Amnesty International Day, celebrated May 28

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961" and called for "common action". Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the … [Read more...]

DESA, Preparing for a year of Global Action in 2015

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2015 is expected to be a historic year for global sustainable development. A number of milestone events are expected to set in motion crucial actions that will benefit both the people and the planet. With UN DESA playing a leading role in these efforts, DESA News met with Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General, to learn more about upcoming events as well as gains made during the past year. “Critical, busy and … [Read more...]

“I feel HEARD on World Pulse‏” Lydia of the Philippines

World Pulse exists because of the financial support of the women and men of our global network, including Lydia who gives $1 every month. Will you join with Lydia and begin your own monthly contributions right now? One click from a partner website introduced Lydia to World Pulse, and with many subsequent clicks she felt heard and encouraged by our online community. She even connected with US researchers who sought her expertise using the Internet for change: “I was able to contribute to … [Read more...]

History of Earth Hour – March 29

ANDY RIDLEY Andy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, the global environmental movement initiated in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a campaign for action on climate change. Six years ago, we started this project - Earth Hour. It has grown to become the world’s largest mass participation event in history. From 1 to over 7,000 cities. From 1 country to 7 continents. From 2 million to hundreds of millions of people. Earth Hour's mission is three-fold. To bring people together through a … [Read more...]

World Pulse needs YOU to fill survey before March 27, 2014

You're Invited to share your ideas with World Pulse World Pulse is looking for your input on ways we can continue to improve the training opportunities we offer you and the 60,000 members of our global network to support your visions for change. World Pulse is founded on the belief that there is a world of untapped knowledge, innovation, and vision held by women. As you are a valued member of our global community, your input is vital. We will use your recommendations and suggestions … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly – What, Who, Why and When?

The sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly will open in September 2013. The President of the United Nations General Assembly was chosen from the GRULAC with Antigua and Barbuda's John William Ashe being the consensus candidate, thus bypassing the need for an election. The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral … [Read more...]

CONGO, National Leadership required NOW – Take Action !!!

ENOUGH is ENOUGH - The Time is NOW to Take Action !!! March 2013 – Conflict-related sexual violence is one of the most urgent challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official says, stressing that leadership and responsibility on the part of the Government is critical to tackling this issue. “Only the Congolese people, with the support of the international community, can change the current situation and create a new narrative for the DRC,” the … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING Documentary Call For Submissions

V-Day is creating a ONE BILLION RISING documentary project, and we are looking to include footage and high resolution photos of local events from all over the world. If you filmed or photographed your event, we would love to see! We will need the highest resolution files available shared with us via Dropbox. These can be RAW footage, edited pieces, single photographs or folders with multiple images. TAKE ACTION To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for … [Read more...]

International Volunteer Day – Dec 5 – Winners celebrated

Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) International Volunteer Day - Dec 5 ~ Theme for 2012: Celebrate volunteering! International Volunteer Day (IVD) offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This program works closely with partners and governments … [Read more...]

Planetworkshops, The Global Conference 2012 – Registrations will close on July, 31st

The 7th edition of the GLOBAL CONFERENCE  will be held on September 26th,27th and 28th, 2012               Evian, France         Register now  "Age of Co-construction of Triumph of Competition?"     The Planetworkshops is an international and independent Think Tank which analyses contemporary and future challenges for a sustainable development. Its vocation is to challenge the life of ideas, encourage intellectual innovation and produce expertise to accompany the long … [Read more...]

UN Women working towards a sustainable future

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many … [Read more...]

Empowering Women and Girls is Key to Address World’s Challenges

NEW YORK — Empowering women and girls will have a profound impact on the survival and well-being of children, UNICEF said today, joining the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) global campaign to mark 7 billion people in the world. The world’s population will reach a major milestone next month as it tops 7 billion. The UNFPA 7 Billion Actions initiative aims to build global awareness around the opportunities and challenges the world faces as it reaches this staggering number of people, … [Read more...]

UN Global Update: Innovation‏ – GirlUp at Whitehouse

UN Foundation Board Points to Innovation Twelve of the world's leading voices for global progress and change gathered for the UN Foundation Board of Directors meeting in Norway, June 19-25. Meeting with government, corporate, and nonprofit leaders, the Board worked to build support for UN efforts to improve global health, catalyze innovations in international development, and call for global action on climate change. The trip culminated in a visit to Svalbard, Norway - the world's … [Read more...]

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