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. Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But at the end of a one-year £1m trial in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire – the first in the UK to engage consumers and find new ways to reduce their waste – it has been abandoned as it is unlikely to be met. The goal is in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development target of halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The United Nations housing envoy, Leilani Farha, is in the marketing suite next to the Canaletto building. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:00:22 AM
. A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. ...
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:43:03 AM
. Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....But at the end of a one-year £1m trial in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire – the first in the UK to engage consumers and find new ways to reduce their waste – it has been abandoned as it is unlikely to be met. The goal is in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development target of halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....But at the end of a one-year £1m trial in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire – the first in the UK to engage consumers and find new ways to reduce their waste – it has been abandoned as it is unlikely to be met. The goal is in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development target of halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
.... It warned of extreme weather, floods, famines and climate refugees as fossil fuel burning warmed the world. The serious warning was “endorsed by a uniquely broad consensus of scientists in their report to the United Nations at the end of 1990”, the film noted. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... Four-fifths of the population is in need of aid, and famine is gripping the country. But despite this, and protests from human rights groups and the United Nations, the UK has continued to arm the Saudi regime, licensing about £3. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
.... “We must ensure this endeavour is not derailed,” Xi said of the agreement. With Trump reportedly preparing to slash US funding for the United Nations – an organisation he recently called “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time” – Chinese state media has played up Beijing’s increasingly active role within the UN. ...
Amartya Sen: ‘Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they’re very wrong’ image
.... None of this was thought through. So I think they’ve made a mistake, but of course the United Nations has made a huge number of mistakes too. ...
Globalisation has made the world a better place | Jim O'Neill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:07:59 AM
....Moreover, economic inequality among countries has declined sharply in the past 20 years, owing partly to China’s rise, as well as to economic development across Asia, Latin America and elsewhere. In fact, by 2010, the United Nations had already achieved its millennium development goal of halving poverty by 2015, and recent projections suggest that, by 2050, poverty will be eradicated everywhere except Africa. ...
Xi Jinping to become the first Chinese president to attend WEF in Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:05:51 PM
....Scaramucci, founder of hedge fund SkyBridge Capital and lavish Las Vegas investment conference Salt, is expected to this week be given an official White House role advising Trump on business affairs. Xi is attending Davos as part of a three-day state visit to Switzerland, including a speech to the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
....Theresa May met Murdoch in New York in September. The prime minister arranged to see him while she was visiting the United Nations general assembly. ...
Ghana's 'women who code' network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:41:12 PM
.... . Many organisations, including the United Nations, are trying to address this and initiatives spring up all the time. ...
Wonder Woman dropped as UN equality champion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 11:03:38 AM
....In the petition against the character's appointment, opponents said the image she projected was "not culturally encompassing or sensitive". "It is alarming that the United Nations would consider using a character with an overtly sexualised image at a time when the headline news in United States and the world is the objectification of women and girls," it said. ...
Poo power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:13:10 AM
....If all of the world's human waste were to be collected and used for biogas generation, the potential value could be as high as $9. 5bn or enough to supply the electricity for 138 million households - around all of Indonesia, Brazil and Ethiopia combined, the United Nations has calculated. ...
Trumpism could be a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:17:32 AM
.... These were preludes to the “second coming”, not of Christ, but of a liberalism built on firmer social foundations. But were the nightmares of depression and war necessary preludes? Is horror the price we must pay for progress? Evil has indeed often been the agent of good (without Hitler, no United Nations, no Pax Americana, no European Union, no taboo on racism, no decolonisation, no Keynesian economics, and much else). ...
UN agency approves first-ever aviation pollution deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:04:24 AM
. The world's first aviation pollution agreement has been approved by the United Nations agency that oversees the industry after several years of negotiations and disagreements. ...
Waiting to learn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:24:07 PM
....Almost 69 million teachers need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept, warns Unesco. The United Nations agency's estimate is for the number of teachers required to meet the promise of primary and secondary places for all children. ...
India ratifies Paris climate agreement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 04:59:52 PM
....Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last month that India would ratify the agreement on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the struggle for independence from Britain. "India has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations," the UN said in a statement on Sunday. ...
Football's first lady image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:59:45 PM
....The most powerful woman in global football is not the chief executive of a top team, a high-flying financier, or a close advisor of a club-owning oligarch. Rather she is an administrator who has spent two decades working for the United Nations, and who now - as secretary general of world football body Fifa - has the power to shape the game and its position in society and industry for years to come. ...
Soros to spend $500m to help migrants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 04:03:57 PM
....". Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Soros said he would work with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Rescue Committee, to decide how best to invest the money. ...
US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 01:58:11 AM
....In April, China promised to reduce its steel output, following a crisis meeting attended by 30 nations. The President met Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. ...
The last laugh image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:04:01 PM
....This work has seen him receive an award from the Pan American Health Organization, the public health agency that operates in all 35 nations across North and South America. Mauricio is also the holder of a Brazilian presidential medal of honour, and his Monica cartoon character was named a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) ambassador in 2007. ...
Pushed out image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:12:02 PM
....Cities have always been crowded places, but the number of urban residences is set to double by 2050 to 3. 5 billion, according to the United Nations. ...

