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Duterte brings the #Philippines back to the Dark Ages says EU report

Duterte brings the #Philippines back to the Dark Ages says EU report

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It comes as little surprise: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s (pictured) bloody crackdown on drugs significantly worsened the human-rights situation across his country in the latter half of 2016, according to a recent EU report. While the Philippines was indeed no stranger to extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations prior to Duterte taking office last […]

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#ISIS and #Climate Change leading global security threats

#ISIS and #Climate Change leading global security threats

People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security, according to a new Pew Research Center report based on a survey of 38 countries. The survey asked about eight possible threats: ISIS, global climate change, cyberattacks, the condition of the global economy, the large number of refugees leaving Iraq […]

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#Digital revolution requires companies to adapt

#Digital revolution requires companies to adapt

The labour market of the future will look for workers with digital and entrepreneurial skills and will also seek creativity. As a result of digitalization, work organization is characterised by increased flexibility, affecting when, where and how tasks are performed.  These are just some of the key conclusions of the recently published study entitled “Impact […]

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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

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Making the case for #CSR

Making the case for #CSR

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green party activists might not like it, but according to some, investing in the “sin bin” still proves profitable. Consumers in Europe can’t seem to shed their appetites for tobacco, alcohol, and products like chocolate that often draw from highly problematic supply chains. Investors like the Barrier Fund, formerly known as the Vice Fund, argue […]

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#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

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Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Religious faith has had a hugely positive impact. It helps people make sense of life as well providing comfort at times of distress. Even more importantly, the compassionate values – which the great religions have in common – have shaped for the better our attitude to each other and to society as a whole. The […]

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