Saturday, 19 August 2017

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World Humanitarian Day - UN Secretary-General's message

This World Humanitarian Day, join us in demanding world leaders protect civilians trapped in conflict. Civilians are #NotATarget

‘I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker’

‘I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker’

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day (WHD) brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crisis and pay tribute to aid workers who help them. This year, we come together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget, and demand global action to... Read more

Holiday season peak in FGM “cutting season”

Holiday season peak in FGM “cutting season”

14.8.2017 - July, August and September means “cutting season” for many girls around the world, when the break fro... Read more

Alternatives needed for migrant smugglers

Alternatives needed for migrant smugglers

  10.8.2017 – For centuries a hub of international trade in gold and salt, and later a site for desert tourism, th... Read more

Despite achievements, vast challenges remain for indigenous peoples

Despite achievements, vast challenges remain for indigenous …

  9 August 2017 – Indigenous peoples today face even greater struggles and rights violations than they did te... Read more

Bringing solidarity to an earthquake-struck village

Bringing solidarity to an earthquake-struck village

UN Communications Officer for Italy, Fabio Graziosi has been working for the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRI... Read more

The UN is more effective in preventing wars than many experts think

The UN is more effective in preventing wars than many expert…

  The United Nations was founded in 1945 in order to prevent conflict and to maintain world peace. But over t... Read more

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, according to UNESCO

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, accor…

4 August 2017 – Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy. ... Read more

Innovative solutions to combat “e-waste” are emerging

Innovative solutions to combat “e-waste” are emerging

2 August 2017 - As digital and tech devices become more available worldwide, their responsible disposal is becomi... Read more

Millennials must prepare for a lifetime of learning

Millennials must prepare for a lifetime of learning

  31 July 2017 – One in three people in the world was born between 1980 and 2000, and most of these millennia... Read more

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World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Children #NotATarget - World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, 2017

On #WorldHumanitarianDay, we honor aid workers and remind the world that they are #NotATarget: worldhumanitarianday.org

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A quick guide on the key components, mission and work of the United Nations - an international organization that helps to build a better world.
 
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“Together - Respect, safety and dignity for all”

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The campaign highlights the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It also counters some misinformation and misperceptions.

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