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Accurate occupational data vital to save lives, says UN labour agency on World Day
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Accurate occupational data vital to save lives, says UN labour agency on World Day
Even though more than 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents resulting in injuries are estimated to occur in workplaces around the globe each year, the actual impact remains largely unknown, the United Nations International Labour Organization has warned, highlighting the need to “vastly” improve national occupational safety and health d...
 
Turning problems into progress: UN celebrates ‘risk-takers’ on World Intellectual Property Day
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Turning problems into progress: UN celebrates ‘risk-takers’ on World Intellectual Property Day
On World Intellectual Property Day, the United Nations is spotlighting innovation – “future-shapers and risk-takers” – exploring how it is making our lives hea...
 
Strong partnerships key to unleash full potential of industrialization, senior UN official says
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Strong partnerships key to unleash full potential of industrialization, senior UN official says
Speaking at the conclusion of a global meeting on importance of agriculture and agro-industries for sustainable and resilient food systems, the President of th...
 
UN Commission celebrates 70 years of ‘connecting countries and driving progress in Europe’
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Monday, 24 April 2017
UN Commission celebrates 70 years of ‘connecting countries and driving progress in Europe’
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is celebrating 70 years of bringing countries across the continent together to cooperate on a wide ...
 
UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development
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Monday, 17 April 2017
UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development
Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials today ...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.