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Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

Photo:A close-up on hands as skilled health worker takes the blood pressure of a patient.

19 October 2017
Global leaders have pledged...

Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education

October 17, 2017

(Kabul) – Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in rece...

Latin America and the Caribbean commit with #BeatPollution efforts

Bogotá, 13 October 2017

The Latin American and Caribbean States reaffirmed today in Bogotá, Colombia, their commitment with a free-pollution...

Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Pågan, Tinian Training

October 13, 2017

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. District Judge Ramona Manglona refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging U.S. Navy p...

Breeding failure of a colony of nearly 20,000 Adélie penguins highlights need for urgent protections of Antarctic waters

13 October 2017

A colony of over 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Terre Adélie, Antarctica, suffered a catastrophic breeding failure at th...

Animal Welfare Institute Announces 2017 Christine Stevens Wildlife Award Winners

October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the 2017 winners of its Christine Stevens Wildlife Award....

Dakota Access Pipeline to Remain Operational, For Now

October 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal judge ruled that the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) can continue operating pending an en...

Vaquita Advocates Welcome Trader Joe’s Decision to Stop Buying Mexican Shrimp

October 11, 2017

Monrovia, CA —Conservation organizations announced today that Trader Joe’s has declared it will stop buying shrimp from Mex...

Latin America and Caribbean falling off ‘zero hunger’ path towards 2030 – UN report

Photo:Agriculture workers on a strawberry farm in Argentina.

12 October 2017
The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in L...

Cutting greenhouse gases, reducing disaster risk, vital for sustainable development – UN envoy

Photo:Coping with severe floods in Pakistan.

11 October 2017
A new United Nations report has underscored the importance of a “risk-in...