UN says 140 million females `missing’ due to son preference

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:57:54 +0000

UNITED NATIONS: More than 140 million females are considered “missing” today because of a preference for sons over daughters and extreme neglect of young girls leading to their death, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in its annual report released on Tuesday. The agency, known as UNFPA, also said 1 in 5 marriages that […]

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UN Special Representative Damilola Ogunbiyi & Her Lifelong Fight For Sustainable Energy For All

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:27:48 +0000

Damilola Ogunbiyi As well as being the Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of world renowned international organization Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). Damilola is a globally respected leader with a broad and diverse international background

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China to join UN arms trade treaty, ‘enhance’ world peace

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:21:26 +0000

BEIJING: China will join a global pact to regulate arms sales that has been rejected by the United States, with Beijing saying Monday it is committed to efforts to “enhance peace and stability” in the world. The Communist Party leadership’s top legislative body voted Saturday to adopt a decision on joining the UN Arms Trade […]

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UN calls for expanded digital cooperation

Credit to Author: Xinhua| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:18:35 +0000

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has presented a set of recommended actions for the international community to help ensure all people are connected, respected, and protected in the digital age. “To fully reap its benefits and contain potential harms we must ensure the digital age is defined by increased international cooperation,” said […]

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Palace: PH values freedom of speech but won’t tolerate misinformation

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 06:05:47 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is upholding the freedom of speech and expression of every Filipino, but will not tolerate the spread of misinformation, especially amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis, a Palace official said. “This government values every Filipino’s freedom of speech and expression, knowing that they are truly vital toward a free flow […]

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Audi’s New “Mission:Zero” — Protecting Natural Habitats & Biodiversity

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 01:50:09 +0000

Audi has been a member of the “Biodiversity in Good Company” initiative for a solid 5 years. In honor of that, Volkswagen Group has shared numerous projects to preserve biodiversity that have been implemented at Audi sites

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US failed to block UN virus vaccine resolution

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 03:29:38 +0000

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly has demanded equal access for any future COVID-19 vaccine but its seeming unanimity was a fluke. The United States in fact opposed the resolution but acted too late to stop it, diplomats say. The 193 members of the General Assembly adopted by consensus Monday a resolution led by Mexico […]

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