United Nations Initiatives
Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests   
April 05, 2019
Source: Earth Island Institute - The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores that we have eleven short years to make “rapid transformation across all industrial sectors.” A large-scale logging operation...
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How Nuclear Techniques Help Feed China   
April 05, 2019
Source: iaea.org - In cooperation with the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), they are now helping experts from Asia and beyond in the development of new crop varieties, using irradiation. While in many...
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How GitHub Is Helping Overworked Chinese Programmers   
April 05, 2019
Source: Wired - Last weekend, Katt Gu and Suji Yan, published the “Anti-996 License,” which requires any company that uses the project's software to comply with local labor laws as well as International Labour Organization standards,...
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Climate change master plan needs to be on India's electoral agenda   
April 05, 2019
Source: New Kerala - In October last year, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) warned that the environment is worsening at a faster pace than originally projected and that unless major changes are made by 2040 there will be...
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The Agro-Food Complex and Climate Change: Veganism or a Green New Deal'   
April 05, 2019
Source: Socialist Project - Humanity is standing on the brink of catastrophic climate change. The 2018 Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that “without societal transformation and rapid implementation of...
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5 Groundbreaking Companies Committed To Making Business More Responsible   
April 05, 2019
Source: Forbes - The result was the UN Global Compact, a framework designed to guide companies in their efforts to lessen their impact on the earth’s ecosystem. Today the UN Global Compact has 13,000 corporate participants, all of which are...
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Nordic countries an inspiration for the ILO   
April 05, 2019
Source: ILO - So warm congratulations to everybody on that collective agreement. Dear colleagues, it is the Centenary of the International Labour Organization. We have decided to place the future of the work rather than our own history at the...
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International course on the role of the legal affairs officer in united nations field missions   
April 05, 2019
Source: ReliefWeb - Legal Practice in United Nations Peacekeeping and Field Missions is very specialised and of very wide scope, requiring – in addition to a solid academic and practice legal background – command ...
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SDG Knowledge Weekly: Water and Linkages to Data, Businesses and Countries   
April 05, 2019
Source: climate-l.iisd.org - Ahead of World Water Day, marked on 22 March, the UN published its annual report on the state and role of water in sustainable development. Reflecting on the theme of this year’s Day, “leaving no one behind,”...
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Toledoans to speak at United Nations Earth Day Conference   
April 05, 2019
Source: WTOL - TOLEDO (WTOL) - Two local representatives from Toledoans for clean water have been invited to speak at a United Nations Earth Day conference. They were the leaders of the Lake Erie Bill of rights which passed in February and I...
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