Sunday, July 15, 2018

Apple is spending millions to clean up #China's #environment

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Except for the words, nothing changes BBC News - BBC pay: Men still dominate star salaries list

#Transparency Int'l: "Today is the African Anti-Corruption Day, declared by the @_AfricanUnion. How can we beat #corruption in #Africa? Here’s what we’ve asked them to do:"

IIoT World: "In Europe, 27% of #energygeneration already comes from #renewables. An interesting read: #digitalization of #powergeneration in times of transition. #ABBPGW #Industry40 #iioT #digitalTransformation #bigdata #analytics #abb_ability @fogoros @HaroldSinnott…"

Naciones Unidas: ""Hoy, comprometámonos a basarnos en el ejemplo de altruismo, tolerancia y sentido de propósito compartido de Nelson Mandela" - vicesecretaria general @AminaJMohammed sobre #Mandela100…" "The world’s richest regions, such as North America and Europe, are not only increasing their forest area. They have more forests than they did prior to industrialization."

Naciones Unidas: "La #contaminación atmosférica puede resultar mortal. Es la causa de: - 25% de muertes por cardiopatías - 34% de muertes por accidentes cerebrovasculares - 36% de muertes por cáncer de pulmón ¡Detengamos a este asesino invisible! #RespiraLaVida ➡️…"

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

World Refugee Day 20 June

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

See full Press Release.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

@Transparency Int'l: "3 Lessons learned from the 5th Norwegian #Anticorruption Conference in #Oslo. By @laurenebnd >…"

@OECD: "By 2050, 70% of the world #population will live in #urban areas. #Cities will need to tackle significant environmental, economic & social challenges associated w/ #UrbanSprawl ➡️…"

United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 19 June

2018 Theme: “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”

The effects of conflict-related sexual violence echo across generations, through trauma, stigma, poverty, poor health and unwanted pregnancy. The children whose existence emanates from that violence have been labelled “bad blood” or “children of the enemy”, and alienated from their mother’s social group. Children conceived through rape in wartime often struggle with issues of identity and belonging for decades after the end of war. They are rarely accepted by society, and unsafe abortion remains a leading cause of maternal mortality in conflict-affected settings.

The stigma associated with sexual violence can have life-long, and sometimes lethal, repercussions for both survivors and children conceived through rape. Socioeconomic reintegration support, aimed to alleviate stigma and mend the social fabric, should therefore infuse all post-conflict reconstruction and recovery efforts.

See full Press Release.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How do we solve the problem of protecting the ocean? I share my thoughts here:

World Day Against Child Labour 12 June

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by world leaders in 2015, include a renewed global commitment to ending child labour. Specifically, target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community to: "Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms."

See full Press Release.

Our #oceans are in crisis – here are 5 things we can do to save them #environment

World Day Against Child Labour 2018

World Day Against Child Labour june 12th

Monday, June 11, 2018

Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our #oceans, and how we can solve them | World Economic Forum

‘We face a global emergency’ over #oceans: #UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event | UN News

How #tech is saving the #environment | Virgin

ONU Medio Ambiente: "Una nueva economía del #plástico ayudará a lograr un #EstilodeVidaSostenible. Para ello requerimos: 🔹Fabricar productos de plástico más fáciles de reciclar. 🔸Crear mercados viables para éstos. #SinContaminación…"

Los bosques 🌳🌳🌳🌳 son el hogar del 80% de la biodiversidad del planeta. ¡Luchemos contra la deforestación!:…