United Nations Initiatives
Why good standards — both ESG and financial — matter   
April 10, 2019
Source: Medium - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading independent sustainability standards body, categorically refutes this assertion. Mr Hoogervorst’s arguments misrepresent the role of standard ...
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UN official calls for political will to tackle refugee crises, warns against toxic language   
April 10, 2019
Source: ECNS - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi ... With political will, with improved responses as enshrined in the new Global Compact on Refugees adopted by the General Assembly in December 2018, it is possible...
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Today’s nationalism is bad for business   
April 10, 2019
Source: The Taipei Times - The thousands of companies and investors that have signed the UN Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, are still in the minority. Many more must step up and sign on. Other important...
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More Plastic Bags Than Fish' East Asia’s New Environmental Threat – Analysis   
April 10, 2019
Source: Eurasia Review - The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) convened the 4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi Kenya from 11 to 15 March 2019 to discuss strategies to meet the environmental and climate-related challenges as...
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United Nations chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting   
April 10, 2019
Source: The Free Press Journal - United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Libya. The appeal followed an air attack by the forces of...
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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture...   
April 09, 2019
Source: CNBC Africa - The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West...
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Sida, FAO and ECOWAS join forces to protect West Africa’s forests   
April 09, 2019
Source: FAO - 9 April 2019, Rome/Accra - The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined...
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Assessing the status and changes in tree cover and land use   
April 09, 2019
Source: FAO - The five days China National Remote Sensing Survey workshopis being organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the...
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ILO marks centenary with hope for the future   
April 09, 2019
Source: China Daily - The International Labour Organization was established in 1919 by the Peace Conference, which ended World War I, as an autonomous organization associated with the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations. The aim...
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Geoengineering experiments to protect the Great Barrier Reef highlight the need for Australian law to catch up, research   
April 09, 2019
Source: Phys.org - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects that up to 99 percent of the world's coral reefs will be lost with 2C of warming. Even if the Paris Agreement's most optimistic target ...
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