United Nations Initiatives

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UN chief shocked, saddened over migrants found dead in Texas   
June 29, 2022
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked both the United States and Mexican authorities to probe and bring to justice those responsible for the death of a number of migrants found in the trailer of an abandoned truck in...
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Italy hits record June temperatures as another heat wave sweeps Europe   
June 29, 2022
Source: Washington Post on MSN.com - Temperatures were 15 to 35 degrees above normal over much of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
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Construction begins on ‘Mammoth’ carbon-capture plant that’ll suck CO2 from the air   
June 29, 2022
Source: Metro - Swiss start-up Climeworks AG is building what could become the world's biggest direct air capture (DAC) plant.
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DGAP-News: Pyrum Innovations awarded silver status in its first sustainability rating by EcoVadis   
June 29, 2022
Source: Business Insider - Pyrum Innovations AG ("Pyrum"), a pioneer in the sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its patented pyrolysis technology, has successfully passed an independent sustainability assessment by EcoVadis for the...
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Can United Nations Help Jamaica Finally Curb Gun Violence'   
June 29, 2022
Source: InSight Crime - In its latest bid to curb the flow of illegal firearms and ensuing violence, Jamaica has turned to the United Nations for help. Scheduled to run until December 2022, Reducing Small Arms and Light Weapons Joint Programme, referred...
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Scientists Make First Complete Genome of Desert Locust   
June 29, 2022
Source: ????? ?????? - The first high-quality genome of the desert locust -- the most destructive migratory insect in the world -- has been produced by US Department of Agriculture Research Service scientists. Genome is a s
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DFC partners with Al Daayen Municipality, Monoprix for World Food Safety Day   
June 29, 2022
Source: The Peninsula - Doha: Doha Festival City celebrated World Food Safety Day 2022 in collaboration with Al Daayen Municipality and Monoprix through interactive
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Aquaman star Jason Momoa becomes UN's Advocate for Life Below Water   
June 29, 2022
Source: Daily Journal - Jason Momoa has been made an Advocate for Life Below Water by the United Nations. The 'Aquaman' star - who hails from Hawaii - is an ocean conservationist and he was awarded the title by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at the...
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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would reduce risks to humans by up to 85%   
June 29, 2022
Source: University of East Anglia - New research led by the University of East Anglia quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future. The study calculates reductions in human...
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Take control of our future by transitioning to clean energy   
June 29, 2022
Source: Gainesville - By succeeding at lowering emissions, we can avoid escalation of flooding, droughts, year-round fires and disruption of our food supply.
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