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United Nations Ebola Response: Information & Facts

Health Workers in Liberia Battle EbolaThe United Nations has launched an unprecedented response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa which is being coordinated through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). UNMEER is the first-ever UN emergency health mission, temporary in nature it will respond to immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola.  Continue reading

World Toilet Day – WeCantWait

Toilet Day Inforgraphic2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets or latrines, with dramatic consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development.  “Equality, Dignity and the Link Between Gender-Based Violence and Sanitation” is the theme for this year’s World Toilet Day, which seeks to put a spotlight on the threat of sexual violence that Continue reading

International Day of Tolerance – 16 November

Following is a message from the Secretary-General on occasion of the International Day of Tolerance:

We live in an era of rising and violent extremism, radicalism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life. There are more people displaced by fighting today than at any period since the end of the Second World War. Innocent lives are being lost in senseless clashes around the world. The youngest victims are robbed of their childhoods, conscripted and abused, or even kidnapped simply for wanting an education. Continue reading

DPI Syria Update No. 66 – 29 October 2014

Homs Faces Renewed Round of ShellingLatest DPI Syria Update. This bulletin covers the Secretary-General’s call for increased assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, UNHCR’s concerns over a proposal by Spain to legalise automatic returns of refugees from two enclaves in North Africa, as well as UNRWA’s appeal for humanitarian access to Yarmouk’s Palestinian refugee camp. Continue reading

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Millenium Development Goals posterThe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda. Continue reading

University Students pitch marketing ideas for the Zero Hunger Challenge at the 2015 Milano Expo

IMG_4696On the 15 October, University of Canberra students pitched advertising campaigns that were designed to generate awareness and action on the issue of food waste to be part of the UN’s participation at the Milan Expo in 2015, which will be themed The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World. Continue reading