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  • Hooray for Paris! And now we can get on with addressing climate change...

    Hooray for Paris! And now we can get on with addressing climate change...

    Like many, I`m happy to see the Paris Agreement signed. It`s much like the UN itself: inspiring and necessary, but reliant on the will of the member nations to be meaningful. It`s an Agreement that facilitates and sets the framework, ...

  • $5 Billion Africa Plan Launched at Climate Summit

    $5 Billion Africa Plan Launched at Climate Summit

    The United Nations and partners launched a $5 billion initiative yesterday to expand renewable energy capacity in Africa. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the climate change conference (COP21) in Paris stating that saving energy is a ...

  • Paris COP21/ CMP11 – 30th November – 11th December

    Paris COP21/ CMP11 – 30th November – 11th December

    Next week sees the start of COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. For the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a legally binding and universal agreement on climate will hopefully be achieved, with the aim of keeping ...

  • World Toilet Day - 19th November

    World Toilet Day - 19th November

    The World Toilet Organisation (WTO) was formed in 2001 to improve toilets in the developing world. 2.3 billion people (around one in three of the world`s population) don`t have a safe, clean or private toilet. Described as the ‘silent’ ...

  • WHO Launches Country Profiles to Help Action on Health and Climate Change

    WHO Launches Country Profiles to Help Action on Health and Climate Change

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a series of Climate Change and Health Country Profiles to show a single snapshot of up-to-date information about the current and future impacts of climate change on human health. The first 14 ...

  • Climate change carries no passport and knows no national borders

    Climate change carries no passport and knows no national borders

    In a briefing this week, during an informal meeting of the General Assembly to discuss COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in ...

  • Online Product Seminar

    Online Product Seminar

    DELAGUA ONLINE PRODUCT SEMINAR Tune in to our LIVE product demonstration on Wednesday 11thNovember at 2pm, via Google Hangouts. We will be exhibiting: Hanna Instruments HI-98129 – A waterproof tester that offers high accuracy ...

  • The EU is on Track to Cut Emissions by 23% before COP21 States New Report

    The EU is on Track to Cut Emissions by 23% before COP21 States New Report

      The European Union has a target to cut emissions by 20% before 2020 and member states are already achieving and exceeding this goal. EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, said, “We have shown ...

  • Four Ways to Reduce Health Risks from Climate Pollutants

    Four Ways to Reduce Health Risks from Climate Pollutants

    The World Health Organisation and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants have produced a report outlining the urgent need to reduce emissions of black carbon, ozone, methane and carbon dioxide, which all ...

  • Global Event Turns the World ‘UN Blue’ to Mark 70th Anniversary of United Nations

    Global Event Turns the World ‘UN Blue’ to Mark 70th Anniversary of United Nations

    Ahead of UN Day on the 24th October, the United Nations has announced a list of around 200 landmarks, buildings, museums and other iconic monuments that will be lit up blue – the official colour of the organisation – as part of its ...

  • World Humanitarian Summit

    World Humanitarian Summit

    The global consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit is being held from 14-16th October in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and managed by UN OCHA. The ...

  • Africa Week, 12-16th October

    Africa Week, 12-16th October

    The theme for 2015 is “Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Moving from Aspirations to Reality” in the context of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The Office of the Special Adviser on ...

  • International Day of Rural Women 2015

    International Day of Rural Women 2015

    Every year, this officially recognised UN day provides rural women the recognition they deserve. International Day of Rural Women was established during the 4th UN World Conference on Women in Beijing 1995 and an educational campaign has been ...

  • UN publishes streamlined draft ahead of Paris climate change deal

    UN publishes streamlined draft ahead of Paris climate change deal

    A new, shorter draft of the global pact to fight climate change for the summit at the end of this year, has been released. The deal has been collaborated by 195 nations and will take effect from 2020, when current commitments run out. It will be ...

  • Jonathan Banks DelAgua Images to be showcased in Sony Photography Awards Travelling Display

    Jonathan Banks DelAgua Images to be showcased in Sony Photography Awards Travelling Display

    A series of Jonathan Banks’ images, taken of the DelAgua Rwanda project last year, will be displayed in the Norma Aeroporto di Catania, Italy. These photographs were shortlisted for the Professional Campaign category of the Sony World ...

  • The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    The United Nations general assembly for determining a new sustainability agenda, commenced in New York today. Member states will formally adopt the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 accompanying targets resulting from the largest ...

  • International Day of Peace

    International Day of Peace

         International Day of Peace A day devoted to international peace was declared in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme for this year is “Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All”, a ...

  • World Water Monitoring Day

    World Water Monitoring Day

    Established in 2003, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is a global educational outreach programme designed to increase involvement in protecting water resources across the globe. The day promotes citizens to carry out basic water testing in local ...

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER – 16TH SEPTEMBER This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘30 ...

  • UNICEF and Global Goals Launch ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ on Sustainable Development

    UNICEF and Global Goals Launch ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ on Sustainable Development

    UNICEF and the Global Goals campaign have launched the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’, an initiative to teach children about the new Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this month. The ...