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UN launch $1.68 billion DR Congo aid appeal

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 02:23 PM
18 January 2018 – Warning of a “dramatic deterioration” in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding ... Read more...

Improved economy boosts air-traveller numbers worldwide

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 02:13 PM
18 January 2018 – A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thursday, highlighting that the fastest growth was seen among low-cost carriers. Read more...

Near-record temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather - UN

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:59 PM
18 January 2018 – The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound ... Read more...

War on Plastic: Attenborough, Britain and Environment

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:54 PM
Few documentaries have had quite this impact, so much so that it has ushered in the unfortunate combination of war and plastic, two terms that sit uneasily together, if at all. Tears were recorded; anxiety levels were propelled as Sir David Attenborough ... Read more...

Doha: UNGA President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:50 PM
18 January 2018 – Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle. Read more...

Shareholders Push New Chevron CEO For Answers on Ecuador

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:48 PM
Chevron’s shareholders have never been reluctant to question the company’s management of its liability for its oil pollution in Ecuador. And they do so in significant numbers. Read more...

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:33 PM
18 January 2018 – Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue ... Read more...

Iceland leads the way on closing gender pay gap

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:29 PM
GENEVA (18 January 2018) – Iceland is setting the world an example on equal pay for work of equal value which other States should follow, according to UN human rights experts. Read more...

Dr. Ashrawi meets with a student delegation

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:28 PM
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with graduate students from the Conflict Management Program at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah and welcomed them to ... Read more...

Protected areas threatened by overexploitation .

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:27 PM
Protected areas across the world are most threatened by unsustainable resource use and human disturbance, a new study has found . Read more...
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