Health officials and partner organizations leapt to action to identify people who might have come into contact with the Ebola virus after two dying Ebola patients were removed from a hospital by their families to attend a prayer meeting, says Peter Salama, head of emergency response at the World Health Organization.
Ireland has taken recent steps to strengthen laws against child marriage and sexual exploitation, but leaders in the country must do more to support victims, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Maud de Boer-Buquicchio. As an example, she notes there is just one sexual assault treatment center for children in the country.
The success of hydraulic fracturing in the US is unlikely to be replicated, and countries seeking new energy sources should be aware of the environmental risks the practice poses, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. "Climate change means that all countries must, as a matter of strategic urgency, move away from burning fossil fuels, including shale gas," says UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.
Leaders around the world have a duty to minimize the risk of all kinds of weapons, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as he unveiled an agenda for global disarmament. "Our world is going backwards," Guterres said, adding that "governments are pouring resources into updating old weapons systems, developing new ones, and entering into what many see as a new arms race."
Top leadership may have a vision, but that vision is effective only when it's communicated through the lower layers of management to inspire the workforce, writes consultant Micah Solomon. This involves leading by example, plus carefully explaining the why and wherefore in a way that points employees to opportunities for advancement.
Some companies are dispensing with reviews, but given the costs associated with employees, reviews can be a vital resource for improvement, writes Lena Requist. However, it makes sense to evaluate your review process and make changes to ensure the time is spent well.
Many small-business owners continue to be uncertain about how provisions in the new tax law -- including a 20% deduction for owners of pass-through entities -- will affect them. Entrepreneurs and advisers are waiting for the IRS to write guidelines explaining aspects of the law.
Facebook Live offers marketers a unique opportunity to secure a reputation for authenticity via video. Marisa Sanfilippo explores content ideas for Facebook Live videos and emphasizes the importance of including calls to action.
North Korea said in statement today that it is open to talks with the US after President Donald Trump canceled a planned summit between the two countries. Trump called the statement "productive" and said he hopes it will lead to peace.
President Donald Trump says he recently used the word "animals" in reference to MS-13 gang members, not undocumented immigrants as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has claimed. Trump's claim that he was targeting gang members is likely true, but his statements regarding Pelosi's supposed support for MS-13 are not, Lori Robertson writes.