The International Youth Council Nigeria Introduces Environmental Protection and Development Initiative. EPDI
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To foster love, peace and unity in the environment.
2. To inculcate in the minds of the rural dwellers the need to sustain their homes using the available medium as workshops, conferences, seminars, symposium and the mass media.
3. To foster developmental projects in our communities…
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If the world does not minimize pollution of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, the already noticeable effects of global warming could spiral "out of control" the head of a UN scientific panel warned on Monday.
One of the research's authors,Maarten van Aalst, a top official at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said, ? If we don?t reduce greenhouse gases soon, risks will get out of hand. And the risks have already risen.?
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The world?s transition to renewables is gathering pace and the Middle East and North Africa is very much at the vanguard of that shift.
As much as two-thirds of the $US7.7 trillion of INVESTMENT forecast by Bloomberg New …
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With a global population expected to rise to nine billion over the next two decades creating energy demand increases of more than 50 percent, supplying secure, affordable, clean energy to an additional two billion people will be no small undertaking. But I believe it is a challenge that presents the energy industry with a greatest opportunity of a generation.
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It is a fact that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – a region that is home to half of the world?s proven oil and gas reserves – is right at the heart of a global shift to renewable energy today. The need for energy security amid rising populations and growing economies, as well as a desire to ensure long term economic prosperity through resource exports, creates a solid case for the region?s commitment to renewables.
To achieve its stated…
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Islamic State. Ebola. Climate change. The issues topping the agenda at the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) have no easy solutions. But during the debates of the last week, one thing was clear: Without equal participation of women, we stand no chance of tackling these global threats or preventing future ones from emerging.
Thankfully, this year, more and more officials used their time on- and off-stage to call attention to the needs and perspectives of women and girls. Here are eight…Continue
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Nominations are now open for the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the theme “Shaping the Future.” Nominate now.
Theme: Shaping the Future
The purpose of the theme "Shaping the Future" is to bring out cases of individuals or organizations that have shown convincing examples of leadership to guide our actions in ways that will make us more safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient now and in the years to come.…Continue
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ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the IEEE IoT Initiative is looking for the best ideas for new businesses and innovations that can take advantage of the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) to be used for social good and thus improve lives of people all over the world.
This may involve methods for spreading or expanding access…
Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 27, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments
The Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. There has been much progress since they were agreed at the turn of the millennium, but the world is now a very different place. Climate change, inequality and economic crises are hurting people around the world. Much remains to be done to create an equitable and sustainable world where every person is safe, lives well, and exercises their human rights, and where political and economic systems deliver…Continue
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International Day of Peace 2014
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Secretary-General's Message on the Internationale peace day 2014.
Today is the International Day of Peace.
Each year, on this day, the United…
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Happy International Day of Peace. Education gives children the power to make the world a better place #peaceday
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Family planning saves lives! It empowers women and girls to make choices, to seek and stay in education, to participate fully in society and contribute to the economy.
Thanks to UNFPA for sharing these five facts about family planning ahead of Monday's Special Session of the 69th Session of the General Assembly to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.…
Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has put together a Zero Draft of the 10-year Plan of Action 2016-2025 to integrate volunteering in policies and programmes through a more purposeful, strategic and collective long-term approach. This Zero Draft has taken into account a variety of input and feedback received from a wide range of stakeholders since the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) in 2001 and…Continue
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Join us for an evening reception showcasing the United Nations’ commitment to the ‘Data Revolution,’ its impact and potential. We will be launching a new interactive visualization on the MDGs, showcasing the work of UN Global Pulse, results from the MY World survey, and winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge.
When: Wednesday 24th September, 6:30pm
Where: Microsoft Technology Centre Eleven Times Square
New York, NY…
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We hope you will all send the press release to your local media to raise awareness and gain support for the petition. It's vital that we spread the word and make sure all media (from local to international) promote the petition so that the global education movement get's the attention is needs and deserves.
Update the release with your country's information and send away. Let's see how many millions of…
Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Thanks to your outstanding efforts MY World has hit the 5 million votes mark!
This is a historic achievement which means that millions of people – many for the first time – now can have a say in defining a better world for themselves and their families.
MY World will continue to inform the negotiations about the future development agenda into 2015, and we will continue to ensure…
Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Why do women would like to look beautiful? This question has different answers in different parts of the world, but in my country there is only one answer, they want to impress men! This answer has become a part of the personality of a fashionable and stylish woman in my society. Thus, men and other women judge women based on their looks and what they have in mind – impressing men.
However, if you ask me, as a fan of modern dressing style, my answer is totally different. There is…Continue
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Two more weeks to apply for UN-Water Best Practices Award! Nomination deadline extended until 30 September
he application period for the 5th edition of the 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award has been extended until 30 September This edition's focus is 'Water and Sustainable Development', which mirrors that of World Water Day 2015.
As this year's award will represent the…
Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments