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World Book and Copyright Day 2019: A Celebration of Indigenous Languages
By admin April 23, 2019

“In these turbulent times, books embody the diversity of human ingenuity, giving shape to the wealth of human experience, expressing the search for meaning and expression we all share, that drive all societies forward. Books help weave humanity together as a single family, holding a past in common, a history and heritage, to craft a

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Fall Armyworm and Global Food Security: Why should we be concerned?
By admin August 21, 2018

Since its outbreak in Nigeria in 2016, the Fall Armyworm has spread precipitously across sub-Saharan Africa and has extended to India.  The Fall Armyworm (FAW), or Spodoptera frugiperda is an insect that is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. In its larva stage, it can cause significant damage to crops, if not meticulously

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Lessons from the pitfalls of MDG 2.
By admin August 7, 2018

In a significant number of developing countries, few children graduate from secondary school, and a majority do not finish primary school. According to UNICEF, 59 million children are missing out on primary school education, 13 million children are not in school because of conflicts in the MENA region, and 22% of primary school age children

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The Poverty-Environment-Development Nexus: Implications for Sustainable Development
By admin July 3, 2018

The Poverty-Environment Initiative, a global UN enterprise that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages, has produced exciting new knowledge drawn from the last ten years of specific UN interventions in 23 countries in Africa, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. The term ‘poverty-environment-development nexus’ refers to the mutually inclusive linkages

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How Resource Effenciency Could Finance Ambitious Climate Action
By admin March 31, 2017

Photo by Anthony Ingram The International Resource Panel, a group of experts in natural resource management hosted by the UN Environment, published a report earlier this month demonstrating how using our natural resources more efficiently would allow an annual economic benefit of up to $2 trillion per year by 2050. The Group of Seven (G7)

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Crisis in Somalia
By admin March 21, 2017

Somalia is on the brink of catastrophic disaster. More than half of Somalia’s population is in need of food assistance –over 6 million people, according to UN’s recent figures. With the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, lingering around the country, they block the roads leaving “no access for food aid.” The Somali people have been “neglected” from

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International Youth Day: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production
By admin August 12, 2016

Today marks International Youth Day, an awareness day officially designated by the United Nations (UN) after the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth. The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicateting Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. In

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