Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

Disarmament Week, OCT 24-30

The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament. The annual UN observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of … [Read more...]

Global Oneness Day 2016, OCT 24

What is Oneness? Oneness is the 'interconnectedness' of all Life of everything that exists. It is our unity with the Divine and each other. We are an inseparable part of the Divine, God, Source, All that Is; the term you use doesn’t matter. It is all the same. When we ask the question “What is Oneness?” The essence of Oneness surrounds us. Like a fish asking “What is water?” we are immersed in Oneness in every moment. Science tells us that everything is energy and that we are all … [Read more...]

Living From Your Soul: 9-Week Course, Neale Donald Walsch

Living From Your Soul: A 9-Week Journey to Create a Life That Expresses Your Truest Self with Neale Donald Walsch Neal shares "For me, the beginning of the most fruitful, exciting and rewarding time of my life was the moment I realized I had a soul. Before then, I didn't know what "having" a soul really meant; I didn't know what the soul was, or what it did. And I had no idea what my soul could offer me or do for my life. My soul might as well not even have been there for all the … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

World Peace Day – Sept 21

"The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in … [Read more...]

Happy Eid al-Adha!

We wish a Happy Eid and many blessings to all who are celebrating this holyday! Eid al-Adha today is one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar observed and celebrated worldwide other being Eid al-Fitr. But its considered to be holier of the two festivals. It is also known as "Sacrifice Feast" or "Bakr-Eid". Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations … [Read more...]

World Peace Day Celebration 2016, SEPT 18 in Toronto, Canada

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Key Issues At The UN 71st General Assembly

Key Issues At The UN General Assembly During the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly this month, global leaders will come together at the UN to advance solutions for the world's most urgent challenges. UN Foundation Senior Vice President Susan Myers previews 2016's biggest topics and shares how you can get involved. In just a few weeks, the world will come to New York for the opening of the next session of the UN General Assembly – what is often called “UN General … [Read more...]

Summit for Refugees and Migrants,19 Sept

Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September The United Nations General Assembly will convene the Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016 to guide the development of a global approach to addressing large movements of persons across international borders. The political declaration adopted at the Summit will strengthen the commitment to ensuring the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants, and will set in motion a process to create a more predictable, … [Read more...]

A world on the move: Refugees and Migrants

For a world on the move: The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants The world is on the move, and the number of international migrants today is higher than ever before. In 2015, 244 million people lived in a country other than where they were born, including more than 20 million refugees and asylum-seekers escaping violence or persecution in their home countries. People have always moved in search of sustenance, safety and opportunity. By crossing borders and residing in other lands, … [Read more...]

Celebrating Canonization of Mother Teresa: Sept 4, 1016

Before She Became Teresa Her middle name, Gonxha, means “little flower” in Albanian. Even before blossoming into her life as a religious sister, young Agnes Bojaxhiu showed signs of passionate devotion to Christ. Early on, she began celebrating her birthday on the day of her baptism, August 27. Who could have predicted that this “little flower” would go on to serve the poorest of the poor thousands of miles away? Set to Get Notified Here Pope Francis held a Consistory of … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Honeymoon to the Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Canada, thanks to the beauty and majesty of the waterfalls, which are truly breathtaking. People from all over the world travel to Niagara Falls to experience them for themselves, as well as to take in all that this unique Canadian city has to offer. But in addition to being a popular vacation spot, Niagara Falls also makes the ideal honeymoon destination. Check out some tips below so that you can plan your honeymoon there and enjoy every … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day 2016

About World Humanitarian Day On World Humanitarian Day we remember the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives during humanitarian operations; we pay homage to those who continue to put their lives at risk to offer assistance and aid and we give a voice to all the people who need help. Every year catastrophes and conflicts cause immense suffering for millions of people, often the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Together with poverty, these … [Read more...]

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