United Nations Initiatives
College of Architecture and Urban Studies hires a new professor, an acclaimed architect-activist   
February 25, 2019
Source: Collegiate Times - The team’s most notable achievements include designing an ecological and futuristic house called the Villa Nurbs in Empuriabrava as well as an “urban retrofitting” called the Millennium Project in Valladolid....
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Food insecurity is a legitimate basis for seeking asylum   
February 25, 2019
Source: The Hill - In its most recent “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated that more than 821 million people are ...
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Letters: More transparency needed in Halfmoon Township; Trump is the real crisis   
February 25, 2019
Source: Centre Daily Times - This may come as a shock, especially considering that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations lists the amount needed to end global poverty at $265 billion per year. If the American government invested a...
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UN chief launches global push against hate speech   
February 25, 2019
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - Guterres targeted his rebuke at the vast campaign he said was mobilised against the UN's Global Compact on Migration, a non-binding text that aimed to set out best practices for managing refugee and migrant flows. "We have seen...
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How to help victims of sex trafficking start new lives   
February 25, 2019
Source: KCTV5 News - (CNN) -- About 4.8 million people worldwide -- roughly the population of Ireland -- became victims of sex trafficking in 2016, according to the International Labour Organization. Sex trafficking is commercial sex induced by...
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ZTE and Qualcomm Technologies Demonstrate Live 5G Services Based on 5G End-to-end Commercial Equipment   
February 25, 2019
Source: The Business Journals - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm incorporated, registered in the...
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Implementing Equator principles has enhanced role of project financing; sustainable development now key   
February 25, 2019
Source: The Financial Express - The Equator Principles is a risk-management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project financing, and is intended to provide a minimum standard...
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Global Reporting Initiative Summary Report   
February 25, 2019
Source: fortress.wa.gov - Description “The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental, and social sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive...
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Global strategy to combat hate speech launched by UN   
February 25, 2019
Source: SBS - Mr Guterres targeted his rebuke at the vast campaign he said was mobilised against the UN's Global Compact on Migration, a non-binding text that aimed to set out best practices for managing refugee and migrant flows. "We have...
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Qatar takes part in 56th Paris International Agricultural Show   
February 24, 2019
Source: The Peninsula - The Minister also met with Catherine Jesselin-Lanel, the candidate of France and the European Union, for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Paris International...
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