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Hope and Opportunities for Youth Seen as Keys to Combat Radicalization

People from all walks of society need to contribute to help provide opportunity and hope for young people Schools, sporting organizations, places of worship, prisons and social media deserve special attention World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, taking place in Jordan on 6-7 April, brings together more than 1,000 leaders of

UAE Takes Lead on Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Crises in the Middle East

United Arab Emirates targets 50% clean energy by 2050, as renewables become as cheap as natural gas; commits $1 million to circular economy initiative of World Economic Forum 60% of EBRD’s investments in the Middle East are in green projects; EBRD green investments to date total $30 billion, cutting 100 million tonnes of carbon emissions

Major New UN Report Calls for Overhaul of Global Financial System

VIENNA/NEW YORK, 4 April (UN Information Service) – Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report, warning that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to

McAfee Announces Global Pay Parity Achievement, Closing Gender Gap Companywide

First Cybersecurity Company to Recognize and Reward Women and Men Equally SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 2, 2019 – McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced that it has achieved global gender pay parity and is the first cybersecurity company to do so. “At McAfee, we value the innovation, creativity, and strategic problem-solving that flourish

Red Dot: Junior Award – Career opportunity for upcoming communication designers

Essen/Germany, 2 April 2019 The entry phase for the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019 will be open up until and including 28 June. Part of the international competition is the Red Dot: Junior Award, which is geared to trainees, students and young professionals who have graduated within the past two years. In


Cloud computing in India is currently estimated to be USD 2.5 billion in 2018, dominated by IaaS & SaaS India’s cloud market is expected to grow at a rate of ~30% (CAGR), and is estimated to touch over USD 7 Billion in 2022, i.e., 3-times the current market Cloud spending in India is second highest

Finnish citizens propose Climate Change Education for legitimate school subject

As climate school strikes take place around the world, policy makers look for adequate responses to the generations who will suffer the consequences of climate change. Meanwhile, a citizens’ initiative in Finland proposes Climate Change Education for a school subject. If the initiative manages to collect 50,000 signatures from private citizens, it will proceed to

IMO infographic highlights benefits of IMO 2020 sulphur rule

The main type of “bunker” oil for ships is heavy fuel oil, derived as a residue from crude oil distillation. Crude oil contains sulphur which, following combustion in the engine, ends up in ship emissions. Sulphur oxides (SOx) are known to be harmful to human health, causing respiratory symptoms and lung disease. In the atmosphere,

From Camel Milk Antibodies to Halal Investment Platforms to the Region’s First Unicorn – Here are the 100 Arab Start-ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum and the Bahrain Economic Development Board are presenting the 100 most exciting start-ups of the Arab World. The start-ups have been selected out of almost 400 applications and are representing 17 countries and sectors such as education, energy, environment, finance, health, media and mobility The entrepreneurs will benefit from a tailored

Italy will contribute 35% of Europe’s new-build underground gas storage capacity in 2023, says GlobalData

Italy is expected to add around 249 billion cubic feet (bcf) of underground gas storage capacity between 2019 and 2023, from 14 planned and announced underground gas storage sites, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report: ‘Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in Europe to 2023 – Capacity and Capital