In the wake of findings that the ocean could contain more plastic than fish by 2050, the UN has launched the #CleanSeas campaign, aimed at securing government commitments to reducing the amount of marine litter countries introduce into the oceans mostly as plastic bags and microplastics found in personal care items. (Read more...)
The UNDP Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017. This year’s prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The deadline to submit nominations is March 8. (Read more...)
Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive--a figure not seen since World War II. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has outlined 12 forgotten crises that rarely make the headlines but urgently need support this year. (Read more...)
An estimated $265 billion a year is needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 2030, the head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said. (Read more...)
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed as the new president of Alzheimer’s Research UK. In an article written in The Times on January 25, Cameron called for more resources to be put towards dementia research, saying it “shouldn’t be so far behind” funding for cancer and stroke research. (Read more...)
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