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Home, the most dangerous place for women, with majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by partners or family, UNODC study says

VIENNA, 25 November (UN Information Service) — Around 87,000 women were killed around the world last year, some 50,000 – or 58 per cent – at the hands of intimate partners or family members. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know, according to new research published by the …

IHG to remove plastic straws from hotels worldwide

Move to bulk bathroom amenities in the Americas will further reduce plastic waste   IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has today announced that we will remove plastic straws from our global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Plastic straws have already been removed from nearly 1,000 hotels …

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL TO REMOVE PLASTIC STRAWS WORLDWIDE BY JULY 2019

Company to eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws annually, reducing its environmental impact BETHESDA, MD – July 19, 2018 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has adopted a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands around the world. Once fully implemented …

Manufacturing growth accelerates worldwide; industrialized economies achieve highest growth in post-crisis period

VIENNA, 6 December (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) – Manufacturing growth has accelerated, indicating a further strengthening of worldwide economic recovery, according to a report released by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today. The report, which is based on figures obtained for the third quarter of 2017, states that global manufacturing output rose …

ClimateCase Takes its Cases Worldwide; Protecting Smartphones from Overheating and Freezing

NEWBURY PARK, CALIF. –November 8, 2017-Coastal ClimateCase, LLC (Coastal ClimateCase) and RSBD Partners (RSBD) announced today that they have agreed to enter into a partnership known as ClimateCase WorldWide. The combination of these two complementary businesses is expected to bring the ClimateCase product to Europe, Asia and beyond. Lisa Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Coastal …

Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide


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Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017 — Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering …

1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016

17 July 2017 | GENEVA – Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. This means, critically, that these infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. …