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UN Seeks to Build Transport and Trade Resilience in wake of COVID-19

A new joint UN project is seeking to help governments and businesses keep transport networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods and services while containing the spread of the coronavirus. The project launched this month will implement UN solutions, standards, guidelines, metrics, tools and methodologies to help developing countries build transport, trade...
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Ingersoll-Rand Supports India in its Fight Against Coronavirus

Ingersoll-Rand has through its group companies in India extended its support to the government of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19 by supporting critical industries and manufacturing units. The group is adhering with the government of India’s health and safety guidelines to support the functioning of critical industries like hospitals, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, PPE...
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#21DaysAllyChallenge to build a global community of LGBT+ allies, starting June 1st

Corporates, academia and individuals from across the world have signed up to further advocate for the inclusion of the LGBT+ community in #21DaysAllyChallenge. The campaign is conceptualised by Pride Circle. It will kick off on June 1 which marks the beginning of the Global Pride Month. As the world is trying to stabilize in the current...
Asia-Pacific countries endorse UN resolution for concerted regional action against COVID-19

Asia-Pacific Countries Endorse UN resolution for Concerted Regional Action Against COVID-19

Governments of Asia and the Pacific meeting today at their annual regional assembly agreed to pursue coordinated and decisive actions, as well as reinforce regional and global cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Endorsing a resolution at the 76th Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CS76), governments declared profound solidarity and...

6 Good Habits for Post-lockdown Life

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its scale of impact on people and the restrictions it has put on everyday life. The way we used to think, perceive and deal with things is not the same anymore. Governments and healthcare systems around the world are doing everything possible to curtail the pandemic, while we...

Green shipping will revolutionise shipping industry in Asia

Moving towards more environmentally friendly ― or green shipping ― is necessary. However, it is a formidable challenge, especially in our continent Asia, which accounts for the bulk of global shipping and port operations. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and other negative externalities of the shipping activities....

Report: COVID-19 pandemic may give Asia-Pacific’s oceans a chance to recover

The well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region are edging closer to a tipping point due to the unprecedented pace of marine pollution, overfishing and climate change in recent years. However, a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) suggests that the temporary...

COVID-19 Response: IRENA and ESCAP work together in Asia-Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to improve access to sustainable energy, bolstering the Asia-Pacific region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations will offer recommendations to governments in the region positioning the energy transition as an...

COVID-19 initiative: Admitad launches $300,000 social fund to support employees

COVID-19 has resulted in massive job cuts across the world, causing deep mental stress among people. As an organization that understands and promotes mental well-being among its employees, Admitad global affiliate network has launched a ‘Social Fund’ with a corpus of $3,00,000 for the staff, whose family members have suffered a job loss recently. The...

COVID-19 Response: Vertex Global Services donates $40,000; senior staffers forgo salaries for 6 months

Vertex Global Services announced today $40,000 in donations to support domestic and global response to COVID-19 and to aid public health relief effort. “Given the severity of the commotion, there is a compelling need for a multi-pronged response, Vertex urges corporates and start-ups to come forward even more stronger and with concerted action to join...

New UN initiative to reduce plastic pollution from ASEAN cities

Fast growing cities in South East Asia are responsible for as much as 60% of plastic waste leakage into the environment. 75% of land-based sources of marine plastic pollution in the region originates from uncollected waste and 25% from leakages in the municipal waste management systems. Plastic pollution is also transboundary - up to...

COVID-19 News – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India pledges 2 crores; employees contribute

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has pledged financial aid of nearly INR 2 crore towards supply of medical kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), dry food, hygiene essentials and hospitalization for those most in need during the pandemic in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Specifically, FCA India Engineering has partnered with nonprofits Sevalaya in Chennai and United...

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