Looking for Big Ideas for the World’s Future

Covestro and the United Nations are again calling for nominations for Young Champions of the Earth, the prestigious prize for environmental entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30, who have big ideas for the world’s future. Each of seven winners in the 2019 program, the third year of the global competition, will receive $15,000 seed money to invest in their projects, invitations and funding to attend high-level UN meetings to share their ideas with the world, training and mentorship. Submissions will be accepted now through March 31, 2019. Visit the website…

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United Nations, ‘Thomas & Friends’ Launch Collaboration to Introduce Sustainable Development Goals to Pre-Schoolers

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., launched a collaboration at New York Headquarters today to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to pre‑school audiences through the animated children’s series Thomas & Friends. Through the collaboration, elements from 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are incorporated into nine of the 26 episodes of the new season of Thomas & Friends, which premieres on Nick Jr. in the United States today, with global roll-out in the coming months.  The specific targets represented in the episodic content are Goal 4 on Quality Education; Goal 5 on Gender Equality;…

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Forest Green recognised by United Nations after going carbon neutral

Forest Green Rovers has become the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club, after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season. FGR is the world’s only vegan football club after making the switch to a plant based diet for all players, fans, staff and events two years ago. Forest Green chairman Dale Vince said: “It’s a real honour to be the very first sports club in the world to be named carbon neutral by the UN. We’re a small club with big ambitions,…

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The United Nations, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum are the Most Followed International Organisations on Social Media

The United Nations and UNICEF are the two most followed international organisations on social media, with 16.9 and 16.3 million followers, respectively, on all platforms combined. The Geneva-based World Economic Forum is in third place with 10 million followers and subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+. The study looked at 97 multilateral organisations and selected non-profit organisations on the six main social media channels. The World Economic Forum has by far the largest number of interactions (likes and retweets), totaling 33.5 million interactions over the past 12…

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EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations have launched a Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. “This is a game-changing effort.” – @Zain_Verjee after EU and @UN sign #SpotlightEndViolence partnership agreement. @EUatUN #UNGA pic.twitter.com/eHQUdzPFX8 —…

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