Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

WNN Improve It (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations and its partners are celebrating Safer Internet Day today with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for children and young people. “Safer Internet Day is such a great example of how the international community can collaborate […]

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took the oath of office today as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka was sworn […]

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOCHA) Sana’a, YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: The UN has warned that efforts to find a political solution to the insecurity that has plagued Yemen since 2011 could be undermined unless support for humanitarian programmes is quickly and dramatically increased. This warning came as UN agencies and partners released their revised humanitarian appeal for 2013. […]

Empowerment of urban women and youth vital for future prosperity of cities, UN says

Empowerment of urban women and youth vital for future prosperity of cities, UN says

UN News Centre – Wednesday, 24 April 2013 (originally published 18 Apr) 18 April 2013 – With women projected to comprise a majority of the world’s urban dwellers and head increasing numbers of households, gender equality in employment, housing, health and education is vital to ensure the prosperity of the cities of the future, according […]

OP-ED: Women and Girls at Heart of the Blue Revolution

OP-ED: Women and Girls at Heart of the Blue Revolution

Lakshmi Puri – IPS – Friday, 14 September 2012 (originally published 11 Sept) UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 2012 (IPS) – World Water Week recently concluded in Stockholm with a special emphasis on the linkages between water and food security. From the worst drought in 56 years in the United States Midwest, to the Karnataka’s drought […]

Human trafficking victim advocates gather at the United Nations

Human trafficking victim advocates gather at the United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: Human trafficking was on the agenda today at the United Nations in New York as a UN General Assembly interactive dialogue meeting, “Fighting Human Trafficking: Partnership and Innovation to End Violence Against Women,” revealed that international funding efforts are falling short, in spite of ongoing organizational efforts to decrease the […]

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: 21 October 2011 – Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. “Most new arrivals tell […]