United Nations Initiatives
Solvay S.A.: Publication of 2019 Solvay Annual Integrated Report and Report on Payment to Governments   
April 01, 2020
Source: Finanznachrichten - Please note that the digital version of the Annual Integrated Report with the full "Understanding Solvay" section and the full Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index will be available on April 7, 2020. Solvay today also...
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Amid Europe's lockdowns, no safety net for millions in black economy   
April 01, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Bricklayer Salvatore La Barbera is worried that in a matter of days his family of four will run out of food and, with Italy locked down by coronavirus, there is no way he can earn money to buy more. "Working in the black market...
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Duterte presses on with 'drug war' despite coronavirus lockdown   
April 01, 2020
Source: Al Jazeera English - "All my years in Cebu, we've never experienced anything like this," said the longtime Cebu resident and native of Denmark, who previously worked with the International Labour Organization. Among the most recent incidents she...
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Cover Story: How bad can it get   
April 01, 2020
Source: The Edge on MSN.com - IN January last year, legendary investor Jim Rogers predicted that a commodity boom was unlikely to happen for a while since “world economic problems are coming within a year or so”. “We will soon have the worst...
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Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2517 (2020), Security Council Maintains Force Levels of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur   
April 01, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - On 30 March 2020, the Security Council decided unanimously that the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) will maintain its current troop and police ceilings until 31 May 2020. By terms of resolution...
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The Latest: United Nations urges cease-fire in Afghanistan   
April 01, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. — Trump says following social-distancing guidelines a “matter of life and death.” — U.
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United Nations partners with Tencent to host global meetings online   
April 01, 2020
Source: ZDNet - The United Nations (UN) has announced its plan to use tech from China's Tencent to host online conversations, with the COVID-19 outbreak preventing these from taking place in person. Using VooV Meeting, the international version...
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CSR-in-Action Anchors Sustainable Business Practice in Nigeria: Prepares 2019 Benchmarking Reports with Ernst & Young   
April 01, 2020
Source: Vanguard - the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards and to promote corporate contribution to Nigeria’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Report has enjoyed impressive acceptance by both local...
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A food crisis looms as coronavirus forces farms to stay idle and countries hoard supplies   
March 31, 2020
Source: CNBC - The coronavirus outbreak could affect food security as the global pandemic disrupts labor availability and the supply chain.
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Food Supply Is the Next Virus Headache   
March 31, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Measures to slow the spread are disrupting processing, transport and farm labor. A global crisis can still be averted.
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