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Global Green New Deal needed to deliver on 2030 Agenda

Geneva, Sep (Kanaga Raja) – A Global Green New Deal is needed to reverse the polarization of income within and across countries, create a stable financial system that serves the productive economy, mitigate the threats and seize the opportunities associated with new technologies, and undertake massive investments in clean energy, transportation and food systems. Read More »

Global requests for SSR for airline passengers nearly double

• Little-known SSR code, DPNA 1, can be used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance • Many airlines offer support to meet passengers’ individual needs once alerted via the SSR code • Use of the code on flights booked through Travelport has increased 89% since the launch of its Travel Unified ... Read More »

Why we support Global Climate Strike: 4 Mayors C40 cities

20 September 2019 — Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo; Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio; Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen today released the following statement in support of the Global Climate Strikes called for September 20th. Why we support the Global Climate Strikes Read More »

Global Day of Action for Amazon Sept 5

September 3, 2019 ipmsdl_admin Categories: Events Amazon Rainforest is burning, and the world will not take it sitting down. This September 5, the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the whole world in calling for immediate action to stop the Amazon fire. Read More »

Trend Micro nurtures global cybersecurity talent development

Global Capture the Flag provides real-world ethical hacking experience in the most critical areas for stopping attacks today Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 3 September 2019 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced its fifth annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. The Trend Micro CTF 2019 — Raimund Genes ... Read More »

‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India

Culture Desk Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including the documentary titled ‘Hasina: A Daughters Tale’, which is a Biopic of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘Hasina: a Daughter’s Tale’ ... Read More »

Don’t recall Apollo 11? Global festivities have you covered

Dhaka, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) – You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. There’s no shortage of events and exhibits celebrating the historic moon landing. Museums, galleries, concert halls, movie theatres and towns with an Apollo 11 connection ... Read More »

Global FDI flows fall for third consecutive year

Geneva, 13 Jun (Kanaga Raja) – Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 13 percent in 2018 to $1.3 trillion, the third consecutive year of a decline in FDI, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. In its World Investment Report 2019, UNCTAD said that the decline was mainly due to large-scale repatriations of accumulated ... Read More »

Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: survey

US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday. The brand value of Amazon surged by 52 percent to $315 billion, global market research agency Kantar said in its 2019 100 Top BrandZ report. Amazon jumped from third to first place to eclipse Google — ... Read More »

Class analyst: Global income inequality

By Chris Wellisz Washington DC, May 24 2019 (IPS) – As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading “Down with the Red bourgeoisie!” Milanovic, who now teaches economics at the City University of New York, recalls wondering whether his ... Read More »

Global hunger threatening families because of climate change

By Siddharth Chatterjee Nairobi, Kenya, May 2019 (IPS) – There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk. Today 15 May, ... Read More »

Canada experiencing warming at twice global level

Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. With the effects most pronounced in the country’s north, according to a new government report cited by local media Monday. Average temperatures have risen by 1.7 degrees Celsius (3.1 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1948, or about double the global average of 0.8 degrees Celsius, and “will warm ... Read More »

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour environmental campaign

New York’s Empire State Building, Egypt’s pyramids, London’s Big Ben and Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue were . The world’s most renowned monuments plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet’s vanishing plant and animal life. The 13th edition of Earth Hour, organized ... Read More »

Reflections on achieving global education goals

Amina J. Mohammed New York – Throughout my life, I have seen the power of education. I have witnessed how quality education for all can support the creation of dynamic economies and help to sustain peace, prosperity, and stability. I have also observed how education instills in individuals, no matter their circumstances, a strong sense of self, as well as ... Read More »

Asian countries dominate in passport power in 2019

Japan goes into the new year holding the 1st place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. In a further display of Asian passport power, Singapore and South Korea now sit in joint 2nd place, with access to 189 destinations around the globe. Germany and France remain in 3rd place going into 2019, with ... Read More »

Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa. “Limiting warming to 1.5° C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes,” said Jim Skea, cochair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III. Read More »