Islamic State fighters fleeing besieged Libyan city could cross the Mediterranean in migrant boats, Italy warns
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.... And last week, German police arrested another Syrian refugee after receiving a tip-off that he was planning a possible Islamist-motivated attack. The United Nations has warned against demonising refugees and migrants on the basis of isolated, if devastating, acts of violence. ...

Polio will be wiped out for good once we tackle the last remaining sceptics
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....Winning over those who once damned the vaccine was a delicate business. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which runs the immunisation campaign, is a partnership between the United Nations and national governments. ...

Venezuelan court upholds 14-year jail term given to opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez
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....The government accused Lopez, one of leftist President Nicolas Maduro's most hardline opponents, of inciting the violence. His sentence, handed down in September after a closed-door trial, was strongly condemned by the United Nations, the United States and the European Union. ...

Ukraine puts troops on combat alert as tensions with Russia spiral
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:12:49 PM
....Earlier  Mr Putin chaired a meeting with Russian security chiefs to discuss "additional measures for ensuring security for citizens and essential infrastructure in Crimea," the Kremlin said in a statement. The United Nations Security Council was to meet to discus the crisis on Thursday evening at the request of Ukraine, a non-permanent member. ...

Asylum seekers ‘lie about sexual abuse to get to Australia’ says immigration minister
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.... In May, a 23-year-old Iranian died after setting himself alight on Nauru. The United Nations high commissioner for refugees has urged Australia to remove all asylum seekers and refugees from offshore detention. ...

Suspected gas attack on Aleppo hours before Russia-backed ceasefire comes into force
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. The United Nations has launched an investigation into possible war crimes after at least four people were killed in an apparent chlorine gas attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo. ...

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Julian Assange at London embassy
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 05:18:29 AM
....". The statement said the proceedings did not affect the recent opinion of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions of the United Nations, which found that Mr Assange was being arbitrarily detained. ...

Russia announces daily three-hour ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:17:57 PM
....Russia has announced a daily three-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to allow aid in, following intense international pressure to ease the dire situation in the Syrian city. Humanitarian corridors, which Moscow said would be overseen by the United Nations, will be opened up and a truce covering the hours of 10am to 1pm will be effective from Thursday, Lt. ...
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No hiding place image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:31:18 PM

Child abuse victims deserve an efficient inquiry, not one that just ploughs on  
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....net/what\-we\-do/every\-one\-campaign) in Liberia, the branding of children as witches has become commonplace. The taboos that surround the subject mean it is under\-reported to authorities: [Between 2012 and 2015, the United Nations recorded cases where at least 214 people were accused of witchcraft](http://www. ...

Satanic Temple tries to open after-school clubs in 9 US districts
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 08:41:14 AM
....net/what\-we\-do/every\-one\-campaign) in Liberia, the branding of children as witches has become commonplace. The taboos that surround the subject mean it is under\-reported to authorities: [Between 2012 and 2015, the United Nations recorded cases where at least 214 people were accused of witchcraft](http://www. ...

