‘New Urban Agenda,’ reform of UN-Habitat takes high level spotlight in General Assembly

Representative Image NAIROBI: The United Nations deputy chief said that the Organization is failing to deliver sufficiently in cities and its work in...

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor

Governments are making limited progress, so more action is needed to address NCDs and main risk factors to meet global targets to reduce premature deaths

Halimah Yacob elected Singapore’s first female president

Representative Image SINGAPORE: The president-elected Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore’s eighth president in Singapore at the country’s presidential palace Istana. The presidency “unifies our...

China Expends $100 Bn for Keeping Water Clean

Representative Image SHANGHAI: China launched a project devised under the 2015 action plan to treat and prevent water pollution, and that cover 325...

ADB, Afghanistan Launch new GIS Policies

Representative Image KABUL: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Afghanistan unveiled two foundation policies that will help develop a central information portal...

Istanbul municipality launches first floating solar plant in Turkey

Representative Image ISTANBUL: The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) on 4th August, 2017, launched the first floating solar power plant in Turkey as part of...