United Nations Initiatives
National Security at the United Nations this Week (Mar. 21 to Mar. 27)   
March 28, 2020
Source: just Security - J.D. student at Yale Law School, former intern at the Department of State, the Department of Energy, and the law firm Covington & Burling.
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Virus Exposes Gig Economy ‘Exploitation’ ESG Investors Ignored   
March 28, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - ESG investors need to up their game in holding companies to account on social issues such as labor rights and employment contracts, said the head of biggest network of responsible investment firms.Fiona Reynolds,
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86 Staffers Around The world Reported Cases: United Nations   
March 28, 2020
Source: Outlookindia - The United Nations says 86 staff members around the world have reported cases of COVID-19. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said most of the infected staff members are in Europe, but there are also staffers in Africa, Asia, the...
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United Nations says 86 staff members have coronavirus   
March 28, 2020
Source: The Boston Globe - U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said most of the infected staff members are in Europe, but there are also staffers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the United States that have the coronavirus. To try to reduce transmission,...
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Nuclear weapons conference postponed: United Nations   
March 28, 2020
Source: Mint - The 191 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have decided to postpone a conference to review its implementation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations said on Friday. The treaty is considered the...
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Like a biblical plague, locusts swarm East Africa, laying waste to crops and livelihoods   
March 27, 2020
Source: Los Angeles Times - But by January, the locust swarms had damaged 100% of Somalia’s staple crops of maize and sorghum, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In neighboring Kenya, up to 30% of pastureland has...
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Coronavirus crisis could destroy far more than 25 million jobs – ILO official   
March 27, 2020
Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - The number of jobs lost around the world due to the coronavirus crisis could be “far higher” than the 25 million the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated just a week ago, a senior ILO official said on...
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UN warns estimate of 25 million unemployed by virus is too low   
March 27, 2020
Source: Al Jazeera English - The International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency, had estimated a week ago that, based on different scenarios for the impact of the pandemic on growth, the global ranks of the jobless would rise by between 5.3...
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Exclusive: Coronavirus crisis could destroy far more than 25 million jobs - ILO official   
March 27, 2020
Source: Reuters - The number of jobs lost around the world due to the crisis could be “far higher” than the 25 million the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated just a week ago, a senior ILO official said on Thursday.
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Swedavia publishes its Annual and Sustainability Report for 2019   
March 27, 2020
Source: mynewsdesk.com - The report is a combined Annual and Sustainability Report in accordance with generally accepted rules and standards. The Sustainability Report is produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s...
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