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New York, With 8.5 Million People, Among Cities Heading for a Sustainable Future

Maimunah Mohd Sharif is Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme By Maimunah ...

Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosts King of Spain at WOCMES

By WAMABU DHABI, Jul 17 2018 (WAM) The Emirates Diplomatic Academy, EDA, held a networking reception in the presence of King Felipe VI of Spain at the fifth World Congress for Middle ...

Chile Has Medicine Against Desertification, But Does Not Take It

Hundreds of children, many from rural schools in the Coquimbo region, have visited the fog catchers in Cerro Grande as part of an educational programme to raise awareness among future ...

Immigration, Lot of Myths and Little Reality

The Italian Navy rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Credit: Italian Coastguard/Massimo Sestini By Roberto SavioROME, Jul 17 2018 (IPS) According to the latest statistics, ...

Fate of Rohingya Refugees Discussed by IOM Chief and Bangladesh Prime Minister

IOM DG William Swing meets new mothers from the Rohingya refugee and local communities. Photo: IOM By International Organization for MigrationDhaka/Cox’s Bazar, Jul 17 2018 (IOM) Almost ...

Q&A: Air Pollution Remains Cause for Alarm in Asia

On any given day, a pall of smog and dust hangs over Kabul’s streets. It clings to the face, burns the eyes, and stains the hands. It bathes the cars, often stuck bumper-to-bumper ...

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Must Address Migration

A view of the General Assembly Hall following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda by the UN summit convened for that purpose on 25 September 2015. Credit: UN Photo/Cia ...

Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

A coastal city, Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, is an area where people have relied on the ocean for food and employment for as long as they have lived there. An increasing number ...

DEWA begins testing turbines at 700MW M-Station

By WAMDUBAI, Jul 16 2018 (WAM) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has started testing the turbines in the M-Station expansion project in Jebel Ali, which is the newest and ...

Greening the Way for Thailand’s First Green and Smart City

The country has seen an increase in awareness for green growth from public and private sectors in recent years. Credit: Irwin Loy/IPS By Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK , Jul 16 2018 (IPS) Thailand’s ...
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