can take a stand and inspire the action needed to tackle climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.
As of 21 March 2010, worldwide more than 213 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 16,931 deaths.
Speaking out against violations of fundamental freedoms of the people of Myanmar, the United Nations Human Rights Council today called on the Asian nation's Government to ensure that polls slated for later this year – the first in two decades – are free and transparent.
Vietnamese experts will assist Chad enhance its food security by helping to improve irrigation for rice growing and boosting cereal production under a new scheme backed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Astra Foods Inc. will pay $35,000 in civil penalties for Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law violations that included grease discharges into the state’s waterways from its facility in Upper Darby Township, ...
The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) today expressed its continued concern over the deaths of three alleged female poachers - including a 12-year-old child - at a national park in the country's far west, calling on authorities to carry out investigations with the full…
The United Nations human rights office in Afghanistan today called for the repeal of a controversial amnesty law in the Asian country, saying that it green-lights impunity for serious crimes and continued rights violations.
The United Nations Human Rights Council today, echoing the General Assembly, called on the Israeli Government and the Palestinian side to carry out independent and credible investigations into the deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip that ended early last year.
The rate of deforestation has slowed over the last 10 years, but each year an area roughly the size of Costa Rica is still destroyed, according to a comprehensive forest review released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Gorillas could disappear from large parts of the Greater Congo Basin in central Africa by the mid-2020s unless urgent action is taken to safeguard their habitats and counter poaching, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL warned today.
The first decade of the new millennium was the warmest on record, the United Nations weather monitoring agency has announced.