United Nations Initiatives
ERG joins UN Global Compact   
April 05, 2019
Source: Mining Weekly - Diversified natural resources group Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact – the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. ERG has also undertaken to...
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United Nations celebrating International Day of Sport for Development and Peace   
April 05, 2019
Source: KSWB-TV San Diego on MSN.com - NEW YORK - The United Nations will proclaim Saturday as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. FOX 5's Tabitha Lipkin moderated a panel ahead of the big day and will explain what it means.
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Call made for fundamental changes to way societies manage chemicals   
April 05, 2019
Source: Engineering News - This was the central message of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) acting executive director and assistant secretary-general Joyce Msuya when the issue came under the spotlight last month at the fourth assembly of the...
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See the United Nations’ Floating, Hurricane-Ready City Concept   
April 05, 2019
Source: Futurism - With the threat of climate change looming, the United Nations is now considering floating cities as one way to protect coastal populations from rising sea levels. On Wednesday, the ...
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Floating Cities: United Nations Unveils Bold Idea to Fight Climate Change   
April 05, 2019
Source: Inverse - Water-based cities could help humanity adapt to a changing climate with a sustainable approach to development, a United Nations roundtable claimed Thursday. The event, which called for further investigation of the idea, also...
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Myanmar braced for African swine fever outbreak   
April 04, 2019
Source: The Pig Site - Myanmar is a country in which many rural households are dependent on the extra income that small-scale pig keeping brings David Hadrill, Country Team Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency...
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Empowering family farmers is key   
April 04, 2019
Source: Scoop - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today. Representatives from countries of Southeast Asia are meeting in Jakarta to discuss ways to help smallholder farmers achieve better food security and...
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Realizing an Energy-Efficient Future   
April 04, 2019
Source: RealClearEnergy - Last fall, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted that if the world is to contain a rise in global temperatures and avert climate change, we must cut carbon emissions in half by about 2030. For a...
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Global report on food crises 2019   
April 04, 2019
Source: Prevention Web - Source(s): Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) World Food Programme (WFP) This Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) contributes to...
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Flawed forecasts: how to fix the clean energy crystal ball   
April 04, 2019
Source: Corporate Knights - Industry investors and policy-makers, from government ministers to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use WEO’s future-looking scenarios as a guide to allocate capital, influence national energy policy and plan...
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