UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner
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UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner

Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report”.

UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic
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UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic

Denouncing the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and the unlawful denial of humanitarian access to those need, the United Nations Security Council underscored that all parties to armed conflict must uphold their obligations under international law and protect civilians from harm.

France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert
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France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert

While commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association.

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day
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‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

DG Azevêdo calls on APEC members to help address challenges in global trade
World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo calls on APEC members to help address challenges in global trade

Addressing a meeting of APEC trade ministers in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 25 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called on ministers to address rising trade tensions and to step up efforts to advance the WTO’s work in a number of areas. During their session on ‘Supporting the Multilateral Trading …

Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital, highlights dangers: WHO
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Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital, highlights dangers: WHO

The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the …

AU-UN mission in Darfur boosts vigilance in wake of attacks on camps for the displaced
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AU-UN mission in Darfur boosts vigilance in wake of attacks on camps for the displaced

Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect humanitarian space which should be free of weapons, threats, and violence.

EPA's Weekly Report, May 25, 2018
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EPA's Weekly Report, May 25, 2018

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a historic national summit to address challenges with PFAS in communities nationwide.

EPA and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Mark 10 Years of “Don’t Fry Day”
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EPA and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Mark 10 Years of “Don’t Fry Day”

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP), is recognizing today, the Friday before Memorial Day, as “Don’t Fry Day.” This year marks the 10th anniversary.

La EPA y el Consejo Nacional para la Prevención del Cáncer de la Piel cumplen 10 años celebrando el "Día de No Freírse
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La EPA y el Consejo Nacional para la Prevención del Cáncer de la Piel cumplen 10 años celebrando el "Día de No Freírse

WASHINGTON (25 de mayo de 2018) – La Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) de los EE. UU., junto con el Consejo Nacional para la Prevención del Cáncer de la Piel (NCSCP, por sus siglas en inglés), reconoce hoy viernes antes del Día de Conmemoración, como “Día de No Freírse”.

EPA Awards $75,000 Grant to Montclair State University for Innovative Stormwater Management Project
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EPA Awards $75,000 Grant to Montclair State University for Innovative Stormwater Management Project

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., with a $75,000 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant.

EPA Settles Pesticide Labeling Violations with Three Companies
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EPA Settles Pesticide Labeling Violations with Three Companies

PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with three companies involving the alleged improper labeling of pesticides manufactured at the Union Carbide Corp.

EPA Awards $74,958 Grant to the University of Cincinnati for Innovative PCB Decontamination Technology
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EPA Awards $74,958 Grant to the University of Cincinnati for Innovative PCB Decontamination Technology

For Immediate Release    No. 18-OPA 17 EPA Awards $74,958 Grant to the University of Cincinnati for Innovative PCB Decontamination Technology

EPA Awards $75,000 Grant to Clarkson University for Innovative Food Waste Project
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EPA Awards $75,000 Grant to Clarkson University for Innovative Food Waste Project

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., with a $75,000 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant.

Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns UN aid chief
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Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns UN aid chief

An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence.

New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics
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New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.

UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi
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UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi

Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.

‘Gravely concerned’ over northern Somalia clashes, UN and partners call for ceasefire
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‘Gravely concerned’ over northern Somalia clashes, UN and partners call for ceasefire

The United Nations and its partners on Thursday expressed grave concern over armed clashes which have broken out in northern Somalia, urging all parties to immediately halt the violence.

Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries
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Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts said on Thursday.

DG Azevêdo in Papua New Guinea: ‘WTO gives smaller economies the platform to succeed’
World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo in Papua New Guinea: ‘WTO gives smaller economies the platform to succeed’

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 24 May, meeting with Minister Rimbink Pato to discuss how trade can continue to serve the country in the years to come. The Director-General noted the importance of the WTO in giving smaller economies like Papua New Guinea the support …

UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe
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UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit
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UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly-known as North Korea.

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report
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HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.

UN chief launching new global disarmament agenda
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UN chief launching new global disarmament agenda

The UN chief is expected to launch a major new global disarmament agenda on Thursday, “that saves lives” in pursuit of a safer, more secure world.

Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Duck Hill, Mississippi through Local Food Enterprises
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Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Duck Hill, Mississippi through Local Food Enterprises

ATLANTA (May 24, 2018) – In support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S.

Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Kentucky through Local Food Enterprises
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Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Kentucky through Local Food Enterprises

ATLANTA (May 24, 2018) –  In support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S.

U.S. EPA awards $40,000 to UC Riverside for innovative technology project
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U.S. EPA awards $40,000 to UC Riverside for innovative technology project

For Immediate Release:  May 24, 2018 Media Contact: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415-947-4149, perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov

U.S. EPA awards $148,000 to two Northern California colleges for innovative technology projects
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U.S. EPA awards $148,000 to two Northern California colleges for innovative technology projects

Media Contact: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415-947-4149, perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov

EPA Awards Nearly $75,000 to Texas Woman’s University for Sustainability Education Project
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EPA Awards Nearly $75,000 to Texas Woman’s University for Sustainability Education Project

DALLAS – (May 24, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $557,000 in funding for eight student teams as part of Phase II of the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program.

EPA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants to Eight University Teams for Innovative Projects to Solve Environmental and Public Health Challenges
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EPA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants to Eight University Teams for Innovative Projects to Solve Environmental and Public Health Challenges

WASHINGTON –  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $557,000 in funding for eight student teams as part of Phase II of the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program.

EPA Awards $69,183 Grant to Kennesaw State University Project to Reduce Aircraft Emissions
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EPA Awards $69,183 Grant to Kennesaw State University Project to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

ATLANTA – (May 24, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., with a $69,183 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant.

Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Elba, Alabama through Local Food Enterprises
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Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support Community Revitalization in Elba, Alabama through Local Food Enterprises

ATLANTA (May 24, 2018) – In support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S.

Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support North Charleston, South Carolina Community Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises
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Trump Administration Announces Assistance to Support North Charleston, South Carolina Community Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises

ATLANTA (May 24, 2018) – In support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S.

Ukraine: Beskyd railway tunnel completed and put into operation
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Ukraine: Beskyd railway tunnel completed and put into operation

The Beskyd Tunnel, a crucial part of a railway connection between the Ukraine and the EU, was inaugurated today. It is of the utmost importance fostering deeper integration between Ukraine and the European Union.

Ukraine: EIB supports upgrade of energy and road infrastructure
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Ukraine: EIB supports upgrade of energy and road infrastructure

The EIB is lending EUR 136m to Ukraine’s National Power Company Ukrenergo in support of an extensive modernisation programme of its transmission infrastructure, helping to ensure that Ukrainian citizens and companies have a reliable source of electricity. The Ukrainian Government strongly supports this project as evidenced by the agreement that …

Belgique : A Quenast, une Grand-Place métamorphosée grâce à la BEI et à son partenaire Belfius
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Belgique : A Quenast, une Grand-Place métamorphosée grâce à la BEI et à son partenaire Belfius

Une vitesse réduite pour une sécurité renforcée, une attention toute particulière pour les cyclistes et les personnes à mobilité réduite, des trottoirs plus larges, un éclairage LED peu énergivore, des bancs publics, des plantes et des arbres, 600 m2 de berges restaurés et un acheminement direct des eaux de pluie vers …

Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official
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Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official

A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities.