Month: May 2017

New FAO guidelines: Sustainable agriculture practices are key to climate change adaption

    The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation has unveiled guidelines to help Governments balance the needs of increased food production and climate change adaptation. The new guidelines aim to support developing countries in making sure that the agriculture sector is both included in national climate change adaptation plans and made more resilient and sustainable. […]

2017 List of New UNESCO Global Geoparks

    Ten nominations, eight new aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks and two extensions of existing UNESCO Global Geoparks, for the period 2017-2020 were officially endorsed by the UNESCO Executive Board on May 5, 2017. UNESCO Global Geoparks are ‘single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic […]

International Yoga Day Adelaide 2017

    On a mild autumn day in the spirit of Peace and Harmony, an event was held to celebrate Harmony Day combined with the International Yoga Day. This was sponsored by the United Nations Association (SA), the UNAA Peace Program, the World Peace Flame and Dru Yoga. The mild Autumn weather and the picturesque […]

UN Envoy of International Migration’s comments on importance of changing narrative on migration

    UN Envoy Louise Arbour has observed that the narrative of migration “overwhelmingly” focuses on the “negative sides” of it and that there needs to be a greater focus on the positive impact it can have. Arbour was appointed as the Special Representative of International Migration to United States Secretary-General António Guterres in March […]

Tensions Continue to Rise with North Korea

  The UN has discussed the need to avoid armed conflict in North East Asia in a Security Council meeting convened on April 28. The chairs of the meeting, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, stated that it is the collective responsibility of the international community to avoid war […]