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StEP (Solving The E-waste Problem) publishes new brochure

Published 2014-07-23 | Updated 2014-10-24

23 July 2014 - StEP (Solving The E-waste Problem) is an international initiative comprised of manufacturers, recyclers, academics, governments and other organizations committed to solving the world’s waste electrical and electronic - e-waste - problem. By providing a forum for discussion among stakeholders, Step actively shares information, seeks answers and implements solutions. |Read more

PRESS RELEASE (German): Internationale Zusammenarbeit stärken - BMBF und in Bonn ansässiges Vizerektorat der Universität der Vereinten Nationen (UNU- ViE) unterzeichnen Partnerschaftsabkommen

Published 2014-04-17

Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und das in Bonn ansässige Vizerektorat der Universität der Vereinten Nationen (UNU- ViE) haben heute die Unterzeichnung eines  Partnerschaftsabkommens gefeiert. Das BMBF wird das Vizerektorat der UNU bis einschließlich 2015 mit jährlich einer Million Euro fördern. |Read more

UNU and WHO release findings from first ever global survey on e-waste's impact on child health

Published 2014-03-07

In an effort to collect more information about the growing problem of e-waste and its effects on children’s health, the United Nations University (UNU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered to create the first global survey investigating the impacts of e-waste recycling on child health. The results of the survey are now available in a detailed report by Federico Magalini and Ruediger Kuehr of the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace SCYCLE Operating Unit. One hundred and thirty-nine epidemiologists, toxicologists, child health experts, industry representatives, non-governmental organisations representatives and policy makers responded to the online questionnaire. |Read more

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