Archive for the ‘UN’ Category

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks
Achim Steiner – UNEP Nairobi, 14 November 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November: “As part of the UN family, we join UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon in offering our deepest...
November 14th, 2015 | Environment, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, UN | Read More

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris
View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten 13 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded...
November 14th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Month, UN | Read More

World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development
Human DNA. Credit: Creative Commons CC0 “Science stands at its heart as a force for positive transformation and a development multiplier.” Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 Theme: Science for a Sustainable...
November 10th, 2015 | Health and Safety, HR, UN | Read More

UN launches 2016 International Year of Pulses, celebrating benefits of legumes

UN launches 2016 International Year of Pulses, celebrating benefits of legumes
Pulses are an affordable alternative to more expensive animal-based protein, which makes them ideal for enhancing diets in poorer parts of the world. Photo: FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri 10 November 2015 – Under the slogan ‘nutritious seeds for a sustainable future, ’ the United Nations, led by its Food...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Organisations, UN | Read More

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Shipping Markets catastrophic fall…amidst geopolitical chaos…

Shipping Markets catastrophic fall…amidst geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas Shipping Markets catastrophic fall… amidst geopolitical chaos… will bring in total mess Our forty-fifth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 6th of November 2015, with...
November 6th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Aviation, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Holidays, HR, IMIF, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Technology, Tourism, UN | Read More

IMO joins 70th UN birthday celebrations

IMO joins 70th UN birthday celebrations
06/11/2015 IMO has participated in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. This includes sending the UN’s digital ambassador Elyx, the cartoon character specially developed by renowned French artist Yak, to see IMO’s headquarters and work in the field. Elyx’s virtual journey...
November 6th, 2015 | Anniversaries, IMO, Organisations, UN | Read More

The Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The Genocide of Pontian Greeks
Prof. Konstantionos E. Fotiadis at the podium delivering his speech   What an event that was earlier on tonight at London Hellenic Centre’s Main Hall! An excellent speech*, brief and to the point by Professor Konstantinos E. Fotiadis, a unique recital performance by Konstantinos and Matthaios...
October 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, People and Places, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

IMO Secretary-General welcomes UN Security Council resolution on migrant smuggling

IMO Secretary-General welcomes UN Security Council resolution on migrant smuggling
The Italian Harbourmaster Corps (Coast Guard) in Rome rescues migrants bound to the coasts of Italy. © Francesco Malavolta 2014 The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. © Francesco Malavolta/IOM 2014 IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations...
October 14th, 2015 | Associations, Immigration, IMO, News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

‘When we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, ” Ban tells UN Assembly

‘When we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, ” Ban tells UN Assembly
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak 28 September 2015 – Facing a world where inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership...
September 28th, 2015 | Organisations, UN | Read More

At UN, global initiative launched boost protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and traffickers

At UN, global initiative launched boost protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and traffickers
27 September 2015 – With a host of world leaders meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of the opening of the 70th session of the General Assembly, key UN agencies joined Interpol today to launch a major new initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists...
September 27th, 2015 | Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths
Captain John Dalby Europe continues to ignore the plight of those immigrants desperately trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea crossing. Most, if not all, those deaths could be prevented. For less than a piddling £3, 000 (or US$ 4, 680 or Euros 4, 093) a week from each member state, the...
September 18th, 2015 | At the end of the day..., European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

On Alert? Mid-week shipping market blues…

On Alert? Mid-week shipping market blues…
John Faraclas In our thirty-seventh weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond last Friday the 11thof September 2015, we have adequately warn you of what to expect! We were absolutely right so far in our prediction...
September 16th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, UN | Read More

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…
The “El. Venizelos” approaching Piraeus The RO/RO-Pass Ferry “El Venizelos” arrived earlier this morning in Piraeus’ famous Gate E1 carrying nearly 2, 500 (2, 466 to be precise) Syrian refugees from the Greece’s Eastern Aegean Islands, namely Kos 628), Kalymnos (75) Leros (967) and...
August 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

