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Branding and other intangibles account for 30 per cent of product value – UN report

20 November 2017 – Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one third of the value of manufactured products comes from such capital, a study conducted by the United Nations intellectual property agency has revealed.


Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

16 November 2017 – Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.


All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

15 November 2017 – Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.


One in 10 children work, UN agency reports at start of conference to end underage labour

14 November 2017 – An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations co-organized conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is trying to eliminate.


Bonn: UN climate conference set to recognize the role of women in climate action

12 November 2017 – With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced an agreement on a Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.


Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

10 November 2017 – Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.


Agreement boosts cooperation between UN space affairs office and UAE

08 November 2017 – The United Nations and the United Arab Emirates have underscored their commitment to work together on the peaceful uses of outer space.


One-third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable, UN agency finds

07 November 2017 – The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable.


Bonn: UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to be among top three hottest years

06 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate Conference opened on Monday in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of a greater ambition for climate action, as the world body’s weather agency issued a stark warning that 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record.


UN meeting in Dubai to examine crucial role of space for development

06 November 2017 – A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet.