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  • RSPO Commits to Orangutan Crisis via GRASP...

    An estimated 70,000 orangutans remain in the wild, but the majority are found on Borneo. The fires shattered already fragmented populations and left orangutan rehabilitation centers overwhelmed by...

    'Whole System' Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting...

    Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel...

    "The Eyes of the World are on Paris"...

    COP21 Opening Ceremony...

    The World Mourns One of its Greats: Maurice Strong Dies, His Legacy Lives On...

    Maurice Strong was a visionary and a pioneer of global sustainable development....

    UNEP Research Presented at World Forum on Natural Capital Finds Economic, Social Benefits from...

    The project has developed a tool for mainstreaming ecosystem service valuation that helps understand (and measure) the impact of policies on natural asset wealth....

  • Lima Call for Climate Action Puts World on Track to Paris 2015

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

    New Portal Highlights City and Private Sector Climate Action

    A way to increase the visibility of the wealth of climate action by cities, regions, companies and investors was launched today by the government of Peru.

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima.

    Winners of United Nations Climate Change Awards Honoured in Lima

    Delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a gala event.

    Forest Announcements Pave Way for Climate Action

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, a group of five countries has taken steps towards improved national and global forest action.

  • UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities

    Johannesburg, 30 November 2015—Cities have a primary role to play to Fast-Track the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030 says report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS. Ending the AIDS epidemic: the advantage of cities was presented at the Africities Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit, held every three years, marks a critical time […]

    Pope Francis gives thumbs to Habitat III

    Nairobi, 27 November 2015—On a visit to the United Nations compound on Thursday, Pope Francis gave an endorsement to the Habitat-III Conference, planned for Quito in October 2016, saying it could be a significant occasion for identifying ways of responding pressing urbanisation challenges. The pontiff set aside a special session where he addressed members of […]

    UN-Habitat supports ICT infrastructure in Somaliland

    Hargeisa, 27 November 2015– Through the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery, UN-Habitat is supporting the implementation of a Financial Management Information System (FMIS) in Somaliland. FMIS is a World Bank–supported automation solution that enables governments to plan, execute, and monitor their budget by assisting in the prioritization, execution, and reporting […]

    Combating The Growth of Sprawl and The Decline of Healthy Public Space Systems

    New research is demonstrating the critical importance of urban form in high variations of greenhouse gas emissions per capita, and the urgent need to manage the proliferation of high-emissions urban forms including urban sprawl. In this challenge the quantity and quality of public space plays a central role. Indeed, public space systems – connected networks […]

    UN-Habitat and ISOCARP launch a magazine focused on West Bank and Palestine

    Ramallah, 25 November 2015—UN-Habitat and the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) have joined forces with local and national partners to elaborate a series of spatial visions for the heartland of the West Bank region which includes East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Jericho. Consequently, UN-Habitat and ISOCARP on Tuesday launched the result of […]

  • Russia’s Kamaz Trucks Donated To Support WFP Operations In DRC

    The Government of the Russian Federation has donated 30 KAMAZ trucks to the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate food deliveries and distributions to vulnerable people and the provision of services to humanitarian partners in hard-to-reach and crisis-hit areas.

    Orange The World: United To End Violence Against Women

    Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. 

    South Sudan: 'We Don't Know What They're Fighting For'

    The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.

    10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Mali

    Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

    VoucherChef: Byrek me Gjizë

    Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of those who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.