Gay Syrian refugee found beheaded in Istanbul amid concerns Turkey does not protect EU asylum seekers
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....co/OMj8PuinEM. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) considers LGBT refugees as particularly vulnerable and prioritises their cases for resettlement to third countries, but the process is slow, taking an average of two years, according to UNHCR’s Turkey office. ...

Earl's grandson appears in Kenya court charged with smuggling cocaine worth £4.5 million
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...." . Drug seizures are rare in Kenya, although the United Nations says the country has recently become a hub for cocaine trafficking in East Africa. ...

Rights groups call for UN to condemn Philippine president for sharp rise in drug killings
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. Over 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world on Tuesday called for the United Nations to condemn Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs that has resulted in a sharp increase in drug killing. ...

Colombia destroys 104 cocaine labs in five days as part of crackdown on drug production
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....The laboratories were burned down by police commandos. Coca cultivation was up 39 percent in Colombia in 2015, according to United Nations data. ...

North Korea fires nuclear-capable missile towards Japan
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 01:09:52 AM
....Japan’s prime minister condemned an “unforgivable act” on Wednesday when North Korea fired two nuclear-capable missiles towards his country, one of which landed within 200 miles of the coast. The Rodong medium-range missiles were launched in breach of a series of United Nations resolutions. ...

Barack Obama orders US bombing of Islamic State in Libya
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:46:42 AM
....The US military launched the first of what is expected to be a sustained series of air strikes in Libya targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's stronghold of Sirte. Strikes were authorised by President Barack Obama after being requested by the United Nations-backed government in Libya. ...

Aleppo mourns child actor who starred in black comedy which made war-ravaged city smile
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....The government announced an opening of humanitarian corridors last Thursday, but only a few dozen families have so far left. The United Nations has raised misgivings about the plan and US officials suggested it might be an attempt to depopulate the city so that the army can seize it. ...

Taliban truck bomb strikes hotel for foreigners in Kabul
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 02:23:55 AM
....The UN last week said civilian casualties rose to a record high in the first half of 2016, with children in particular paying a heavy price as the conflict escalates. Between January and June, 1,601 civilians were killed and 3,565 were wounded - a four percent increase in casualties compared to the same period last year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said. ...

Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:58:08 AM
.... The New York-based Physicians for Human Rights says over 90 percent of attacks on medical facilities in Syria have been carried out by pro-government forces. In the capital, Damascus, Ramzy Ramzy, the UN's deputy special envoy for Syria, reiterated the United Nations' intent to resume talks between the government and the opposition in late August, saying he discussed a political transition process with foreign minister Walid Moallem. ...

Male refugees settling in Britain need to be formally taught how to treat women, says Labour MP
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....“Refugees, like all people, are treasured human beings, made in the image of God, who deserve safety, freedom and the opportunity to flourish,” he said. Ms Rudd dismissed fears about the security consequences of taking in the refugees, saying everyone being resettled in Britain was double-vetted by the United Nations and the Home Office. ...

Syrian families start to leave Aleppo as fears grow for city's last doctors
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.... Footage taken by a local TV station on Friday of the designated Bustan al-Qasr crossing seemed to show a concrete barrier blocking the road, though it was not clear whether it had been erected by the rebels or the government. Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Syria envoy, who had not been informed of the offer ahead of the announcement, yesterday urged Russia to let the world body take charge of the passages. ...

Former Brazilian president  Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice 
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....”. The move came after Mr da Silva this week filed a claim with the United Nations that his human rights were being violated. ...

Brazil's scandal-hit former president turns to UN for help as he faces arrest on eve of Olympics
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. The former president of Brazil has filed a petition to the United Nations claiming human rights abuses by his own country as he faces arrest over a corruption scandal threatening to overshadow the Olympics, the Telegraph can disclose. ...

