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ISO at COP24: International Standards as essential tools for climate action

ISO is holding a side event as part of the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Making our world accessible with ISO standards

From signage in the street to the construction of buildings, ISO standards help manufacturers, service providers, designers and policy makers create products and services that meet the accessibility needs of every person.

World Food Day 2018 – What does food mean to you?

The Food and Agriculture Organization is working toward a zero hunger target and encouraging everyone to participate in their own way to helping achieve that goal.

Toilets that save lives: a new International Standard to help

More than 2.3 billion people across the world lack access to basic sanitation services, including 892 million who defecate in the open. Hundreds of thousands of young children die each year from diseases as a result.

The secret to unlocking green finance

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) asserts that ours is the last generation that can stop climate change.

Climate battle will be won or lost in cities, says U.N. climate chief

Cities, which produce about 70 percent of carbon emissions, are driving green reforms and will be key to tackling climate change.

Managing a precious resource

Why do we need to manage global water resources? According to environmental scientist Dr Debbie Chapman, our health and well-being depend on it!

Are we running out of land?

Overpopulation, climate change, mass migration… our relationship with Earth has never been more complicated! Could land be an overlooked precious resource?

How United Nations use the Minecraft video game to design public spaces in Egypt

Who said nothing good could come out of video games? See how popular video game Minecraft plays an important role in urban resilience!

How drones are changing humanitarian disaster response

While so much of the news coverage about drones lately has focused on their negatives, like interfering with air traffic and the use of armed drones, they have also quietly been finding far more positive application in the humanitarian sector. The United Nations launched its first unarmed surveillance drones in December 2013, flying them over ...

Big data a “key to reducing food waste”?

Rising costs of food wastage and legislation aimed at reducing the problem is motivating organizations to use big data in order to combat the issue.

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