Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all. Continue reading
The forthcoming 2013-14 World Resources Report responds to the challenge of the great balancing act confronting the world’s agricultural system. In Creating a Sustainable Food Future, we explore a menu of potential solutions that could sustainably close the food gap by 2050. Continue reading
The 2013 edition of the ESCAP Statistical Yearbook presents concise analyses highlighting major achievements and challenges for the 58 regional ESCAP member States and the five subregions in promoting economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Continue reading
The World Health Organization (WHO) says people who sustained serious injuries from Typhoon Yolanda need greater access to rehabilitation and other critical services. Continue reading
Rakiraki market vendors showed great appreciation for their newly launched business record keeping book tailored to their needs. The book allows them to keep track of their income, expenses and savings.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises Development (NCSMED) and Rakiraki Town Council, officially launched the Business Record Keeping Book for Market Vendors last Friday at the new Rakiraki Municipal Market Facility. Continue reading
On 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated worldwide to promote awareness and mobilize support on critical issues to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in society and development.
This year, the theme is “Break Barriers, Open Doors; for an inclusive society and development for all,” and various activities will take place to underscore the importance of this theme. Continue reading
Social inclusion, health education and sport aid programs have been at the centre of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Under Secretary-General, Mr. Wilfried Lemke’s visit to the Australia-Pacific region. Continue reading
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2013, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Nobel Peace Prize Winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are launching the #zerodiscrimination campaign calling for a global transformation. The initiative will launch the new Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March 2014, adopting the butterfly as the transformative symbol for zero discrimination. Continue reading