The Suez crisis should have taught us brutal dictators are the real threat to world peace
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....In the 19th century, international order had been secured through the Concert of Europe – informal summits of the great European powers, which then ruled most of the world, and helped to keep the peace between 1815 to 1914. But after 1918, the Concert was replaced, first by the League of Nations, and then by the United Nations. ...

Newt Gingrich says Ted Cruz won't be welcome at future Republican Party events after attempt to undermine Donald Trump at Cleveland convention
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.... As did John Kasich, the governor of Ohio - the vital swing state where the convention was being held - and party grandees such as John McCain, the 2008 presidential candidate, and Mitt Romney, the 2012 nominee. In an interview with The Telegraph, John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, said: "We have a lot of work to do to unify the party. ...

Cameron made last ditch appeal to Merkel to limit EU migration on eve of Brexit vote
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.... . Mr Johnson, in New York for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, was quoted by the BBC as saying he had "absolutely no doubt that a balance can be struck" between access to the single market and free movement of labour. ...

Two British police officers banned from Southern Sudan peacekeeping mission
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....Two British police officers have been banned from rejoining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan after they were allegedly evacuated by the Foreign Office without telling mission chiefs. Their sudden departure is said to have damaged morale on the peacekeeping mission and prompted questions from UN figures over Britain's future standing on the United Nations Security Council. ...
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Boris Johnson laughs off disbelief at his appointment during first US visit as foreign secretary
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....”. On Friday Mr Johnson will meet business leaders in New York before visiting the United Nations. ...

British Government performs embarrassing U-turn over its claim Saudi-led Coalition has not breached humanitarian laws in Yemen
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....Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia could have breached humanitarian laws in Yemen, the Foreign Office has admitted in an embarrassing about-turn. The news came after a United Nations’ report released last month found that the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen was responsible for killing more than 500 children in its year-long campaign of airstrikes. ...

