Is Rio+20 going to make a difference? Is privatising development the answer?

Is Rio+20 going to make a difference? Is privatising development the answer?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

By Richard Welford Published in: CSR Asia A lot has changed in the last twenty years. In 1992 it seemed that there was an appetite for further engaging in developing tools and frameworks for operationalising sustainable development. Yet, what we have actually achieved in each and every year since 1992 is to make the world […]

OECD National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector: Workshop Report

OECD National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector: Workshop Report

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Development, News | No Comments

Published in IHRB and OECD NCP Norway National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector Workshop Report 23 March 2012, The British Academy, 10‐11 Carlton House Terrace, London  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2011 revision of the OECD1 Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the OECD Guidelines”)2 represents a significant development and an opportunity for all parties to the […]

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Business, Development, Environment, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: UN Global Compact Inspiring examples of how universities and management schools across the globe are aiding the transition to a sustainable future are detailed in a new publication, available online today, from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 4 June 2012, New York) – The Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of […]

Español: La voz de los indígenas se oye en Londres

Español: La voz de los indígenas se oye en Londres

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Americas, Development, Español | No Comments

Publicado en: El País Amnistía denuncia los abusos cometidos por Gobiernos que quieren que los territorios de los pueblos indígenas sean explotados para extraer materias primas. Noemí Gualinga y su hija, Nina Siren, han traído a Londres la voz de los pueblos indígenas de América y en particular de los Kichwa de Sarayaku, Ecuador. Estaban […]

An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal Exchange

An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal Exchange

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

PRESS RELEASED Published in: 3BL Media Monday, May 21, 2012 (3BL Media) West Bridgewater, MA – May 21, 2012 – In a rare business-to-business plea Equal Exchange has released an open letter to Larry Blanford, the CEO of fellow New England specialty coffee company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) in the form of a full-page […]

Seminar on implementation of Due Diligence in mineral supply chains from conflict and high risk areas

Seminar on implementation of Due Diligence in mineral supply chains from conflict and high risk areas

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Business, Development | No Comments

By Elaine Rudolphi RPAN The Due Diligence Approach Seminar The Due Diligence Approach: Its Implementation in the Context of Mineral Supply Chains from Conflict and High-Risk Areas Wednesday 13th of June (2012) 13:30-16:30 Orange Room (Egmont Palace) Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavel, 8 1000 Buxelles/Brussel Organized by: The Belgian Foreign Affairs The International Peace Information Service (IPIS) […]

Oxfam America files lawsuit against Securities and Exchange Commission

Oxfam America files lawsuit against Securities and Exchange Commission

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

Group calls out agency for unlawfully delaying oil, gas and mining transparency provision of Dodd-Frank Act For more information contact: Jessica Forres, Extractive Industries and Humanitarian Press Officer (202) 777-2914 (office) 202) 460-8272 (mobile) jforres@oxfamamerica.org   Washington, D.C. – International relief and development organization Oxfam America has today filed a lawsuit against the Securities and […]

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Development, Women's Rights | No Comments

Author: UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank No. of pages: 44 Publication date: 2012 Publisher: WHO Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. Likewise, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) declined from 400 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 to 210 […]

Development cooperation will play key role in gaining sustainable development – UN

Development cooperation will play key role in gaining sustainable development – UN

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Development | No Comments

UN News Centre, May 14, 2012 Partnerships and development cooperation among countries will play a key role in accelerating sustainable development, a top United Nations official said today, stressing that assistance will need to focus on helping developing countries find longer-term solutions to eradicate poverty and transition into a green economy. “If ongoing preparations for […]

Asia-Pacific cannot afford to grow without addressing environmental concerns – UN

Asia-Pacific cannot afford to grow without addressing environmental concerns – UN

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Asia, Development, Environment | No Comments

UN News Centre Countries in the Asia-Pacific region must find ways to continue to grow economically and lift millions out of poverty while also responding to climate change and environmental concerns, according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses that new methods of production are needed to meet this goal. “The world’s common […]

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