United Nations Initiatives
Boko Haram attacks send 14 000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad   
January 29, 2015
- News24 - Libreville - More than 14 000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a îUnited Nationsî report on Wednesday. The report by...
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Protesters attack UN compound in Gaza   
January 29, 2015
- Al Bawaba - Protesters climbed the walls of the îUnited Nationsî compound in Gaza and damaged property on Wednesday. The protest was announced beforehand and initiated by the UN's decision to halt aid funding to...
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Nigeria: Contending With Climatic Change Risk Management   
January 29, 2015
- AllAfrica - Mid last year, the global insurance industry as part of its contributions towards combating the menace of natural disaster risk went into strategic alliance with the îunited Nationsî îEnvironmental...
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Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh war crimes probe   
January 29, 2015
- Reuters - "We are thinking of having our own inquiry acceptable to them to the international standards," Rajitha Seneviratne, a government spokesman, told a forum of foreign correspondents in Colombo late on Wednesday, referring...
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Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt   
January 29, 2015
- Daily News Egypt - The îUnited Nationsî figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt. Textual and visual representations of the Syrian refugee crisis have flooded international media...
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UNICEF launches record $3.1 billion appeal aimed at 62 million kids at risk   
January 29, 2015
- Medicine Hat News - OTTAWA â The îUnited Nationsî Childrenâs Fund is launching a $3.1-billion appeal for funds, saying a record number of children face threats from armed conflicts around the world. Last...
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Jindal Steel & Power releases its first Business Sustainability Report   
January 29, 2015
- India Infoline Ltd - The îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) confirms that JSPLâs Business Sustainability report is the first G4 report in the Metals sector in India. Ernst & Young LLP has also independently...
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UN to Appoint Cmtee to Probe Death of Spanish Peacekeeper   
January 29, 2015
- Arutz Sheva - The îUnited Nationsî Security Council decided to appoint a committee to investigate the death of the Spanish UNIFIL (îUnited Nationsî Interim Force in Lebanon) Peacekeeper in southern...
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Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh probe into rights abuses during civil war   
January 29, 2015
- The Straits Times - Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was ousted in a surprise election defeat this month, had refused to cooperate with any îUnited Nationsî investigation into claims the army committed...
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Climate models don't over-predict warming, Nature study shows   
January 29, 2015
- The Age - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...
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