United Nations Initiatives
Food, agriculture and justice: Building a new rice future for people and the planet   
March 17, 2015
- OXFAM Politics of Poverty - Compounding these challenges, a decline in rice yields in major Asian rice-producing countries due to weather unpredictability and disasters may be on the horizon, as the 5th Assessment Report by the...
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Cyclone Pam: Did climate change cause Vanuatu damage'   
March 17, 2015
- BBC - The world authority, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, found no evidence of a link between the frequency of tropical storms and climate change. The effect of climate change on precipitation is...
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Pacific nations to highlight Cyclone Pam in climate talks   
March 17, 2015
- Reuters - "The (îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî) have stated in their most recent report that these sorts of events are going to get worse as a result of climate change, and in fact they are getting...
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Workplaces with equal mix of men and women happiest: economist   
March 17, 2015
- Channel News Asia - îUNITED NATIONSî (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A more equal mix of men and women in the workforce not only boosts national economies but also increases job satisfaction and performance in...
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Vote for your favourite Gandhi statue   
March 17, 2015
- Rediff India Abroad - Geneva Snow falls on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a winter morning in the Ariana Parc outside the European headquarters of the îUnited Nationsî in Geneva. The statue was given to the City of...
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CAF must Move with the Times   
March 17, 2015
- Spy Ghana - This was in fulfillment of a pact made by FIFA, the Local Organizing Committee(LOC) and the Brazilian government to implement a comprehensive ($20m) sustainability strategy for the 2014 Mundial during the Rio+20...
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ZTE Signs New Partnerships and Announces Global Channel Strategy at CeBIT 2015   
March 17, 2015
- Business Wire - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 1862
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UN says 24 dead and 3,300 displaced in Vanuatu cyclone   
March 17, 2015
- 8 ABC kait8.com - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) - The îUnited Nationsî says 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. The U.N. Office...
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On disaster resilience, 'we must listen to those who know their communities best,' UNICEF chief says   
March 17, 2015
- UN News Centre - 17 March 2015 â Children and youth are a major part of community-level responses to disasters and must play an important role in risk reduction, îUnited Nationsî officials said today in Sendai,...
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UN to create playlist of happiness   
March 17, 2015
- Gulf News - What is happiness' The îUnited Nationsî is teaming up with pop stars to create a playlist that asks, in musical form, that eternal question. A campaign launched on Monday is asking listeners around the...
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