Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations has drawn on the bustling energy of two of the world’s most fabled crossroads – New York City’s Times Square and Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing – to spotlight the ongoing struggle of besieged civilians trapped amid Syria’s civil war, launching a “flashmob” and simultaneously showing […]

Escaping conflict is now harder than ever for displaced Syrians

Escaping conflict is now harder than ever for displaced Syrians

Refugees International – WNN Improve It (WNN/RI) Hatay, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: With at least two million Syrians now living in neighboring countries, refugees are struggling to cope with life in exile and aid agencies, host communities, and receiving countries are overwhelmed by myriad assistance challenges. One of the greatest problems confronting Syrians in Lebanon and […]

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

David Lewis – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) GLOBAL: Innovation has become central to the way development organisations go about their work. In November 2011, Bill Gates told the G20 that innovation was the key to development. Donors increasingly stress innovation as a key condition for funding, and many civil society organisations emphasise that innovation is central […]

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: “Now is the time to make women’s history, not just celebrate it,” says WomenCorporateDirectors’ co-founder Susan Stautberg, president of PartnerCom Corporation. In conjunction with Women’s History Month this March, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the largest global membership organization of women board members – is taking significant steps to increase the […]