Ageing in the 21st Century: A Celebration and a Challenge

Rapidly and surely the world is getting older. In 2000, for the first time in history, there were more people over age 60 than children below age 5. The number and proportion of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, and will surpass 1 billion people in less the 10 years. Ageing is now occurring fastest in the developing world, which has limited resources and plans to deal with this unprecedented demographic trend. The older generation -- which includes caregivers, … [Read more...]

Wangari Maathai Award 2012

  Wangari Maathai Award 2012     Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya (Africa) in 1940. The first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. Wangari Maathai obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas (1964). She subsequently earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh (1966). She pursued doctoral studies in Germany and the University of Nairobi, obtaining a Ph.D. … [Read more...]

Women Taking Action – Nominate UN Volunteers

UNV ONLINE VOLUNTEERING AWARD 2011   The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is calling for nominations for the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2011, which will be presented to ten online volunteers or teams of online volunteers for their contributions towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). WHO IS ELIGIBLE? The award will be given to online volunteers or teams of online volunteers, who supported an organization working for peace and development over the … [Read more...]

United Nations Invites Nominations for 2011 Public Service Awards – Take Action, make Nomination!

Press Release Note No. 6287 Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York   Note to Correspondents United Nations Invites Nominations for 2011 Public Service Awards as Competition Adds Gender, Anti-corruption Categories   The United Nations is calling for nominations for its Public Service Awards 2011, an international competition designed to promote and support innovations and public service delivery worldwide.   Open to all public organizations at the … [Read more...]

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