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U.N. Calls For Transparency in Tianjin Explosion Investigation

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An international investigation has been underway following the devastating aftermath of the Tianjin explosion in China that left more than 100 people dead. The United Nations have had an ongoing presence in the oversight of the inquiry into the Chinese government. U.N.

United Nations Takes Over Social Media with #ShareHumanity Campaign

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Millennials, more than the average American, see social media as an avenue for change. With nearly three-quarters of Millennials saying they use social media as a platform to talk about issues they care about (vs. 52% U.S. average), this audience is primed to participate and raise awareness online.

UN Global Compact Letter to Pope Francis Opens Dialogue on Business as a Force for Good

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UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability network, said that the recent papal encyclical on environmental principles “should inspire the private sector to do more to protect the environment and address climate change,” in an open letter delivered Friday to the representative of His Holiness Pope Francis in New York.

Youth Civic Engagement Activities are Critical for Empowering Young People and Bettering Society

Children International Youth Take Part in the United Nations’ International Youth Day Campaign to Promote Civic Engagement and Participation of Youth in Politics and Public Life
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Kansas City, Mo., August 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Youth civic engagement activities and programs are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for youth around the world to take part in these civic engagement activities, leaving one of the world’s greatest resources untapped. And, as a result, both youth and society miss out on the potential benefits.

Chinese Enterprises Name Top Ten Business Responses to Air Quality, Climate Change

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BEIJING, 22 July 2015 /3BL Media/ – “Top ten” lists have long been a staple of comedy monologues but, as pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in China’s rapidly industrializing economy are no laughing matter, Chinese businesses today produced a serious list of enterprise-activated solutions.

Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting today with CEOs, heads of state and ministers at a forum on the sidelines of a global finance summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the corporate community “to be our partners in supporting and financing this agenda.”

Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

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In an interview for UN News Centre, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact shares his reflections and experiences from his 15 years at the helm of the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.  

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