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Switzerland should encourage older people to work longer, says OECD - OECD (2014/10/23)
Switzerland should do more to help older people, especially women, work longer in order to meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new OECD report.

NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit - ISN (2014/10/23)
Following the September 2014 NATO summit in Wales, this brief discusses the consequences of the 2014 Ukraine crisis on the organization's relations with Russia. The authors also set out various scenarios for the future relations between Russia and NA ...

Daily programme for Thursday, 23 October 2014 (ADP2-6). [FCCC/2014/III/OD/4] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/10/23)

The Effectiveness of Climate Finance: A Review of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper provides a review of the achievements of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is the first development fund to systematically prioritize the broad introduction of resilience building and climate risk reducing activities t ...

The Question of Self-determination in International Democracy Promotion - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper examines the principle of self-determination as well as its relation with democracy and democracy promotion. Collective self-determination is a main element of democracy and therefore democracy promotion. However, this idea, that a politic ...

The Effect of Index Futures Trading on Volatility - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper examines whether the introduction of Chinese stock index futures has an impact on the volatility of national and regional spot markets, where prices are settled in cash on the spot at current market prices. In particular, the authors estim ...

The Crisis in the Central African Republic - ISN (2014/10/23)
This issue includes a number of articles on the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic that has affected the country since the dramatic escalation of violence that swept through the state in 2013. Among other issues, the articles examine 1) t ...

The Possible Military Dimensions of Iran’s Nuclear Program - ISN (2014/10/23)
This Iran Fact File discusses the evidence that the IAEA received from the US and other countries suggesting that Iran secretly sought to develop the materials and technology to produce nuclear weapons. It also looks at the agency’s own investigati ...

G20 Must Shape a New World Trade Regime - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper discusses the role the G20 should play in reforming the existing global trading system. The author argues that the G20 should provide political leadership by defining and adopting a new global trade and investment regime that can respond t ...

EPA Awards$168,000 to University of Hawaii,Manoa Graduate Students through Research Fellowships (HI) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
(10/22/14) HONOLULU - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $168,000 in fellowship grants to two students at the University of Hawaii, Manoa conducting research and studying in environmental di ...

U.S. EPA awards$252,000 to Arizona graduate students through research fellowships (AZ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $252,000 in fellowship grants to three students at Arizona universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selected ...

EPA awards$672,000 to Southern California graduate students through research fellowships (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
LOS ANGELES: – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $672,000 in fellowship grants to eight students at Southern California Universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. ...

EPA awards$1 million to Northern California graduate students through research fellowships (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1 million in fellowship grants to 12 students at Northern California universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selecte ...

EPA acts to protect children from lead-based paint hazards in eight Northern Calif. communities (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
Untrained and uncertified companies renovating homes and schools can put children at riskSAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with construction companies in Calif. that were not EPA-certified to hand ...

EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grants to Two Students at Duke University (NC) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Raven Bier, PhD and Marissa Lee, PhD at Duke University are two of 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million in Science ...

EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grants to Two Students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (NC) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Margaret Kovach, PhD and Sandra Spencer, PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are two of 105 graduate students across the natio ...

EPA Settlement with Whitford Corporation Ensures Proper Management of Hazardous Waste in Elverson,Pa. (PA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
PHILADELPHIA (October 22, 2014) – In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Whitford Corporation has agreed to properly manage the hazardous paint waste at its paint manufacturing operation in Elverson, P ...

EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grant to a Student at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (NC) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Angela Larsen, PhD at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro is among the 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million ...

EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grant to a Student at Mississippi State University (MS) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Sara Shields-Menard, PhD at Mississippi State University is among the 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million in Scien ...

EPA Supporting Next Generation of Environmental Scientists Through 105 Fellowship Grants (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/23)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2014EPA Supporting Next Generation of Environmental Scientists Through 105 Fellowship Grants WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 105 graduate students ...

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