A Decade of Developments in Peace Operations

Since the end of World War II, states and international organizations have deployed nearly 200 peace operations involving military contingents, and they remain the principal international mechanism for managing armed conflict. A closer look at the last decade of peace operations—from 2010 to 2020—highlights ten macro-level trends which can help us understand some of the […]

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Saving Senegal’s Forests: Group Turns Straw Into Fuel

DAKAR – Wood and charcoal burning account for 50% of Senegal’s household energy consumption, contributing to air pollution and deforestation. To reduce ecological damage, an association called Nebeday, which means “tree” in Wolof, the predominant local language in Senegal, hires villagers to produce an innovative energy alternative. Half of Senegal’s households rely on wood or […]

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Global Climate Fund approves $160 million to support FAO-led projects

New grants will increase resilience to climate change and combat deforestation in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan 13 November 2020, Rome – The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new FAO-designed projects in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan for a total amount of $158.6 million aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening resilience to […]

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