UNICEF joins ENUF in campaign to support HIV-positive people

UNICEF joins ENUF in campaign to support HIV-positive people

UNICEF will show its support for the Living Positive Victoria (LPV) ENUF campaign during the World AIDS 2014 Conference. ENUF is a crowd-sourced campaign that uses the experiences More...

Violence against women and girls: enough is enough, says UNFPA Head

Violence against women and girls: enough is enough, says UNFPA Head

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his remarks to government and United Nations officials today, underlined the need for urgent More...

Poll’s result shows NGO’s skepticism on private sector in development

Poll’s result shows NGO’s skepticism on private sector in development

Over 400 development professionals participated in the survey launched by Info-Cooperazione two weeks ago on the engagement of the private sector in development cooperation. More...

WFP Food Assistance Supports Successful Treatment Of People Living With HIV

WFP Food Assistance Supports Successful Treatment Of People Living With HIV

Photo © WFP/HIlary Wartinger Statement by WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on World AIDS Day ROME – We believe that food is life, and this World AIDS Day (1 December) More...

UNFPA partners with the Guardian in the fight against FGM

Attending the launch of the campaign are (left-right) Nation Media Group CEO Linus Gitahi, Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Anne Waiguru, UN Secretary-General Ban More...

Adam Liaw: “I get it now.”

Adam Liaw: "I get it now."

Landing in Myanmar was disorienting and wonderful. It was a country I’d never visited before, and I new very little about More...

World, and outer space, reacts to Germany’s World Cup win

World, and outer space, reacts to Germany's World Cup win

The world has rightfully praised Germany’s 1-0 win, courtesy of Mario Götze, in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. More...

FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story

Hajira’s son is a tailor and can work with the solar lantern also during nighttime ©...

Why governments are building 3D maps Why governments are building 3D maps

Governments in the region are using 3D mapping to plan their services and cities, mitigate disasters...

Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a joint post with Alex Ezeh. Since the term “data revolution” was brandished in...

Swiss vote ‘no’ on immigration limits

Swiss vote 'no' on immigration limits

Swiss voters reject immigration cap Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected three separate proposals on Sunday More...

Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster

Children playing around the contaminated Solar Evaporation Pond in Bhopal, India. “ Those who survived have faced long-term health problems, but..

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International..

Typhoon Haiyan: then and now

Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then More...

Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 – 8 July

Pakistan: Water, sanitation, and health services are urgent needs among the 780,000 registered displaced from North Waziristan (government figures). The data..

Disaster-Related Displacement from the Horn of Africa

Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people in the Horn..
Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world..
Despite Russian drawdown from border, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

Despite Russian drawdown from border, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues. Most Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine‘s border, US officials said today, a..
Women and girls at risk as conflict escalates in Iraq

Women and girls at risk as conflict escalates in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Approximately one million people have been displaced by the mounting crisis in northern and western Iraq...