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South Korean airlines ban shark fin as cargo

South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.
"Korean Air has joined a campaign to protect an ecological system by imposing a complete ban on the shipment of shark fin,"
- Korean Air

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South Korean airlines ban shark fin as cargo

Source: Times Live, Sat June 22, 2013
South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.

South Korea adopts greenhouse gas regulations

Source: Nature.com, Sat May 05, 2012
Building on an ambitious effort to scale up green investments and reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels, South Korea this week became the first Asian nation to formally adopt a cap-and-trade programme for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Hyundai on rise, no longer building ‘disposable’ cars

Source: MSNBC, Mon January 17, 2011
At one time Hyundai specialized in “disposable” cars — that is, cars that were cheap to buy and cheaper to throw away when they were broken, like Wal-Mart DVD players. No more. Recent Hyundais have been impressively well-designed and assembled, earning plaudits from new car reviewers and quality surveys alike.

South Korea clamps down on illegal whale-hunting

Source: AFP, Mon January 03, 2011
South Korea said Sunday it will tighten rules on whaling and the processing of whale meat amid international pressure to curb illegal hunting of the endangered giant mammals.

More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

Source: UN News Centre, Sun October 03, 2010
Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.

Koreas agree on October family reunion, location still undecided

Source: CNN, Sat September 18, 2010
Representatives for North and South Korea agreed that October would be a good time to do another round of reunions for families separated by the Korean war, the South Korean Unification Ministry said Friday.

Global fiscal stimulus funds could jump-start world economy—UN report

Source: UN News Centre, Tue February 17, 2009
Nairobi, Kenya - Investing one-third of the roughly $2.5 trillion planned stimulus funds in "greening" the global economy will give a large boost to efforts to lift the world out of recession, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today.

‘Green’ stimulus plans by Japan and Republic of Korea hailed by UN environment chief

Source: UN News Centre, Mon January 12, 2009
United Nations - The announcement that Japan and the Republic of Korea will invest billions of dollars in environmentally smart projects to create jobs and spur economic growth is the latest sign that the Green New Deal advocated by the United Nations is gaining momentum, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

UN disarmament events kick off in Republic of Korea and Brazil this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Mon November 24, 2008
Two United Nations disarmament events kick off today in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Brazil as part of the world body�s efforts to promote the non-proliferation of weapons across the globe.

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