United Nations Initiatives
More women trafficked to Nordic countries for labor, marriage: police   
March 18, 2015
- Reuters - The îInternational Labour Organizationî estimates that women represent 55 percent of all forced labor and 98 percent of those trafficked for sexual exploitation. In Norway, a wealthy nation of 5 million,...
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Scientist investigates changing sea levels   
March 18, 2015
- Phys.org - In its 5th report (IPCC AR5, 2013), the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) predicts a further increase in the global sea level of 30 to 70cm by the end of the 21st century based on a...
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Letter: Solar power offers many benefits   
March 18, 2015
- Lansing State Journal - Tapping into the sunâs power doesn't release any harmful products. According to the International Climate scientists and the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, global...
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Conference - Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide   
March 18, 2015
- WPXI - James Skea, Imperial College London, Vice-Chair Working Group III îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî UK Energy Strategy FellowGermany Prof. Miranda Schreurs, Free University Berlin Director,...
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Huge Antarctic glacier melting   
March 18, 2015
- Radio New Zealand - "But even in this century, the last IPCC [îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî] report said that if this kind of thing happens, it's going to add several tens of centimeters of sea level...
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Cyclone Pam: the Pacific needs a climate insurance scheme   
March 18, 2015
- THE CONVERSATION - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report points out (with high confidence) that tropical cyclones are one of the current and future climate-related drivers of...
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Africa: On Social Justice Day, UN Spotlights Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery   
March 18, 2015
- AllAfrica - "New instruments such as the ILO (îInternational Labour Organizationî) Protocol and Recommendation on forced labour and human trafficking are helping to strengthen global efforts to punish perpetrators and...
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Coming Labor-Force Squeeze Could Push Up Wages, But Also Inequality   
March 18, 2015
- The Wall Street Journal - That may be about to change as the îglobal laborî market is set to get squeezed, says Ekkehard Ernst, a top economist at the International Labor Organization. If true, thatâs good news...
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Kenyan stock exchange promotes transparency in capital markets   
March 18, 2015
- Coastweek - and the îUNî-supported îPrinciples for Responsible Investmentî. UNCTAD Director of Investment and Enterprise Division, James Zhan said Kenya is the biggest economy in East and Central Africa...
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National Consultant for the Development of HCFC Management Plan Stage 2   
March 18, 2015
- Procurement Notices Development Programme - The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the îUnited Nationsî Development Programme is looking for suitable National Consultants / companies to prepare a...
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