United Nations Initiatives
Modern Day Slavery Reaches a Far Corner of the World   
April 01, 2020
Source: Inter Press Service - After an exhaustive study of modern-day slavery, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded there are over 40 million people who are victims of slavery, including 25 million in forced labour and 15 million...
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Coronavirus the worst global crisis since World War II: United Nations chief   
April 01, 2020
Source: The Raw Story - The New York-based United Nations was founded at the end of the war in 1945 and has 193 member states. “A stronger and more effective response… is only possible in solidarity if everybody comes together and if we...
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United Nations urges cease-fire in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 concerns   
April 01, 2020
Source: Marine Corps Times - Blood stains the ground at the scene after a Feb. 26 bomb explosion in Kabul. The U.N. is urging warring parties in the country to follow a cease-fire to ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country. (Rahmat Gu/AP)...
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Fast Fashion and Environmental Discourses   
April 01, 2020
Source: Medium - One of the targets of the goal 12 (responsible consumption and production) of the sustainable development goal is to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling ...
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SDG16: Fostering peace, justice and strong institutions in a world under duress   
April 01, 2020
Source: Business Green - Smith agrees, saying many companies are trying to unify their voices for more transparent and fair regulation and enforcement. He advises the UN Global Compact, a UN body working with businesses around the world to help them...
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Decision time: quarantine spells dilemma for domestic workers in Latin America   
April 01, 2020
Source: Yahoo! News - In 2016, there were an estimated 18 million domestic workers in Latin America, more than nine out of 10 of them women, according to a report by the International Labour Organization. The vast majority of those workers were in the...
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Meridian Energy Group, Inc. Announces Agreement with Pinkerton as Security and Risk Management Provider for the Davis Refinery   
April 01, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - HOUSTON and BELFIELD, N.D., March 31, 2020 -- Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading innovator in the petroleum refining industry, announced today that the company has.
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Commentary: Let private sector build network of charging stations   
April 01, 2020
Source: Times Union - In Ohio, state senators recently introduced a bill to provide a sales tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles and a $1,000 sales tax credit for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations.
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Paralyzing trade over COVID-19 could endanger global food security — UN experts   
April 01, 2020
Source: philstar.com - “Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods,” the World Health Organization, World Trade Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
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Tencent and United Nations announce global...   
April 01, 2020
Source: Benzinga.com - Tencent (00700.HK) and the United Nations (UN) today announced a new and innovative global partnership for the UN's 75th
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