UN urges bold action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece

UN urges bold action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece
A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnel 7 August 2015 – The United Nations today called for bold and urgent action to address a deepening crisis in Greece, where some 124, 000...
August 7th, 2015 | Immigration, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Unsustainable shipping markets and once again messy geopolitics…

Unsustainable shipping markets and once again messy geopolitics…
John Faraclas Our thirty-second weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 7th of August  2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down...
August 7th, 2015 | Corruption, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, UN | Read More

First Yemen aid ship under ESCGS protection

First Yemen aid ship under ESCGS protection
The first UN aid ship to arrive in war-torn Yemen for more than four months was under the armed protection of ESC Global Security while it unloaded more than 7, 000 tonnes of food and medicine in Aden. ESC Global Security (ESCGS), one of the world’s leading independent security consultants, was chosen...
August 7th, 2015 | Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Chinese Bretton Woods archives show IMF continuity

Chinese Bretton Woods archives show IMF continuity
A ground-breaking Chinese account of the 1944 Bretton Woods conference shows seven decades-old continuity over Beijing’s policies on the IMF. Official Chinese archives record strong parallels between war-time Nationalist government policies and those of the present Communist leadership. A research...
July 20th, 2015 | Banking, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN urges action to protect ‘every hectare’ of arable land

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN urges action to protect ‘every hectare’ of arable land
Walking through desert in Nigeria. Photo: World Bank 17 June 2015 – Land is a renewable resource, but only if investments are made in land degradation neutrality, which has been proposed as an element of the post-2015 development agenda, today said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in...
June 17th, 2015 | Climate, Environment, Food and Drink, Organisations, UN | Read More

Greek islands under ‘tremendous strain’ as hundreds of refugees arrive daily – UN

Greek islands under ‘tremendous strain’ as hundreds of refugees arrive daily – UN
A child sleeps outside the screening centre at Moria on Lesvos. Refugees and migrants live in tents outside the screening centre here until there is a space available to accommodate them inside. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baltagiannis 16 June 2015 – More than 55, 000 refugees have arrived in the Greek islands...
June 16th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Immigration, Organisations, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Give Greece a chance Mr Tsipras!

Give Greece a chance Mr Tsipras!
Whatever you read or hear in the media these days with respect  to the  Greek saga, is a part of one of the world’s biggest,  well orchestrated scams for over two thousand years. It is the mass media and in particular the media moguls who both having the backing of the masters of the geopolitical...
June 14th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

In Turkmenistan, UN chief says future peace, development hinge on human rights

In Turkmenistan, UN chief says future peace, development hinge on human rights
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Professor Esen Aydogdiyev, Rector of the International University for Humanities and Development, during the presentation of the UN Academic Impact certificate in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 13 June 2015 – All efforts for sustainable development...
June 13th, 2015 | Climate, Environment, UN | Read More

Welcoming progress towards MDGs, Ban encourages Uzbekistan to promote human rights

Welcoming progress towards MDGs, Ban encourages Uzbekistan to promote human rights
A view of rusted, abandoned ships in Muynak, Uzebkistan, a former port city whose population has declined precipitously with the rapid recession of the Aral Sea, shown in this April 2010 photo. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 12 June 2015 – Continuing his visit to Central Asia,  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...
June 12th, 2015 | Climate, UN | Read More

Clyde & Co’s enhanced Sanctions Blog

Clyde & Co’s enhanced Sanctions Blog
Following is from Clyde & Co on their enhanced Sanctions Blog: We are delighted to launch our enhanced Sanctions Blog which gives you access to all key sanctions developments and updates. Our blog has been designed to help your business navigate the complicated and evolving sanctions landscape. Understanding...
June 10th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Legal, Reports, Sanctions, UN | Read More

On World Day, UN urges global resolve to ‘appreciate, protect and restore’ Earth’s oceans

On World Day, UN urges global resolve to ‘appreciate, protect and restore’ Earth’s oceans
UNDP-GEF report says as little as $5 billion in public funds could catalyse action and financial flows to reverse ocean degradation. Photo: UNDP/A. Chetvergov 8 June 2015 – Although the world’s oceans are vast, their capacity to withstand damage caused by human activity is limited, compromising their...
June 8th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution, UN | Read More