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2022 Declared International Year Of Basic Sciences For Sustainable Development

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, recognizing the role of basic research to achieve the Sustainable Development goals by 2030.

Two From Asia Win UNESCO’s Man And The Biosphere Young Scientists Awards

Two early-career scientists from Indonesia and the Philippines were recognized for their efforts to promote sustainable development in ecosystems.

UN: Asia-Pacific Unlikely To Hit Any SDG Target By 2030

A new UN report finds that many Sustainable Development Goal targets related to the environment and natural resources are registering negative trends.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Han Seung Soo

Han Seung Soo, the UN special envoy for disaster risk reduction and water, seeks to create greater awareness water-related disasters.

The UN’s Role In Haiti’s Cholera Crisis

The UN has acknowledged its role in Haiti's cholera outbreak after much denial, and detective work by researchers that traced its origin to a UN camp. How did they do it?

Clean Tech Collaboration Center For Asia-Pac Launched

The Asia-Pacific UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center aims to help developing countries in the region kickstart projects to mitigate climate change.

Beyond Food & Fuel: The Tragedy & Complexity Of Refugee Health

As the Rohingya refugee crisis continues to unfold, the international community urgently needs to come up with a stronger response than stopgap measures of providing food and fuel.

UN Law Can Help China And India Share Himalayan Waters

Joining the UN Convention on Watercourses could help China and India negotiate water sharing agreements.

South Asia Running Out Of Groundwater

Per capita water availability in South Asia has been dropping and could deepen the ongoing water crisis.

UN Conference Calls For Greater Disaster Resilience

Participants called for greater attention to be paid to insuring disaster risks and the role that scientific data could play in risk estimation.