Mother Earth is the common name for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, reflecting the interdependence that exists between human, other living beings, and the planet that we all inhabit. International Mother Earth Day is intended to remind everyone that each of us owes our existence to our planet and its ecosystems.

Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be protected”.

UNICEF is launching a new global campaign on 24 April to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users.

A low-cost, tiny home that provides everything you need. A boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops. Vaccine-delivery drones… As the planet marks World Creativity and Innovation Day on Sunday, we’ve selected our favorite ideas to light up the way to a better future for all, across several sectors.

The EU is launching a new regional climate initiative for the Eastern partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - to help them meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, as well as a number of regional agreements in this area.

Gender inequality in the health system remains a serious problem. Women make up 70 per cent of all staff in hospitals, clinics, health centres and health posts. But at the same time they occupy only 25 percent of senior positions in this area.

Chemicals have become a necessary element of modern life, whether pesticides, pharmaceuticals or cleaning products. Meanwhile, they cause irreparable harm to human health and the environment. The current volume of the world chemical industry exceeded 5 trillion. dollars'. It is projected to be doubled by 2030.

Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.