United Nations Initiatives
Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide: It threatens biodiversity and human survival.   
June 11, 2019
Source: BusinessMirror - Some air pollution facts from United Nations Environment Programme (Unep): It causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Indoor air pollution kills 4.3 million people every year. It damages crops.
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Congress approves urban and health plans   
June 11, 2019
Source: ReliefWeb - The World Meteorological Congress has endorsed an ambitious plan to improve the tailored information and services on weather, climate, water, and related environmental risks to human health and ...
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Trees and the laws of supply and demand   
June 11, 2019
Source: Corporate Knights - Worldwide, Interpol and the United Nations Environment Programme estimate the value of the yearly trade in illegal harvested timber at between US$30 billion and $100 billion, or 10-30% of global wood trade. About 7.3 million...
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United Nations Campaign Launches War on Plastics in The Oceans   
June 11, 2019
Source: Al Bawaba News - "From plastic straws to plastic bags, we all are at the frontline of efforts to #BeatPlasticPollution." World Oceans Day kicked off on Saturday as a reminder of the major role oceans have in everyday life. This year, the UN...
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SC Johnson and the United Nations Association of the USA Bring Acclaimed Anti-Human Trafficking Film to Global Leadership Summit   
June 11, 2019
Source: Benzinga.com - WASHINGTON and RACINE, Wis., June 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson and the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) will host a screening today of the acclaimed film "Love Sonia," the story of a...
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United Nations warns of high civilian casualties in Afghanistan   
June 11, 2019
Source: Upi.com - June 10 (UPI) --Terrorists "deliberately and knowingly targeted" civilians during the holy month of Ramadan resulting in a high number of innocent people killed, the United Nations said Monday. The United Nations urged all...
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Pick n Pay boss earned R32m in year to March   
June 11, 2019
Source: businesslive.co.za - Richard Brasher was the former head of Tesco in the UK who is credited with turning around the SA grocery retailer since joining in 2013 Standard Bank is being asked to disclose no more information than it has already committed...
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GPS SmartSoles Expand Distribution Throughout Scandinavian Countries and Featured at Dementia Days Conference in Copenhagen   
June 11, 2019
Source: Omaha - GTX Corp is an equal opportunity employer with a history of employing a diverse workforce and US veterans; makes many of its products in the USA, is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and Trust 2 Protect partnership....
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Public protector uses social media to announce status of probes   
June 11, 2019
Source: businesslive.co.za - Shares in the troubled maker of Bettaway vitamins have slumped on debt concerns and forced share sales by a former director Standard Bank is being asked to disclose no more information than it has already committed to by adopting...
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Language matters when the Earth is in the midst of a climate crisis   
June 08, 2019
Source: Phys.org - The recent scientific Special Report on the impacts of 1.5C of global warming of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded: "Limiting global warming to 1.5C would require ...
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