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With only a few months before the 70th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the United Nations has renewed its appeal for the universal ratification of the Convention. This is meant to encourage...
French
As the United Nations intervention brigade takes up positions to confront armed rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, expectations are high among some Congolese that perhaps this time the troops will get the job done,...
French
Promoting the rule of law at national and international level is at the very heart of the global mission of the United Nations. The rule of law is fundamental to achieving a durable peace in the aftermath of conflict, to the protection of human...
  • 15 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Forests, lakes, rivers and fertile land provide income and employment for many men and women living in Africa. But unsustainable use of these resources can trap them in poverty. One way to reduce poverty and catalyse change is by producing and using...
  • 17 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
In homes and workplaces, schools and hospitals, technologies such as boilers and air-conditioners consume vast amounts of energy. Indeed, half the energy buildings use is for heating and cooling and most of this comes from fossil fuels, burned in...
  • 17 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Cities depend on their surrounding bio-physical landscape, utilising goods and services provided to urban populations from ecosystems. These include provisioning services such as food and water; regulating services such as climate and flood control;...
  • 14 Mar 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Rapid economic growth is greatly increasing the generation of hazardous and other waste: it is projected to reach 27 billion tons worldwide by 2050. Its movement across boundaries is also on the rise across much of Asia and Africa despite the fact...
  • 14 Mar 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Violations of environmental law, including environmental crimes, can undermine sustainable development and the achievement of agreed goals and objectives at all levels. Though hundreds of treaties, national laws and regulations exist to address...
  • 17 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Every 30 seconds someone dies in a road crash. That’s over 1.2 million people every year dying on the world’s roads. The World Health Organization’s Global Road Safety Report of 2015 shows that, worst still, half of these deaths are vulnerable road...
  • 14 Mar 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 1
Law is one of the most effective means of addressing environmental crime. UN Environment is working with countries around the world to strengthen laws and institutions so that criminal acts in violation of environmental laws can be addressed at...
  • 15 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Human well-being and wealth are not only determined by economic activity but also by the services we get from nature. Gross Domestic Product measures economic transactions, regardless of whether they are positive or negative for human well-being or a...
  • 17 May 2018
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Pages: 2
Maskbook is an artistic initiative which invites people to take an ordinary dust or pollution mask and transform it from a symbol of fear into a symbol of hope. Chinese artist and photographer Wen Fang gave the initiative its name: “In China, since...
A long and damaging dispute between state and federal authorities in Nigeria over the safety of UN-supplied polio vaccines may be nearing an end. The progress follows the personal intervention of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his Special...
French
Could the world witness another mass slaughter like the one that claimed hundreds of thousands of Rwandans a decade ago? As commemorative meetings were held across the globe on 7 April to mark the tenth anniversary of that genocide, many speeches...
French
With United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as a guest at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in his first month in office in January 2017, and then again this January past, the UN is signaling a new era of partnership with...
Reporting back from a trip to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations deputy secretary- general Amina Mohammed expressed deep disappointment that women were significantly marginalized in critical peacebuilding efforts...
French
The digital economy is becoming an ever more important part of the world economy. It is revolutionizing the way we do business, and it has important implications for foreign direct investment (FDI). However, little systematic analysis has been done...
The objective of this note is to explain the methodology for compiling the UNCTAD-EORA Global Value Chain (GVC) database. The data are generated from the multi-region input-output table assembled by the EORA project. The computation for measuring...
Recognizing the potential of foreign direct investment (FDI) for development, the development community has sought measures to support developing countries to attract FDI and to maximize its benefits. In this context, the United Nations Conference on...
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