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05. – INDUSTRY

CAMBODIA / MINIMUM WAGES

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said global garment brands that source their products from Cambodia should play a part in helping the industry absorb the new minimum wage of US$ 128 per month. ILO

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

The members of the Security Council welcomed the progress made in the area of the total elimination of chemical weapons outside Syria. At the same time, they expressed their concern regarding the need of the destruction of twelve residual fabrication facilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS

At an international forum discussing Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Sudan-born mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, called on businesses not to shy away from the forum and to embrace their responsibilities. OHCHR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

VIENNA / UNIDO FORUM

Participants of the second UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Forum emphasized that technical assistance, such as that delivered by UNIDO in many regions of the world, has already made a concrete impact on the ground and continues to be a crucial mechanism for enhancing development and progress. UNIDO-LINX

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is impacting food security in the country as the economy slows down due to the threat of spreading the virus. Markets are suffering and the availability of goods and food stuffs is shrinking. UNDP

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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