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“The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries-General”
“The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries-General”
10/20/2018 9:52:04 AM
If you were asked to name each of the United Nations’ Secretaries-General, could you do so? And would you be able to provide any specifics as to what each one actually did during their tenure? Lucia Mouat’s “The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries-General” begins with the United Nations’ purpose, history and the role of the secretary …
United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing
United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing
10/18/2018 5:59:43 AM
Virginity testing — a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse — must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Aon welcomes Government consultation on CDC schemes
Aon welcomes Government consultation on CDC schemes
10/18/2018 4:57:46 AM
Aon, the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has commented on the publication by the Work and Pensions Committee of the Government’s response to its report on Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes.    Kevin Wesbroom, senior partner at Aon, said: “It is excellent news that the Government …
It’s time to move from words to actions on an equal partnership with Africa
It’s time to move from words to actions on an equal partnership with Africa
10/17/2018 6:42:48 AM
ONE calls EU leaders to increase aid in the EU’s next long-term budget Ahead of the next European Council meeting, ONE is calling EU leaders to start building up a new partnership with Africa on equal footing. One key element to set off this partnership is that EU leaders commit to fulfill the 0.7% ODA/GNI target by 2030.
Howard U. graduate uses Washington Times sports column, new BookSquint summary to educate the public on 50th anniversary of protest at Mexico City Olympics
Howard U. graduate uses Washington Times sports column, new BookSquint summary to educate the public on 50th anniversary of protest at Mexico City Olympics
10/16/2018 12:11:13 PM
On October 16, 1968, U.S. sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith stepped onto the podium and stepped into the history books, giving a “Black Power” salute that ranks among the most iconic photographs in world history.
The 3 PRH Books Barack Obama Recommends You Read Before Election Day
The 3 PRH Books Barack Obama Recommends You Read Before Election Day
10/15/2018 1:11:12 PM
Former President  Barack Obama  posted a message on his  Facebook page  on Friday, October 12, that began, “I wanted to share a handful of books and articles that speak to the current political moment and something I’ve been talking about around the country this fall.” Among the books that Obama has read and recommends that everyone consider reading before Election Day on …
Greenpeace activists block coal trade event to urge coal exit
Greenpeace activists block coal trade event to urge coal exit
10/15/2018 5:39:20 AM
The World Coal Leaders Network 2018 meeting was disrupted by 17 Greenpeace activists from Spain, France and Slovenia who peacefully protested the continued use of coal and demanded its rapid phase-out.
IOC creates Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020
IOC creates Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020
10/10/2018 8:06:52 AM
The IOC Session has mandated Olympic Solidarity to establish the conditions for participation and define the identification and selection process of the team.
Changes to Barnet’s recycling and waste collections
Changes to Barnet’s recycling and waste collections
10/8/2018 3:38:13 AM
Residents should look out for a leaflet through their letterbox from the council, arriving before the end of the month, which explains the service changes and includes a calendar setting out the new collection day.
New Scientific Report Confirms Urgent Need to Cut Climate Pollution
New Scientific Report Confirms Urgent Need to Cut Climate Pollution
10/8/2018 2:52:09 AM
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report that details the dramatic consequences of current and future climate change, and identifies the benefits of limiting global warming as much as possible.
Mipcom Diversify Tv Excellence Awards Nominees Unveiled
Mipcom Diversify Tv Excellence Awards Nominees Unveiled
10/5/2018 9:44:18 AM
Reed MIDEM announces the 21 nominees for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2018 and details of the MIPCOM Diversity and Inclusion programme.
Coal shunned in Korea as IPCC meets to finalise 1.5 degrees report
Coal shunned in Korea as IPCC meets to finalise 1.5 degrees report
10/4/2018 10:37:17 AM
In response to news that South Korea’s Chungcheongnam-do province has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance and two South Korean pension funds, Teachers Pension and Government Employees Pension System, have announced an end to coal financing, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan, said: “These decisions inspire real hope that we will act in time to …
Aviation Marks Ten Years of Emissions Strategy, Reaffirms Carbon Commitments
Aviation Marks Ten Years of Emissions Strategy, Reaffirms Carbon Commitments
10/3/2018 12:02:49 PM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions.
Batya Casper writes a Historical Novel About Three Sisters and their loved-ones caught in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Batya Casper writes a Historical Novel About Three Sisters and their loved-ones caught in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
10/3/2018 7:00:00 AM
Israeli-American author Batya Casper offers perspectives on the conflict in her historical novel. “Israela” presents the lives of three women living in Israel, each embroiled in the conflict in her own way.
The Evil of Politics – Fated to Corrupt
The Evil of Politics – Fated to Corrupt
10/2/2018 2:17:41 PM
A history of erratic legislative action and unpredictable executive leadership stopped as brutal killings of Duty Man happened. With the head gone, people joined forces to judge to irresponsible government through expunging corrupt officials and oppressive police agencies.
CTA Encouraged by Tech Provisions in New NAFTA
CTA Encouraged by Tech Provisions in New NAFTA
10/2/2018 11:21:30 AM
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) regarding the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “President Trump is making strong progress on reworking our trade agreements to support U.S.
Assad R. Wright Crafts a Page-Turning and Suspenseful Action Tale for Action Novel Fans of All Ages
Assad R. Wright Crafts a Page-Turning and Suspenseful Action Tale for Action Novel Fans of All Ages
10/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
Assad R. Wright pens a novel that puts all the elements of an action thriller novel into one great read. Every page is packed with the right amount of suspense, adventure, excitements and explosive scenes that will surely excite readers of all ages.
WPP announces industry-leading partnership with UN Women to help achieve gender equality through the power of creativity
WPP announces industry-leading partnership with UN Women to help achieve gender equality through the power of creativity
9/28/2018 7:57:06 AM
Coinciding with the UN Women’s Private Sector and Philanthropic Leaders’ SDG-5 Summit, WPP announced their industry-leading collaboration with UN Women.
Beyond Bags, Bottles and Straws: New Partnership to Tackle Plastic Waste from Source to Sea
Beyond Bags, Bottles and Straws: New Partnership to Tackle Plastic Waste from Source to Sea
9/24/2018 1:13:46 PM
· A new partnership is bringing businesses, international donors, national and local government, community groups and world-class experts together to collaborate on beating plastic pollution · The Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) will translate commitments into action by fast-tracking circular economy solutions in coastal countries battling plastic waste · The …
Time for a ban on deforestation for palm oil, not a moratorium, says Greenpeace
Time for a ban on deforestation for palm oil, not a moratorium, says Greenpeace
9/24/2018 1:57:48 AM
Indonesia’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has partially frozen new palm oil concessions in Indonesia for the next three years. [1] The moratorium only applies to land controlled by the Ministry of Forestry and does not cover land controlled by regional government or forest within existing palm oil concessions – leaving millions of hectares of rainforest and peatland …

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