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The United Nations to Host Second-Annual Virtual World Oceans Day Event (8 June) Event in Partnership with Oceanic Global

The United Nations to Host Second-Annual Virtual World Oceans Day Event (8 June) Event in Partnership with Oceanic Global

NEW YORK, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — On Monday 8 June, the United Nations will launch its second-ever fully digital rendition of its annual World Oceans Day event in celebration of its 2021 theme, The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Produced in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, presented by Blancpain and supported by La Mer, United [...]

Global Infrastructure Partners Announces its Membership of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Global Infrastructure Partners Announces its Membership of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

NEW YORK, NY, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP” or “the Firm”), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, announced today that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Since GIP’s inception in 2006, ESG considerations have been at the core of its approach to ensuring [...]

U.N. Official Notes S. Korea’s Transparent Public Health Surveillance for Virus Tracing

U.N. Official Notes S. Korea’s Transparent Public Health Surveillance for Virus Tracing

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A United Nations official positively evaluated South Korea’s transparent use of personal information for the purpose of tracing coronavirus infections as an exemplar in the global fight against the pandemic, a document showed Thursday. David Kaye, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression, described the country’s approach as [...]

Philips Re-aligns its ‘Lives Improved’ Target with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Following the Completion of its Portfolio Transformation

Philips Re-aligns its ‘Lives Improved’ Target with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Following the Completion of its Portfolio Transformation

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that following the completion of its portfolio transformation to health technology, the company has re-aligned its Lives Improved target with the time horizon of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. As of [...]

Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace

Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace

NEW YORK, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Nasdaq has enhanced its commitment to equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP). This United Nations initiative covers seven broad areas of engagement, committing signatories to action on human rights, nondiscrimination, health and safety, education, public reporting, and [...]

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign minister-designate said Friday that the victims should be at the center of any efforts to resolve the long-running dispute over Japan’s wartime sexual slavery of Korean women. Kang Kyung-wha made the remarks following her earlier visit to a house sheltering some of those victims. Known for [...]