Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on this issue in Cancun, Mexico.
1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed annually as World AIDS Day. “The world has made tremendous [...]
Bangkok, 1 December – Stable economic conditions, reported in the second half of 2016, can provide an opportunity to internalize the economic, social, environmental and governance dimensions of sustainable development in a comprehensive manner, highlighted a United Nations report. The year-end update of the Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2016, which [...]