Who will be the next UN Secretary General? Voting begins to choose from 12 candidates
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. The race to succeed Ban Ki-moon moved up a gear on Thursday, as voting began to decide who will be chosen as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. ...
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Syrian opposition asks US-led coalition to halt attacks on Isil after dozens of civilian deaths
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....com/JFlAKDj2yh. "(Syria) condemns, with the strongest terms, the two bloody massacres perpetrated by the French and US warplanes and those affiliated to the so-called international coalition which send their missiles and bombs to the civilians instead of directing them to the terrorist gangs," it said in a letter sent to the United Nations this week, according to state news agency SANA. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 12:06:24 AM
Angelina Jolie gets new role as visiting professor at LSE image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 02:30:21 PM
.... “It is vital we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations. ...
Green really is the new black as Big Oil gets a taste for renewables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 03:00:16 PM
.... These unexpected moves come hot on the heels of revelations by Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, that it plans to sell off parts of its national oil company and diversify its economy away from petroleum. They also come in the aftermath of a United Nations climate change agreement and before annual general meetings for Shell and Exxon Mobil this week, meetings at which shareholders will demand that more be done to tackle climate change. ...
Hinkley Point: UN report says UK failed to consult over risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 03:49:24 PM
. The British government has run into a major new problem with the Hinkley Point C nuclear project, with a United Nations committee ruling that the UK failed to consult European countries properly over potential environmental risks. ...
Offshore finance: more than $12tn siphoned out of emerging countries image
....3tn of assets from Russia were sitting offshore. The figures, which came from compiling and cross-checking data from global institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, follow the Panama Papers revelations of global, systemic tax avoidance. ...
Barack Obama urges UK voters to 'stick together' with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 07:10:38 AM
.... He and Cameron will then fly to Germany for a summit with the German, Italian and French leaders on Monday about the future of Libya. The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, has said foreign powers should offer training and military support to Libya’s fledgling government, combined with an end to the UN arms embargo. ...
Aid spending pushed up by refugee crisis, OECD says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 10:40:55 AM
.... The OECD said a survey of donor spending plans through 2019 suggested flows to the poorest countries will keep rising. The OECD said aid budgets, adjusted for inflation, had increased by 83% since 2000 when the United Nations set its 2015 millennium development goals. ...
Let’s move to Llanrwst, Conwy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 03:30:14 PM
.... A few centuries ago, when Llanrwst was one of the biggest towns in Wales, it blew a great fat raspberry to Edward I and his flunkeys, and declared independence with its own flag and motto. And even as late as 1947 the local council, it is said, made an application for recognition to the United Nations. ...
Is spirulina the new kale? A Thai startup is bringing back the tiny green algae image
....What drives interest in this single-celled cyanobacteria is its nutritional profile. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), dried spirulina has a protein content of 59-65%, and only only 36 kilocalories per 10 grams. ...
Sustainability key to long-term corporate health image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:16:44 PM
....If nothing else, the economic cost of inaction is simply too great. Indeed, a recent study backed by the United Nations put the cost to the global economy of the damage done to the natural world by humans at between $2tn-$4. ...
Sustainable Development Goals: how can the mining sector contribute? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 10:55:34 AM
. In September 2015, the heads of 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. ...
Falklands considers Argentina sea ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 10:14:29 AM
....Although not binding, the move raises the stakes in the claims by the UK and Argentina to the Falkland Islands region, whose waters are being closely explored for oil and gas deposits. The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf is a group of experts established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, but it is not a United Nations' Commission. ...
Environmental art is on the rise – with a little help from Leonardo DiCaprio image
....Gerrard represents a group of artists joining the the public conversation about climate change by creating works that convey their views of humanity’s impact on the environment. During the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris last December, artists including Olafur Eliasson, Shepard Fairey and Tomás Saraceno displayed works throughout the city as part of an initiative calling for a global commitment to climate action. ...
Four ways emerging tech is empowering women image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 09:27:39 AM
.... For the latter, it’s all about the potential to generate empathy through immersion. What better way to promote understanding of a cause than parachuting potential supporters into the centre of it? The award-winning VR film Clouds Over Sidra, which follows the daily routine of a young Syrian girl in a Jordanian refugee camp, was funded by the United Nations as part of a campaign to highlight the plight of vulnerable, dispossessed communities. ...
In Taiwan, leftover food scraps help farmers sustain porky appetites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Taiwan’s program reflects the approach by many countries that look at animal feed as a promising channel for diverting food waste, which has become a weighty environmental and policy issue. According to the United Nations, as much as one third of the food produced globally goes to waste; meanwhile, about 795 million people are underfed. ...
Isis is strangling Syrian trade but a new orange co-operative is turning to Russia image
....While Ali’s project is funded privately, NGOs working in Syria are funding similar agricultural development programmes. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting two such projects, including mushroom cultivation in the governorate of Tartus, one of the more stable regions that has absorbed around 450,000 internally displaced persons. ...
Healthcare leader looks to address barriers to diabetes care in Colombia image
.... BCtA is a global initiative that encourages companies to fight poverty through inclusive business models. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations. ...
Online child abuse: 'If the internet was a city, we'd warn them about unsafe places' image
. At Child Helpline International, everything we do is based on the Right to be Heard, which is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ...
Nigerians given go-ahead to sue Shell in UK court over oil spills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 07:39:45 PM
.... The US and Europe ignore it. Daniel Leader, a solicitor partner at Leigh Day, said: “It is scandalous that four year after the United Nations Environment Programme report, Shell is yet to clean up its oil in either Ogale or Bille. ...
Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through public-private collaboration image
.... In addition, the company is committed to ensuring that 300 of its work-study graduates receive college degrees, work experience and have secured professional jobs by 2018. The event was supported by funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the UK Department for International Development, the US Agency for International Development, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the United Nations Global Compact. ...
Shell is sued over Nigeria oil spills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 10:14:00 PM
.... . Amnesty's findings followed a 2011 report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which found water contaminated with oil by-products including benzene, thought to be a carcinogen. ...
Carbon emissions: here's what we can do to hit 'science-based targets' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 06:25:08 PM
....But what are science-based targets? Here is what you need to know:. The term refers to carbon emission reduction goals that are line with the levels that a United Nations climate report said will be required to keep global warming in check. ...

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