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UNODC Executive Director calls for renewed action against organized crime, human trafficking and illicit firearms through Palermo Convention

VIENNA, 15 October (UN Information Service) – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opened the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime today, urging governments to strengthen cooperative action against shared challenges. The opening session was also addressed

International Panel Calls for End to Global War on Fossil Fuels

OCTOBER 5, 2018 – More than 100 leading scholars from 12 countries have issued a report contending “the global war on fossil fuels … was never founded on sound science or economics” and urging the world’s policymakers to “acknowledge this truth and end that war.” The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), an independent

Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

1 June 2018 | GENEVA: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes

EUROFER condemns US tariffs; calls for broad, comprehensive safeguards to swiftly counter ‘Section 232 effect’

Brussels, 31 May 2018 – US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced that the US’ Section 232 tariffs will now hit EU steel. As of 1 June, the EU will face a 25% tariff on its exports of the metal to the US. The European Steel Association (EUROFER) condemns the US action and calls on

PMI India calls for nominations for PMI India Awards 2018

Highest recognition for projects across industries in the country Mumbai, March 05, 2018: Project Management Institute (PMI) India, the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, has announced nominations for PMI India Awards 2018. PMI has been administering these awards in India since 2009 to honor excellence in the project management

INCB calls for greater investment in drug treatment services, as the vast majority of drug users lack access to treatment

In its 2017 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB): Highlights that the need for treatment and rehabilitation largely outstrips the availability of services Urges Governments to place more emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation rather than just focusing on prevention Calls on Governments to invest in treatment and rehabilitation services, with particular attention to

As Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight, Global Zero Calls for Emergency Action to Stop Nuclear War

Moments ago, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved its iconic Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, signaling the increased likelihood of a global existential catastrophe. The Clock now stands at two minutes to midnight, meeting the previous high-water mark set in 1953, the year after the United States and the Soviet Union first tested

World’s largest anti-corruption event ends, calls for a future free of this poisonous crime

Closing of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP7) to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) stresses how anti-corruption efforts can  protect the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and on handing the baton over to the Eighth Session, to be held in Dubai, in 2019. Vienna, 10 November 2017 (UN Information Service)

Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

Des Moines, Iowa, October 20, 2017 – African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa,

Blueair calls for urgent action on air pollution following UNICEF report that toxic air quality is killing 600,000 children aged under five every year

Blueair AB – Oct 31, 2016 07:32 GMT UNICEF says outdoor and indoor air pollution are killing 600,000 under-fives every year around the world. Stockholm, Sweden, October 31, 2016 – Urgent action needs to be taken now across the world to reduce the impact of air pollution on the lives of children, said Swedish business