United Nations Initiatives
Warren moves to outflank Trump on trade   
July 30, 2019
Source: Politico - Story Continued Below Warren’s plans lists nine separate criteria a country has to meet before negotiating a trade deal with the U.S. Those standards include upholding and enforcing the labor rights laid out by the...
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2021 declared International Year for Elimination of Child Labour   
July 30, 2019
Source: The Jamaica Observer - and has asked the International Labour Organization to take the lead in its implementation. The resolution highlights the member States' commitments “to take immediate and effective measures to ...
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Africa will be most affected by climate change   
July 30, 2019
Source: BusinessGhana - She made these remarks at the opening ceremony of an outreach event on the significance and implications of the 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. She...
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The Arctic is on fire. Why isn't Alaska's governor fighting climate change'   
July 30, 2019
Source: Sky News on MSN.com - has not only experienced rising deforestation but also extreme drought that has left the forest susceptible to fires says a report published by the United Nations Environment Program. Entire species of vegetation are on the brink...
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Nearly 4,000 civilians in Afghanistan killed or wounded through June: United Nations   
July 30, 2019
Source: ABC - The 3,812 casualties are a 27% decline from a record high over the same six-month period in 2018, according to a report released Tuesday. At the 2019 Intra-African Dialogue in Doha earlier in July ...
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4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first six months of 2019: United Nations   
July 30, 2019
Source: Hindustan Times - UN report says at least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against Islamist militant groups.(AP Photo) At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of...
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du releases sustainability report and highlights its goals   
July 30, 2019
Source: GDPR fines - Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Comprehensive guidelines, du attempts to measure performance against its sustainability pillars, material sustainability issues and four prioritised Sustainable...
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Businesses Crucial to the Success of SDGs   
July 30, 2019
Source: Inter Press Service - Peter Paul van de Wijs is Chief External Affairs Officer for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the independent international organizations that helps businesses and other organizations understand and report their sustainability...
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Why Earth Overshoot Day And The Ecological Footprint Are Pseudoscientific Nonsense   
July 30, 2019
Source: Forbes - "Earth Overshoot Day" is based on something called the "Ecological Footprint," which is used by the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report,...
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Climate change linked to wetter, more intense tropical cyclones   
July 30, 2019
Source: Iowa StateUniversity Daily - In its 2013 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report concluded “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed [global] warming since the...
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