United Nations Initiatives
Partners Launch ‘Cool Coalition’ to Save Lives, Energy and Trillions for Global Economy   
April 12, 2019
Source: climate-l.iisd.org - The coalition is led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)....
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Brexit and the global race for raw materials   
April 12, 2019
Source: The Ecologist - New research from the UN Environment Programme’s Resource Panel recently revealed that even at current rates of extraction the extractive industries are responsible for 80 percent of biodiversity loss and 50 percent of...
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Pence to UN: 'Time for the United Nations to speak' against Maduro   
April 12, 2019
Source: Tribune News Service on MSN.com - UNITED NATIONS — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday sought to ratchet up international pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, chastising the United Nations Security Council for being slow to act against that...
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Member States Exchange Ideas on UN’s 75th Anniversary   
April 12, 2019
Source: climate-l.iisd.org - the Global Compact on Migration, the UN Human Rights Council, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and arms control instruments. She said such trends are particularly dangerous for smaller states. Espinosa suggested that the ...
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Diving into the Blue Economy   
April 12, 2019
Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - However, in Nor-Shipping’s case, as you may expect from an organization that is a UN Global Compact participant and key advocate of the UN’s SDGs, there’s a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility....
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United Nations and outrage spur Dawson student's anti-Bill 21 rally   
April 12, 2019
Source: Montreal Gazette - It was Marianna Mason’s experience with the United Nations and interaction with people from all over the world that spurred the first-year Dawson College student to organize Friday’s protest ...
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rain down terror upon scientists suspected of contacts with the West   
April 12, 2019
Source: The Washington Examiner - Ms. Bayani worked for the United Nations Environmental Program from 2012-2017 before returning to Iran to join the Persian wildlife group. Before the arrests, the focus of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation had been...
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English Language Institute Students Win Contest and Trip to United Nations   
April 12, 2019
Source: Syracuse University News - Five English Language Institute (ELI) students were among the winners of the Pan Global Challenge, a project sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad to address the issues of cultural and language barriers between domestic and...
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Resilience Frontiers   
April 12, 2019
Source: climate-l.iisd.org - ‘Resilience Frontiers’ will bring together 100 visionary thinkers and thought leaders for five days of brainstorming inspired by the ‘Futures Literacy Laboratory’ framework developed by the UN Educational,...
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IDF updates Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production   
April 11, 2019
Source: Dairy Industry - At the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Forum in Paris, the International Dairy Federation (IDF), in collaboration with the OIE and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
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