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2014-07-23 23:03:59

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City Provides Exclusive Access to Global Experts, with Focus on Post-2015 Development Agenda and Climate Change. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its fifth annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the 2014 Social Good Summit, and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. The fellowship will provide journalists with the latest information...

Rio+20 Summit Underway In Brazil
2012-06-21 13:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The U.N. sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kicked off with U.N. head Ban Ki-moon warning that progress on resolving Earth issues is moving too slow. Ki-moon was speaking to world leaders at the Rio+20 summit and other ministers, calling them to action on fighting climate change, saying that "words must translate into action." He opened the session with a reference to the Earth Summit held at the same location 20 years ago, which...

2009-05-27 17:10:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayors of major metropolitan cities around the world adopted the "Seoul Declaration" at the Third C40 Large Cities Climate Summit held last week in the capital city of Korea. Announced on the final day of the three-day Summit, the Declaration calls on major cities to convert into low-carbon areas by cutting greenhouse gas emissions to the largest extent possible. The Declaration also reaffirms the cities' commitment to making collective efforts to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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