United Nations Initiatives
Situation of human rights in Colombia - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/43/3/Add.3) (Advance Edited Version)   
February 27, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - In 2019, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Colombia conducted 1,151 field missions, 376 capacity-building activities for State institutions and civil society, and followed up on 250...
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Warwick Investment Group Expands ESG Commitment As A Signatory Of United Nations supported Principles For Responsible Investment   
February 27, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - /PRNewswire/ -- Warwick Investment Group ("Warwick"), a premier investment firm that manages alternative asset classes, continues to expand its commitment
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JPMorgan’s DFI: financial innovation or development washing'   
February 27, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - Second, it should clarify that, as an Equator Bank, it will apply the Equator Principles, adjusted as appropriate, to the environmental and social aspects of all DFI-funded activities. Third, it should either create its own...
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Strengthening Ethiopia’s social protection programme to enhance food and nutrition security   
February 27, 2020
Source: FAO - The review of the 2015 – 2020 PSNP-4 graduation component that was undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia informed the...
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When “Meatless Mondays” Aren’t Enough   
February 27, 2020
Source: New Republic - That’s become especially conspicuous in recent months, following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s declaration last year that a plant-based diet would be the best way to use land and ensure food for the...
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Scene and Heard: Signs of the Apocalypse   
February 27, 2020
Source: Washington City Paper - There’s the daily news chronicling the spread of coronavirus—to new countries, continents, and people. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave us all 11 years to avoid irreversible...
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FAO establishes a joint framework for the development of agricultural sector in Iraq [EN/AR]   
February 27, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - Baghdad - 23 February 2020 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministries of Planning, Agriculture, Health and Environment and Water Resources establish a...
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United Nations Global Compact Launches New Tool to Improve Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains   
February 27, 2020
Source: CSR Wire - NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - The United Nations Global Compact today launched a new toolkit to help procurement teams improve working conditions for millions of people working in global supply chains. The "Decent Work Toolkit...
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Govt launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan   
February 27, 2020
Source: Daily Excelsior - The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and the ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) International Labour Organization, Ms....
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United Nations: More than 948K displaced in Syria in last 12 weeks   
February 27, 2020
Source: UPI.com - The United Nations said Wednesday the Syrian military offensive against rebel forces in the northwest portion of the country, including Idlib, has displaced nearly 1 million civilians in the last three months.
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