Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?

North Korea food crisis is blamed on drought. A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)  assessment team visited had visited Unpa County, North Hwanghae Province, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in April 2019 and confirmed the deep hunger crisis that the people were facing. Similar situation was reported in 2015. Hunger crisis wasContinue reading “Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?”

Onion shortage- not this year

Onion lovers in the south-east Asia can rest assured that there will been onion shock this year. The Government of India had imposed ban on onion export in September 2019 when the prices of the bulb had crossed Rs 150 per kg in some retail markets. The government also had imposed stock limit and importedContinue reading “Onion shortage- not this year”

Savings oceans

With the ocean in deep crisis, After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN is organizing the Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal this June. The intention is to bring members of civil society, philanthropic organisations, governments and corporations together to commit to some bold actionable items. Read more here. Terraafont isContinue reading “Savings oceans”

Dam the Waters

Indonesia takes the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals seriously. The Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono claims that Indonesia’s water supply is more than adequate at 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year with 222 billion cubic meters being pumped into homes, animal farms, fisheries and irrigation and 691 billion cubic meters being used by the rest (industrial/Continue reading “Dam the Waters”

Sustainable development and slums upgradation

The combination of sustainable development and slums up gradation is rarely read together in one sentence. This is exactly what Kei Otsuki,a research associate at the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace did, highlighting the works of a number of co-culprits, which we need more of. She observes that governmental version of sustainable development is to ‘cleanContinue reading “Sustainable development and slums upgradation”

Sustainable development education

UNESCO- the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, has developed an orientation document to educate the citizens on the agency’s sustainable development goals. For them, education is both a goal in itself but also an instrument to accomplish attaining all the other SDGs. This makes a good reference manual for all concerned. However, we suspectContinue reading “Sustainable development education”

UN marks Feb 2020 as celebration of Goal 11

The United Nations is marking February 2020 as the month for celebrating Goal 11:Sustainable Cities and Communities. The United Nations his working to ensure that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place by 2030 to deal with the challenges brought by the rise of urbanization catering to 5 billion people. Follow the storyContinue reading “UN marks Feb 2020 as celebration of Goal 11”

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