UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached More...

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) – When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are More...

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are “non-functional” More...

Financing for gender equality - finding a new balance

Financing for gender equality – finding a new balance

We are entering this new phase of development with vital experience. We learnt from the Millennium Development Goals that gender equality is a pre-requisite for success in achieving More...

First ever national Girl Summit held in Ethiopia

It’s been almost one year since Ethiopia made a historic pledge at the Girl Summit in London to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Child, Early and Forced Marriage More...

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

A community waste disposal app has won five Nigerian teenage girls the Technovation international app challenge, beating More...

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead More...

Reflecting on digital for development week Reflecting on digital for development week

Time to draw breath after a week full of events aimed at sharing ideas and prompting...

Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment

GENEVA (ILO News) – Prior to the economic shock which began in 2008, the capacity of...

Getting the Public Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking with Technology Getting the Public Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking with Technology

Last week on one hot June afternoon in Bangkok, a regional conference on human trafficking took...

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” – Defying homophobia in Cameroon

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” - Defying homophobia in Cameroon

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being More...

World Bank critics lack protection, Human Rights Watch charges

Speaking out against the World Bank comes with consequences, according to Human Rights Watch. The group charges that an atmosphere of..

World leaders’ neglect of refugees condemns millions to death and despair

· Worst refugee crisis since World War II. · One million refugees desperately in need of resettlement. · Four million Syrian..

Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia April 2015 | Issued on 25 May 2015

Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia April 2015 | Issued on 25 May 2015

HIGHLIGHTS Over 16,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and localised flooding. Humanitarian More...

God was above us and we were directly under him in Syria

Families are being separated as those who can flee Syria and find safety in neighbouring Lebanon. This is one elderly woman’s..

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 16 February to 15 May 2015 [RU/UK]

GENEVA (1 June 2015) – A new report issued today by the UN Human Rights Office details the serious human rights..
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Unesco Director-General denounces killing of Mexican journalist Armando Saldaña Morales

“I condemn the murder of Armando Saldaña Morales and call on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this murder,”..
In eastern Ukraine, water shortage puts babies and mothers at risk

In eastern Ukraine, water shortage puts babies and mothers at risk

After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, up to 1.3 million children and adults are facing a serious water..
Iraq gets $350 mn World Bank for building projects

Iraq gets $350 mn World Bank for building projects

Iraq and the World Bank have signed a $350 million loan agreement on Sunday to fund reconstruction projects for regions retaken..