Colombia: Killing of rights defenders, social leaders, ex-fighters, most serious threat to peace

The killing of former combatants, human rights defenders and social leaders of communities devastated by decades of conflict, remains the most serious threat to peace in Colombia since the signing of a landmark peace agreement in 2016, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, meeting in-person at UN Headquarters in New York, for the first time in four months.

New Carbon Footprint Calculator to Support Climate Action

Today marks the launch of the 2030 calculator, an innovative climate footprint calculator that will help consumers, manufacturers and brands alike understand the climate impact of consumer goods. The development of this application has been led by the Swedish Fin-Tech Doconomy as part of a wider partnership with UN Climate Change to increase awareness among stakeholders of the climate impact of their actions.

LA EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL EN LA NUEVA NORMALIDAD

A pesar del interés, medidas y campañas de educación ambiental que se han implementado en el país desde los años setenta, es evidente que hay mucho camino por delante. El análisis FODA dentro de la Estrategia de educación ambiental para la sustentabilidad en México 2006-2014 de la SEMARNAT, ya identificaba a la educación ambiental como un campo no prioritario en el contexto de las políticas educativas nacionales, con participación limitada de actores estratégicos, ausencia de financiamiento significativo y docentes con preparación limitada en el tema. Aspectos que siguen latentes casi quince años después.

UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) said that it «deeply regrets the decision» made «without prior discussion», having earlier in the day called on the State to abide by its “legal commitments and obligations” in accordance with it’s status as a museum, on the World Heritage List.

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