There is six months to go until Ban Ki-moon hosts a Climate Summit to mobilize political will and spark a race to the top in climate action. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will host the Climate Summit in September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society. Continue reading
A joint statement by Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator; Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Antonio Guterres at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); Margaret Chan of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Ertharin Cousin of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) calls urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians: Continue reading
The 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference will take place again in New York at UNHQ, from 27-29 August. The Conference will be titled “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” and focus on exploring the role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda. Continue reading
In the lead-up to World Malaria Day, recognized around the world annually on 25 April, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) gathered corporate leaders, government officials, foreign diplomats, development experts and civil society for an event in New Delhi to urge greater private sector engagement and cross-sector collaboration to advance the fight against malaria.
World Malaria Day is a chance to shine a spotlight on the global effort to control malaria. Each year, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partner organisations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. Invest in the future: defeat malaria is a three-year theme partners chose for the period of 2013-2015 to call attention to the need to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and defeat malaria in the future.
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24-30) – aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
The countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region are getting ready to observe the Regional Immunization Week from 21 to 27 April 2014. Continue reading
The 23rd of April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. Continue reading
Earth Day 2014 will focus on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve. Continue reading