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25 Landmark Resolutions to Drive Sustainability Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement at UN Environment Assembly

NAIROBI, Kenya, 27 May 2016 / PRN Africa / — The world’s environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on late Friday, passed far reaching decisions on issues such as marine litter, the illegal trade in wildlife, air pollution, chemicals and waste, and sustainable consumption and

Zimbabwe Tourism in Remarkable Recovery: Dr Walter Mzembi

Zimbabwe’s tourism is now leading in sectoral growth with 11 percent contribution to Gross Domestic Product, displaying remarkable recovery, says Dr Mzembi, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, and Southern African Development Community endorsed candidate for the position of UNWTO Secretary General that falls vacant in 2017. Minister Mzembi

UN Report: The Earth is not flat – it is urban

While cities have emerged over the past 20 years as the world’s economic platforms for production and innovation, helping millions escape poverty through better jobs and improved quality of life, mass urbanization has also led to overcrowding, deepened inequalities and triggered a raft of environmental and health challenges, according to a new United Nations report.

UN WHO: Zika on doorstep of Africa

The United Nations health agency today confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly in South America. The virus was most likely imported from Brazil, according to a

UN chief: Saddened by EgyptAir flight crash

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply saddened” by the crash of EgyptAir’s flight MS804 yesterday, his spokesman said today in a statement. According to preliminary reports, 66 people were on board the Paris-to-Cairo flight crossing the Mediterranean Sea. “He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the governments and

Another African country welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms

The African tourism world became larger and more beautiful for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) travelers. After President & CEO David Scowsill of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) was a speaker at the recently concluded International Gay Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Summit in South Africa, after South African Minister of Tourism The Honourable Mr Derek

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