From commitments to action for nature: UNESCO at the UN Environment Assembly
During the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA52 in Nairobi Kenya Ms Shamila NairBedouelle Assistant DirectorGeneral for Natural Sciences of UNESCO reaffirmed the Organizations headline commitment at a side event on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration from commitments to action for nature on 28 February 2022
New Zealand, India, Ecuador and Colombia enhance their tsunami readiness
With sea level rise increasing the risk posed by tsunamis and other marine hazards countries around the globe are taking steps to protect their populations These efforts are coordinated through UNESCOs Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOCUNESCO
The huge power in every woman and every little girl to transform ocean science and conservation
Kerstin Forsberg the founder and Director of Planeta Océano discusses the importance of marine conservation illustrating our dependence on the ocean and how we can contribute to its sustainability She started this nonprofit organisation focused on empowering communities in marine conservation as she completed her undergraduate studies in biology In 2018 she featured in TIMEs Next Generation of Leaders for her work in protecting giant manta rays in Peru and was among Fortune Worlds 50 Greatest Leaders 2019 Kerstin Forsberg won the Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2016 and other several international and local awards More so she is an Ashoka fellow and recognised as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Agreement signed between UNESCO and the Government of Japan for the commencement of the project: “Strengthening Disaster Prevention Approaches in Eastern Africa”.
On Tuesday 2nd March 2020 UNESCO and the Government of Japan officially signed the agreement for the commencement of the project Strengthening Disaster Prevention Approaches in Eastern Africa By providing substantial funding support the Government of Japan has again demonstrated their commitment to UNESCO and the humanitarian and development needs of Africa