The Third UN World Conference on…Continue
Started Jan 6, 2015
Islamic State. Ebola. Climate change. The issues topping the agenda at the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) have no easy solutions. But during the debates of the last week, one thing was clear: Without equal participation of women, we stand no chance of tackling these global threats or preventing future ones from emerging.
Thankfully, this year, more and more officials used their time on- and off-stage to call attention to the needs and perspectives of women and girls. Here are eight…Continue
Nominations are now open for the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the theme “Shaping the Future.” Nominate now.
Theme: Shaping the Future
The purpose of the theme "Shaping the Future" is to bring out cases of individuals or organizations that have shown convincing examples of leadership to guide our actions in ways that will make us more safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient now and in the years to come.…Continue
ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the IEEE IoT Initiative is looking for the best ideas for new businesses and innovations that can take advantage of the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) to be used for social good and thus improve lives of people all over the world.
This may involve methods for spreading or expanding access…
The Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. There has been much progress since they were agreed at the turn of the millennium, but the world is now a very different place. Climate change, inequality and economic crises are hurting people around the world. Much remains to be done to create an equitable and sustainable world where every person is safe, lives well, and exercises their human rights, and where political and economic systems deliver…Continue