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41 Lake Chad Basin: Boko Haram-induced crisis is ‘children’s crisis,’ UNICEF warns
( Africa )

Content by: News Centre

 

25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million stil...

Created on 2016-08-25 14:51:34
42 Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN’s Youngest Messenger of Peace
( Gender, Women & Children - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

During a designation ceremon...

Created on 2017-04-10 20:51:12
43 Mauritius contributes to UNDP’s earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Port Louis, Mauritius – The Republic of Mauritius has contributed $1 million towards the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s earthquake response and recovery programme in Nepal.

The donation, from the Prime Minister’s Solidarity Fund for Nepal, will help to create emer...

Created on 2015-06-03 16:05:11
44 Miracle of Wind
( Environment, Natural Resources - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

Oct 28 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) - Karachi has been abundantly endowed with one of nature’s riches — wind. Located on the Arabian Sea coast, the city cannot complain of being stifled by desultory stillness.

Created on 2016-10-28 14:31:10
45 One Fish Two Fish, No Fish: Rebuilding of Fish Stocks Urgently Needed
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

 

WASHINGTON, DC , Jan 21 2016 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.

Created on 2016-01-22 15:53:50
46 One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain ‘vast,’ UN reports
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

4 November 2016 – As Haiti struggles to recover from the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew, which pummelled the tiny island one month ago today, the United Nations warned that while its seems as if “the world has moved on,” Ha...

Created on 2016-11-04 18:34:54
47 One year on, UN experts urge Brazil to urgently boost efforts to address impacts of dam collapse
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

4 November 2016 – Voicing concern over the many pressing human rights impacts on some six million people since the worst mine disaster occurred in Brazil one year ago, a group of United Nations human rights experts today issued a strong call on ...

Created on 2016-11-04 19:51:36
48 Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Starts Final Stretch to Find Consensus on Agenda
( Global Compact News )

Content by: South-South News

14 July 2014, New York, USA | Shari Nijman - The United Nations General Assembly opened this week what will be the thirteenth and final open working group on the Sustainable Development Goals. The process, which started in March 2013, has aimed to sum up ...

Created on 2014-07-14 21:44:00
49 Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

The concentration of clorophyll in the tropical Eastern Pacific, off Costa Rica’s northwest coast, reflects a high level of productivity and a healthy food chai... 
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50 Pushing for Gender Equity at COP20
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

 

LIMA, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) - Despite international acknowledgement that women are disproportionately affected by climate change, the Lima climate negotiations have been slow to deliver progress on recognising their i...

Created on 2014-12-10 21:01:49
51 Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone
( UNDP News )

Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

Tue Sep 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Created on 2016-09-28 13:49:17
52 Should We Celebrate 10 Years of the Global Tobacco Control Treaty?
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

Laurent Huber is Director of Framework Convention Alliance, a grouping of nearly 500 organisations worldwide dedicated to global tobacco control.

GENEVA, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) - February 27 will mark th...

Created on 2015-02-19 16:00:33
53 Social Good Summit Partners Announce New Speakers Headlined by Vice President Joe Biden
( UNDP News )

Social Good Summit Partners Announce New Speakers Headlined by Vice President Joe Biden

Aug 30, 2016
Created on 2016-09-20 15:01:40
54 Social Networks in Mexico Both Fuel and Fight Discontent
( Latin America & Caribbean - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

 

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) - The scene in the video is simple: a bearded man with a determined look on his face sitting in front of a white wall witha portrait of Emiliano Zapata, symbol of the Mexican revolut...

Created on 2017-01-19 20:34:50
55 Statement on Newsweek report on testimony from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) strongly rejects Newsweek’s implication that it condones corrupt practices with regards to administration of the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan (LOTFA).

The claim that UNDP is corrupt is incorrect and defamatory.

Created on 2015-04-30 15:11:45
56 Stronger Cooperation on Migration and Development with new Partnership between UNDP and IOM
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

Stronger Cooperation on Migration and Development with new Partnership between UNDP and IOM

Tue Sep 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Created on 2016-09-30 17:00:00
57 Sustainable Development Goals are a “roadmap for peace dignity and prosperity”
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

Sustainable Development Goals are a “roadmap for peace, dignity and prosperity”

Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Created on 2016-09-30 17:00:00
58 Sweden pledges an additional $19 million to UNDP for 2016
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

Sweden pledges an additional $19 million to UNDP for 2016

Sep 9, 2016
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Created on 2016-09-12 17:02:12
59 Tanzania: Girls Struggle to Avoid Forced Marriage, Yearn to Learn
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

 

KAHAMA, Tanzania, Jan 21 2016 (IPS) - Maria was barely 16 when her father removed her from school to marry her off to a man 20 years older than she was just so that the family could receive eleven cows as her dowr...

Created on 2016-01-21 16:29:25
60 The Eugenics Debate
( Development News - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

Jul 11 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) - The current debate on the re-emergence of eugenics is worrying, as most of its proponents seem to be urging for gene manipulation for higher intelligence and beauty, while only a few are concerned with its dystopian ...

Created on 2016-07-11 14:39:15

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