Development

GraphoGame: Finnish app fighting illiteracy

GraphoGame, a game supporting children in learning and developing their mother tongue, is the first Finnish company to receive the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy...

GDP should not be the only criteria for aid

Small island developing states are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Although not all of them are among the world´s poorest, they need help to...

UN Secretary-General worried about proposed cuts in Norway´s aid budget

The UN Secretary-General and the Norwegian Prime Minister had a telephone conversation last night. The Secretary-General António Guterres raised the Norwegian government´s proposal of...

UN Newsfeed

Poorer teenagers face higher risks of obesity

A  new WHO/Europe report finds alarming disparities in diet, exercise, and weight among adolescents from different socio-economic backgrounds. The new report reveals alarming disparities in...

5 reasons why we need multilateralism for global peace...

“Multilateralism is more vital than ever: To bring peace. To protect the planet. To end hunger. To build guardrails for new technologies”, the UN...

Textile industry: how can we make it more sustainable?

Textiles are central to tackling the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.  "Each year, the textile sector is estimated to be...

UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: May 2024

monthly issue of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter featuring new UN websites and publications

World Migratory Bird Day 2024: Protect Insects to Protect...

For the first time, the upcoming World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on insects’ importance to migratory birds and highlight concerns...

World Press Freedom Day: Reporting on the environment, an...

In its new report "Press and Planet in Danger", published on 3 May to mark World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO reveals that 70% of environmental...

World Press Freedom Day 2024: Journalism in the face...

The climate and biodiversity crises have far-reaching effects, not only on the environment and ecosystems but also on billions of people around the world...

High-Level Preparatory Meeting for COP29: Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2024...

This year’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) from 25-26 April 2024 held in Berlin, Germany focuses on the preparations for COP29 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku...