Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, a Japanese city gas distributor, announced on Friday that it will spend 2 trillion yen ($17.5 billion) on cleaner fuels including hydrogen and renewable energy by 2030, with the goal of tripling its profit to 200 billion yen.  Tokyo Gas expects to make a profit ofContinue Reading

For several years, artificial intelligence has been utilized in products aimed at children, but regulation protecting kids from the technology’s possible consequences is still in its infancy. UN News spoke to two UNICEF experts about the need for improved police protection ahead of a worldwide forum on AI for children.  AIContinue Reading

Due to its huge number of mutations and possible rapid rate of infection, the latest COVID-19 variation discovered in South Africa has been given the Greek name ‘Omicron’ and characterized as a variant of concern by UN health agency scientists.  Preliminary information also suggests that this strain of concern hasContinue Reading

After a committee of MEPs approved proposed rule amendments, the European Union is one step closer to imposing new controls on digital goliaths.  The Digital Markets Act (DMA) establishes the limitations that ‘gatekeepers,’ such as social media corporations and search engines, can impose on other businesses and customers.  The DMA,Continue Reading

India has been accepted for a USD 1.5 billion (about Rs 11,185 crore) loan from the Asian Development Bank to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine. An additional USD 500 million is expected to be co-financed for the project by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).  The loan will cover at least 66.7 crore COVID-19 vaccineContinue Reading

Dr. Ashni Singh, the Senior Finance Minister, recently met with Dr. Fernando Ponz Cantó, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Guyana, at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, where the two officials co-chaired an important Policy Dialogue on EU-Guyana Development Cooperation.  With discussions centered on the EU’s development cooperation programme with Guyana, the conference was a successfulContinue Reading

Senior Nepalese and European Union officials met in Kathmandu on Wednesday to address a wide range of issues of common concern and reaffirm their commitment to cooperation and partnership.  The 13th Joint Commission meeting between Nepal and the European Union (EU) focused mostly on the EU’s development support to KathmanduContinue Reading

 Partnerships between organizations that assist the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may prolong resource disparities between affluent and low-income countries.  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster social and economic development as well as environmental sustainability. Partnerships between and within nations that bring together public and privateContinue Reading

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Thursday that Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, a Swiss diplomat, and United Nations official, has been elected as the organization’s next president and the first woman to lead it.  She will succeed current President Peter Maurer, who is leaving down after ten years in office inContinue Reading

On Thursday, all members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) accepted a historical text that establishes the common values and principles required for AI’s healthy growth.  From purchasing flights and applying for loans to steering self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s also employedContinue Reading