The use of ferrous scrap has remained a hot topic in the push to make the European steel industry more circular, with the region’s abundant raw material resources being a key advantage.   The EU is the world’s greatest exporter of ferrous scrap, with 17.4 million mt exported in 2020, as well asContinue Reading

For the next five years, the United Nations and the Iranian government will lay out a new collaboration on sustainable development.  The United Nations and Iran have a long history of cooperation. The United Nations opened its first office in 1950, and now, an astounding number of agencies – 18Continue Reading

The World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement, or other international instruments under the World Health Organization’s Constitution to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response in a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious disease crises.  The World Health Assembly’s decisionContinue Reading

Mr. Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), announced the establishment of a youth advisory board at the Global Impact Conference 2021, a case-study event that brought together innovators, leading experts from global businesses, international, and non-profit organizations to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Impact Team 2050Continue Reading

By 2027, the EU seeks to raise 300 billion euros (US$340 billion) in public and private infrastructure investments to provide a viable alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  The EU’s “Global Gateway” project, which was presented yesterday, lays out spending plans for digital infrastructure, transportation, energy, and health initiatives. Continue Reading

The Nairobi Declaration, signed by African ministers and chiefs of delegations on November 19, 2021, emphasized the importance of delivering pledges on the Sendai Framework’s Programme of Action (PoA).  This contained action plans for implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) from 2015 to 2030, as part of the PoA.  TheContinue Reading

The only way out of a worldwide pandemic, and out of this unjust and immoral scenario, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, is a universal vaccination campaign.  The Secretary-General was speaking at a conference of Foreign Ministers from the Group of 77 (G77) and China at the United Nations headquarters inContinue Reading

Gerd Müller was named as the next head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at a conference in Vienna on Tuesday.  Next Monday, the 66-year-old German diplomat will take over as director-general from China’s Li Yong.  Since the mid-1990s, UNIDO has been in trouble, with several financially strong membersContinue Reading

The president of the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that a head start may not be in Europe’s favor as the EU launched its €2 billion cooperation with industry to expedite research and development in green hydrogen.  Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, reminded the audience that Europe was the firstContinue Reading

 United Nations UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged for a green and inclusive tourism rebound in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.  The UN Secretary-General expressed his optimism that the choices made at this Assembly will help to restore trust in travel and get the globe moving again in a safe manner,Continue Reading