United Nations Initiatives
Why America should not join the United Nations on world tourism   
June 25, 2019
Source: The Hill on MSN.com - The State Department is exploring the possibility of rejoining the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The reasoning' The administration believes that it "offers great potential to fuel growth in that sector, create new...
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Health groups alarmed that countries may drop IPCC science   
June 24, 2019
Source: Scoop - Bonn, 24 June 2019 - The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) today decried the renewed opposition by Saudi Arabia to accepting the scientific findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special...
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Uzbekistan to hold UN's FAO conference   
June 24, 2019
Source: MENAFN - The 32-nd regional conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Europe will be held in Uzbekistan on May 5-7, 2020, Trend reports with reference to the press ...
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100 Years of Action Against Child Labour   
June 24, 2019
Source: ILO - On the occasion of 12 June World Day Against Child Labour and 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a photo exhibition and booth area was held at Atakule, Ankara on 13-14 June 2019. On the occasion of...
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A New Treaty To Protect Workers Against Violence And Harassment Is A Landmark Victory For Women   
June 24, 2019
Source: Forbes - The International Labour Organization (ILO) confirmed a new Violence and Harassment Convention and corresponding Recommendation on June 21 - the last day of their annual conference in Geneva - after 439 delegates voted in favour...
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Plastic pollution, a looming threat to humans, wildlife, aquatic creatures   
June 24, 2019
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan - Interestingly, 60 million plastic bags was being bought per hour, and only 14pc of the total used was recycled while the rest was disposed into oceans, rivers and soils, according to UN Environment Program. Dr Khaista Gul, senior...
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CFA Institute joins U.N. Global Compact   
June 24, 2019
Source: The Daily Progress - The CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals based in Charlottesville, has signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, committing the company to human and labor rights and the environment. More than...
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Natural gas demand to grow 46% globally by 2040: GECF secretary-general   
June 24, 2019
Source: MENAFN - According to the United Nations Environment Programme, about 300mn tonnes of plastic waste are produced every year, of which 8mn tons end up in the world's oceans. This is why in addition to ...
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Region's businesses lag on rights issues   
June 24, 2019
Source: Bangkok Post - In addition, none of the Asean banks adopt the Equator Principles -- a financial institutions framework for assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance. The disastrous dam structure failure in Laos...
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Wildlife economy summit to launch African-led conservation   
June 24, 2019
Source: ECNS - Convened by the United Nations Environment Program and the African Union and hosted by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, the summit will launch the African Wildlife Economy Initiative. The initiative is an...
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