United Nations Initiatives
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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Most virile bull in the world produced 2.4m doses of semen during his stellar career   
January 28, 2015
- NT News - According to a paper by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî associate professional officer H. Schuh the average sperm production of a bull ranges between 3.6 and 12 x 12 billion...
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Farming the Blue Frontier: Maine Sea Farms Grow $100 Million Worth of Fish, Kelp, Oysters, and Clownfish   
January 28, 2015
- freepressonline.com - Belle focused on food production, pointing out that the need to develop new sources of food, particularly protein-rich food, for a growing global population has been recognized as a priority by the...
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