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UN: Global population hits 7 billion on October 31

As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations sa

UN: North Korea cannot feed its people for the “foreseeable future”

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot feed its people for the “foreseeable future,” the United Nations relief chief reported today, urging the world to step up humanitarian sup

As global population nears 7 billion, UN capitalizes on new opportunities

With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations today launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the medi

UN: World cereal prices still steeply higher than last year

Cereal prices dropped slightly in the world markets in June, but were still 71 per cent higher than a year ago, with the fall attributable to improved weather conditions in Europe and the lifting of R

UN: Global population to pass 10 billion by 2100

The world’s population is projected to surge past 9 billion before 2050 and then reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century if current fertility rates continue at expected levels, according to Uni

UN: Global food prices fall, still much higher than a year...

Food prices have dropped for the first time after eight months of continuous rise, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, pointing out, however, that the prices are

A hundred rhinos on Ol Pejeta in Kenya

Last weekend, good news arrived in this correspondent’s email inbox, when the Ol Pejeta Conservancy announced that with the recent birth of another Southern White the total rhino population on the e

Saudi Arabia wants tourism to be biggest employer, SPA says

Saudi Arabia wants tourism companies and hotels to become the largest employer of the kingdom's citizens, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the secretary- general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism.