The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the developing world hard and Africa is no exception. As per the bulletin on Africa released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 30, 2021, the African Region recorded 49 594 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the period from 24 – 30 May 2021,Continue Reading

Marine debris is a key environmental issue at the global level and a major threat to marine and coastal biodiversity. Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment. MarineContinue Reading

Falling energy costs and earnings are putting the standard of living and way of life in jeopardy in Trinidad and Tobago. In response, the Draft National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2030 (Vision 2030) was created, which integrated the Sustainable Development Goals’ principles and objectives (SDGs). Its goal is to direct theContinue Reading

Green growth is a method of economic growth for achieving comprehensive prosperity, especially in nations severely impacted by climate change. Green growth also contributes to reforming the growth model, enhancing the economy’s resilience, and reducing humanity’s vulnerability to external shocks. Climate change, natural catastrophes, and diseases have all had aContinue Reading

The Regional Conference on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment (ROPME) is responsible for the protection and sustenance of environment and marine ecology in the coastal areas of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. ROPME is responsible for the implementation ofContinue Reading

The Philippines has set out to develop a strongly rooted, secure and comfortable lifestyle. To fulfil this endeavour, the Philippine Commission of Women has released the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) plan 2019-2025. The GEWE plan lays out broad principles for the immediate social, political and economic development ofContinue Reading

Theft, looting and illicit trafficking of cultural property is a crime. It deprives people of their history and culture, it weakens social cohesion in the long term. It fuels organized crime and contributes to the financing of terrorism. Since its founding, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Continue Reading

NAM has reiterated its concern at the global threat posed by health epidemics. In this context, NAM has called on the Member States of the United Nations to enhance their cooperation at the national, regional and international levels to confront and combat these health epidemics and has – stressed theContinue Reading

Non-Aligned Movement has focussed its attention on the health problems of the developing world as it believes that addressing them are pivotal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. One pertinent health problem is addressing Malaria. In this context, NAM has welcomedContinue Reading

On 7th April 2021, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka M. Ashraf Hydari signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to expedite the partnership with regular engagements. With the signing of the political consultation mechanism, Sri Lanka has completed the bilateral foreign consultation mechanisms with allContinue Reading