Conmemorating Black History Month at the UN

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Guest blog by Papa Dembele: My name is Papa Thiecoro Dembele from Senegal, West Africa and I am currently serving as a Public Information Assistant at the United Nations. As a result of my initiative, the Guided Tours Unit of the UN recently launched a specialized tour for Black History Month. Visitors can see:   The Security Council Chamber; Exhibits […]

Staff Stories: Why I Joined the Give Me 5! Campaign

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Many environmentalists say they are fighting to preserve the world as we know it- the trees, the plants, the animals, the Amazon, etc.  I, without a doubt, am no different.  Being in nature gives me a sense of serenity and calmness that nothing else does.  But us- within the environmental community- already know what is […]

Climate-Migration Nexus Dialogue

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The issues of climate change and forced migration (displacement) are intersecting in an ever-growing number of ways and geographical contexts. Their nexus is also tethered to every one of the SDGS: poverty and unemployment; food, housing, energy, and water insecurity; cultural, identity, sovereignty, and governance concerns. The new IDMC report from 2017 reflects that over […]

Green Digital Finance Alliance – LAUNCHED !!

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*by Simon Zadek, picture courtesy of UN Environment In Davos on the 20 January, 2017 – the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’, a ground-breaking initiative to harness digital technologies in catalyzing financing that addresses global environmental challenges, was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland by its two founders, Ant Financial Services […]