There hasn’t been this much CO2 in the air in 3 million years. We have to stop, UN warns

Uh-oh.

The UN calls for an end on the War on Drugs and “prevention and treatment” as a replacement

It just doesn’t work.

The UN expects Earth’s 10 billionth inhabitant sometime in the early 2050s

We are legion!

Access to Internet is a basic human right, the UN decides

It’s a great day for the Internet but we’re still just shy of a decisive ruling.

COP21 Live Blog: Day 11

Live updates and recent developments from COP21, in Paris — Day 11.

COP21 Live Blog: Day 10

Live updates and recent developments from COP21, in Paris — Day 10.

COP21 Live Blog: Day 9

Live updates and recent developments from COP 21, Paris — Day 9.

Pregnancy related deaths down by half in the last 25 years

Between reports of melting icecaps, starving polar bears and reports of food shortages, it’s easy to become pessimistic about life. But it’s not all bad, as a recently released report by the UN, published in The Lancet, shows how pregnancy-related deaths have fallen almost by half in the past 25 years.

UN: fewer hungry people worldwide, but still a long way to go

The number of hungry people worldwide has dropped to 800 million, down from a billion more than a quarter century ago. Progress in Latin America and East Asia accounts for the massive reduction in the number of undernourished people, but the UN warns there are still many challenges that need to be overcome if world hunger is to end by 2030. The report proposes rich countries divert more of their resources to poorer environments, while vulnerable countries need to invest more in social protection schemes, incentives for rural areas and promote peace in conflict ridden countries like those in Africa.  Sub-Saharan Africa still has the highest level of undernourishment in the world – almost one in four people there do not have access to enough food.

Ecuador will receive 3.6 billion $ not to drill for oil in a historic pact

The race for oil drilling is tougher than ever, and the effects are quite often extremely damaging for the environment (I’m sure pretty much everybody knows about the BP oil spill already). However, the UN has come up with an initiative, the first of its kind, that promises to protect at least a handful of special environments. Such is the

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

Her name is Severn Suzuki, and here you have one of perhaps the most impressive speeches of all time, delivered by her (only a 12 year old at the time) at a UN meeting, at the Earth Summit in 1992. [After 5 minutes] An incredible story Severn Suzuki was born in a remarkable family, with her mother being a writer,