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From the Garden to the Glass House by Abdelkader K Abbadi

Feb 5, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Former UN Director publishes a new and timely book (2016) Former UN Director of Political Affairs, Abdelkader Abbadi, has just published his second book titled, “From the Garden to the Glass House” with a revealing subtitle, “An Undiplomatic Look at the United Nations”. In this book, Dr Abbadi relates various aspects of his inside experience in the world organization over a period of nearly a half century. Viewing the organization from the angle of an executive officer, a diplomat, an author and journalist, Abbadi reveals a number of previously untold stories within the organization. (Amazon) – This is a true [Read More]

Young people and the sustainable development goals: (Un)employment at the heart of the 2016 Youth Forum

Feb 5, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The International Labor Organization launches a Global Initiative on Decent Jobs NEW YORK, 3 February 2016 – Unemployment. But also poverty, climate change, inequality. On February 1 to 2, the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. Hundreds of youth leaders met with President of the 54-member body Oh Joon and other UN officials to discuss how their generation can promote and advocate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda approved by Member States last year. On the first day of the Forum, an initiative promoted [Read More]

2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk

Jan 30, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, January 27 More than 500 global investors gathered today at the United Nations to begin mobilizing the trillions of dollars needed to catalyse the global clean energy transition. Speaking just days after scientists confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year on record, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged investors to help achieve a doubling in global clean energy investments by 2020. Ban said, “I call on the investor community to build on the strong momentum from Paris and seize the opportunities for clean energy growth. I challenge investors to double – at a minimum – their clean energy investments by [Read More]

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