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Thailand 28 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Take proactive stand against drought, Asean urged

A new report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Secret­ariat is urging South-East Asian governments to amplify their Covid-19 stimulus packages with much-needed investments in climate action and adaptation to support vulnerable populations exposed to both pandemics and slow-onset disasters.

World 27 Nov 2020 | 4:21 AM

FAO's flagship report urges for immediate move to address global water shortages

ROME, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Shortages and scarcity of water must be promptly addressed at a global level, as they affect more than 3 billion people around the world overall, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged in its flagship SOFA report issued on Thursday.