United Nations Initiatives
Israeli President to meet Mayor de Blasio at secret location   
January 27, 2015
- New York Daily News - The Israeli leader is in town to address the îUnited Nationsîâ Holocaust commemoration. Despite an invite from the White House, Rivlin will not meet with Obama, according to press reports....
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UN rights chief deplores killing of protesters in Egypt   
January 27, 2015
- Zee News - Geneva: The îUnited Nationsî human rights chief voiced deep concern on Tuesday over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt in recent days. UN High...
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Gunmen Storm Libyan Hotel, Killing Guards and Taking Hostages   
January 27, 2015
- Wall Street Journal - The Malta-owned hotel is also where the îUnited Nationsî support mission in Libya holds its meetings. The mission is currently hosting political talks with rival Libyan groups in Geneva....
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UN head calls for partnership with India to shape new future   
January 27, 2015
- India TV - îUnited Nationsî: A strong partnership between India and the UN based on shared Gandhian values is critical to "shape a new future" that embraces sustainable development, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has...
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In new development report, UN spotlights 'string of successes' in Asia-Pacific region   
January 27, 2015
- New Kerala - The îUnited Nationsî main development programme spotlighted on Monday its string of successes in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region in the areas of poverty reduction, conservation...
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Gaza bound donations evaporate as UN agency unable to repair war's damage   
January 27, 2015
- The Jerusalem Post - "People are literally sleeping amongst the rubble, children have died of hypothermia," Robert Turner, Gaza director of operations for the îUnited Nationsî Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said in...
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The standardized PC served its purpose, but IT changes have rendered the approach obsolete   
January 27, 2015
- Network World - Whimpenny is the Senior Officer for IT Architecture in the IT Division of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO). The views expressed here are those of the author and do...
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Wiggles: Inconsistencies Undermine Model Reliability For Projecting Decade-To-Decade Warming   
January 27, 2015
- Science 2.0 - To conduct their study, they analyzed 34 climate models used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in its fifth and most recent assessment report, finalized last November. The...
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What a Warming World Means for Snowstorms   
January 27, 2015
- Scientific American - Earthâs average temperature has already risen by 1.6°F since the beginning of the 20th century, and is expected to rise another 0.5°F to 9°F by 2100, according to the...
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Extreme La Nina events set to increase   
January 27, 2015
- ABC Online - The study covered 200 years from 1900-2005 and then 2006-2099 and used historical data in the first period and then the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî forecasts on greenhouse emissions growth...
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