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  • UNESCO Institutes Promotes Global Citizenship for Human Flourishing

    October 16, 2019

    Experts from the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development explain why education needs to be re-purposed and redesigned to build not just human capital for economic growth but to create global citizens for human flourishing.

  • UNDP Promotes Global Compact for Migration

    October 16, 2019

    The United Nations Development Program has published a new paper on the Global Compact for Migration. 

  • UNHCR Launches Collaborative Refugee Data Centre

    October 16, 2019

    To facilitate global refugee migration governance, the UN refugee agency, or UNHCR, and the World Bank are collaborating on the Joint Data Centre, which combines the former's knowledge and data on refugees with the latter's experience of poverty reduction and socio-economic analytical experience.

  • Environmental Justice Foundation Urges Adoption of Global Ocean Treaty

    October 02, 2019

    Citing the devastating threats to ocean life detailed in a recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, urges the adoption of the UN Global Ocean Treaty.

  • Civil Society Organizations Object to UN-WEF Partnership

    September 27, 2019

    In a recent letter to UN Secretary-General Guterres, hundreds of civil society organizations expressed their displeasure over a new partnership framework between the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, which they view as a transformational event resulting in the corporate capture of the UN.

  • Multilateral Agencies Launch Plan for Better Global Health

    September 25, 2019

    At the September 24 session of the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched Stronger Collaboration, Better Health: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All, a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Trump Administration Highlights Religious Liberty at United Nations

    September 25, 2019

    On September 23, the United States held an event titled "Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom," at which President Donald Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about the importance of protecting religious freedom through multilateral, national, and business initiatives.

  • UN Migration Agency and Partners Promote Global Governance of Migration and Health

    September 18, 2019

    An article in a series developed by The BMJ, the UN Migration Agency, and the Migration Health and Development Research Network explains that failure to improve the global governance of migration and health will jeopardize action towards major global health targets, most notably that of universal health coverage.

  • Cities Pledge to Report to UN on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    September 18, 2019

    At the upcoming United General Assembly meetings, more than a dozen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality, and other challenges by 2030, including Accra, Barcelona, Bristol, Cape Town, Los Angeles, and Mannheim.

  • UN Chief: Human-Triggered Climate Change Causing More Intense and Frequent Natural Disasters

    September 16, 2019

    While viewing the devastating damage in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres linked an increase in the intensity and frequency of natural disasters to human activity triggering climate change.

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