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Collective Intelligence and an Application by The Millennium Project   
April 03, 2019
Source: ResearchGate - There are a range of definitions for 'collective intelligence' and applications. I define collective intelligence as 'an emergent property from synergies among three elements'(1) data/info/knowledge, (2) software/hardware, and...
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Qatar- MoPH conference focuses on occupational safety & health   
April 03, 2019
Source: MENAFN - Labour and Social Affairs in addition to the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It is part of the efforts by the MoPH and its partners on enhancing work environment and ...
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The Green New Deal's Socialist Roots   
April 03, 2019
Source: New Kerala - The United Nations introduced Agenda 21 in 1992. In 2000, it launched the Millennium Project with sustainability goals to be reached by 2015. When that failed, the U.N. created the 2030 Agenda. DeWeese asserts that the Green New...
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Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world   
April 03, 2019
Source: Digital Journal - A recently released report by an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change titled "Canada's Changing Climate Report" - says, on average, Canada's climate has been and will continue to warm at double the rate of global warming....
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Union officials to Congress: U.S. ‘free trade’ pacts trash U.S. workers   
April 03, 2019
Source: People's World - But the bar for meeting those standards is low: Obeying International Labour Organization norms. As a result, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has already announced the federation will oppose fast-tracking the USMCA bill through...
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Conservation groups urge fair trial for jailed Iranian researchers   
April 03, 2019
Source: Nature - Reports that some “?detainees may not have adequate access to legal counsel and representation is deeply troubling”?, the United Nations Environment Programme said in a statement on 5 March. “We urge the Iranian...
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Baillie Gifford responds to investor demand with global responsible income fund launch   
April 03, 2019
Source: Investment Week - They will do this by excluding stocks in certain industries such as tobacco, alcohol and armaments, and by adhering to the principles of the UN Global Compact, covering areas such as human rights, labour, the environment and...
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Global Sustainable Investments Rise 34 Percent to $30.7 Trillion   
April 03, 2019
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - The country’s corporate governance code overhaul in the past few years has encouraged focus in this area and the 150.7 trillion yen ($1.4 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund signed the United Nations-backed...
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MOEX Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative To Deepen ESG Commitment   
April 03, 2019
Source: Mondo Visione - the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant...
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Muslim Council of Elders requests consultative status by the United Nations   
April 03, 2019
Source: Emirates247 - Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders has requested for the Muslim Council of Elders to be granted consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, during his...
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