In lieu of Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, the United Nations have emphasized the need for environmental and climate literacy to save the planet.
As the International Day of Happiness rolls around, the annual World Happiness Report is released by the United Nations with Norway topping the list followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.
Known as the first city in the world to be awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Status in the urban cultural landscape category, Rio de Janeiro officially enters UN's list of world heritage sites after four years.
More than 190 countries have joined once again to show that the historical Paris Agreement on Climate Change will continue to push through despite potential roadblocks to be imposed by president-elect Donald Trump.
The new US President-elect Donald Trump planning on quitting from the Paris Climate agreement, and it seems that he's keen on finding the quickest way to do it. However, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes that Trump will soon understand the gravity of climate change.
According to a former president, the United States pulling out of the Paris climate agreement will make the rest of the world vulnerable to the effects of climate change and will make U.S. a “rogue” nation.
According to scientists, the Trump presidency could bring the Earth closer to global warming of over seven degrees Celsius within a lifetime, which could mean “game over” for the Earth’s climate.
A recent study from the United Nations showed that robot labor has been taking over majority of industry jobs worldwide. This trend can continue and eventually lead to a human society where robots do all work.
After the landmark Paris Agreement entered into force, the world gathered in Morocco for the first meeting under the pact to iron out implementation details for participating countries.
The 2015 Paris Agreement was made last December. But it was only this November that the agreement officially entered into force, and nations are starting to put together plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
While in the midst of the Habitat III conference in Ecuador, world leaders are expected to reach consensus on a 20 year urban development plan termed "New Urban Agenda." The 24-page document will be discussed among the presidents, vice presidents and ministers of the attending UN state members which will hopefully lead to sustainable cities in the future.
The space nation, dubbed as "Asgardia," will serve as a sovereign nation capable of protecting the people on Earth and promoting peace in space.
The World Health Organization has urged countries to raise the tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The WHO believes that lowering consumption of sodas, sports drinks, juices, etc., is an effective way to minimize obesity and diabetes cases.
The United Nations’ first-ever space mission is set to launch into low-Earth orbit in 2021 aboard the Dream Chaser spacecraft.