UN Calls for Action From the Global Business Community to Help End the Humanitarian Crisis of Seafarers

The UN Human Rights Office and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, have joined the United Nations Global Compact in calling for businesses across the value chain to act and assess the human rights situation facing seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 800,000 seafarers are currently either stranded on vessels or prevented from returning to ships due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and transit. Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, all business enterprises should respect human rights throughout their operations, including during the transfer of…

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Future Fashion Now design competition launched in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN

Launched by WeDesign in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN, Future Fashion Now is a global, sustainable design competition that enables entrants to rethink how the fashion industry works. Inspired by Make Fashion Circular and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the competition engages students, designers, fashion weeks and the global fashion industry to design a sustainable outfit or accessory to inspire the future of fashion. The fashion industry is inherently linear – resources are used to make clothing that ultimately ends up as waste. The industry is…

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UN launches ‘Pause. Take care before you share’ Campaign

The United Nations has launched a new initiative to foster behaviour change and counter the spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign, called Pause, asks digital users to take the time to think about what they share before posting it online. “One of the ways it [misinformation] is spreading is the way people are sharing”, Melissa Fleming, who oversees the UN’s global communications effort, said on the eve of the Pause campaign’s launch, chosen to coincide with Social Media Day. “The idea of pause is: take care before you…

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WePresent supports the UN and Talenthouse to give visibility to artists during COVID-19

WeTransfer are excited to announce their support of the UN and Talenthouse which solidifies their commitment to using our global platform to support the work of creatives and share positive messages through creativity. Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, different types of creatives and freelancers were affected by it. With most of the cultural organizations closed and creative agencies having to cut media spend, the impact on the creative community has been substantial. From the start, WeTransfer has proudly supported creative communities, donating 30% of its advertising space to causes we…

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UN launches plans for innovative technology hub

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and WFP, the World Food Programme, in partnership with the ICC, have today unveiled plans for an innovative digital solutions center (UN DSC).  The Center aims to use cutting-edge technologies to address common operational challenges faced by both agencies, and the wider UN.   The idea is to jointly develop and deploy solutions such as robotic process automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots, and even blockchain technology to help  streamline how UN agencies organise their support services.  The ultimate goal is to improve efficiency and thus …

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