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Protests Continue as Abortion Rights Overturned US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Undoes the Abortion Rights, US Companies Extend Support for its Female Employees

In a huge setback to human rights, the Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established constitutional right to an abortion. This has made the US, one of the few dozen countries to have severe restrictions on the termination of pregnancy. The apex court of...
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G7 Nations Breaching their Climate Finance Commitments Consistently: Report

A report from the humanitarian organisation CARE has claimed that the majority of the public climate finance reported by wealthy countries is taken directly from development aid budgets, despite long-standing commitments to provide new money. This is in light of the leaders of the world's seven richest countries meeting in Germany this weekend. Commitment to...

UN: “Great finance divide” amid COVID-19 poses major setback for sustainable development

The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries has hamstrung their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, forced cutbacks in development spending, and constrained their ability to respond to further shocks, according to a new report launched by the United Nations. 2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide The 2022 Financing for Sustainable...

Sustainability and Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Successful Development Story

The geographical location of Israel is not very favorable for development and progress. Despite that, the country has flourished tremendously. How did it make this possible? The answer is sustainability. In Israel, sustainable development is not a frill or a buzzword; it is a necessity for improving the well-being of current and future generations. One...

UN regional forum opens with call for countries to drive SDG progress with urgency, ambition and scale

On the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent crises, the region is fast losing ground on its ability to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ninth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to ensure recovery strategies are inclusive, just and leaves no one behind...

New regional UN report sounds alarm on widening disparities and increased vulnerabilities amid the pandemic

The need to reach those who are furthest behind has never been greater, reveals the 2022 Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Progress Report issued today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The report finds that average progress in the region disproportionately excludes some groups with distinct demographic and...

Commonwealth and PATH join forces to advance health equity

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland and President and CEO of PATH, Mr Nikolaj Gilbert outlined several key areas for innovation and collaboration. This includes leveraging innovative and digital technologies to strengthen Commonwealth countries’ health systems and epidemic preparedness and response. The MOU will allow both organisations to work...

Women’s Day: De Beers extends CSR partnership with WomEng in host countries for engaging 10,000 girls and women in STEM

This International Women’s Day, De Beers Group is proud to announce it has extended its partnership with WomEng for a further three years, expanding the reach to cover all four of the countries where De Beers discovers diamonds and placing a greater focus on supporting women and girls to pursue careers in sustainability-related fields. The...

CSR: FUJIFILM Holdings to donate $2 million to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

FUJIFILM Holdings, the holding company of Fujifilm Group, has announced the donation of a total of 2 million U.S. dollars to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries engaged in aid to the people of Ukraine. The company will donate a total of 1 million U.S. dollars to United Nations High Commissioner for...

Twilio Reached More Than Half a Billion People Worldwide in 2021 Through Its Social Impact Work, Report Shows

Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has released its 2021 Impact and DEI Report, announcing that 7,624 organizations used Twilio’s technology platform and funding to help 511 million people in 2021, representing fifteen percent of the world’s population, and a 92 percent increase in people reached year over year. The report reveals how Twilio’s model of...

Global CSR Report: Qualcomm supports education and innovation

Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G. When they connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, their foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT)...

EARTHDAY.ORG and ClimateScience partner up for the ClimateScience Olympiad 2022

EARTHDAY.ORG is pleased to announce its partnership with ClimateScience for the ClimateScience Olympiad 2022. The initiative is the brainchild of Eric Steinberger, EARTHDAY.ORG's Youth Ambassador in Austria and a member of the organization's My Future My Voice initiative that has brought together young environmental leaders from 90 countries to synergize efforts for a better...

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