September 2014 Blog Posts (24)

The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

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.…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 30, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

ITU Young Innovaters Challenge

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…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 27, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

At End of 2015 Millennium Development goals.

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…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Secretary-General's Message on the Internationale peace day 2014

International Day of Peace 2014



Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.



Secretary-General's Message on the Internationale peace day 2014.



Today is the International Day of Peace.



Each year, on this day, the United…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

International peace day makes educations first.

Happy International Day of Peace. Education gives children the power to make the world a better place #peaceday

Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Family Planning saves life!!!!!

Family planning saves lives! It empowers women and girls to make choices, to seek and stay in education, to participate fully in society and contribute to the economy. 



Thanks to UNFPA for sharing these five facts about family planning ahead of Monday's Special Session of the 69th Session of the General Assembly to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.…



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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Survey

The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has put together a Zero Draft of the 10-year Plan of Action 2016-2025 to integrate volunteering in policies and programmes through a more purposeful, strategic and collective long-term approach. This Zero Draft has taken into account a variety of input and feedback received from a wide range of stakeholders since the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) in 2001 and…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Showcasing Data for the Public Good at the United Nations

Join us for an evening reception showcasing the United Nations’ commitment to the ‘Data Revolution,’ its impact and potential. We will be launching a new interactive visualization on the MDGs, showcasing the work of UN Global Pulse, results from the MY World survey, and winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge.



When: Wednesday 24th September, 6:30pm



Where: Microsoft Technology Centre Eleven Times Square



New York, NY…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

#UpForSchool petition.

We hope you will all send the press release to your local media to raise awareness and gain support for the petition. It's vital that we spread the word and make sure all media (from local to international) promote the petition so that the global education movement get's the attention is needs and deserves.



Update the release with your country's information and send away. Let's see how many millions of…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

THANKS A (FIVE) MILLION!

Thanks to your outstanding efforts MY World has hit the 5 million votes mark!



This is a historic achievement which means that millions of people – many for the first time – now can have a say in defining a better world for themselves and their families.



MY World will continue to inform the negotiations about the future development agenda into 2015, and we will continue to ensure…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 23, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Women with beauty are more confident

Why do women would like to look beautiful? This question has different answers in different parts of the world, but in my country there is only one answer, they want to impress men! This answer has become a part of the personality of a fashionable and stylish woman in my society. Thus, men and other women judge women based on their looks and what they have in mind – impressing men.

However, if you ask me, as a fan of modern dressing style, my answer is totally different. There is…

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Added by Susan Atai on September 23, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

Engaging Young People on Democracy

On the occasion of the upcoming International Day of Democracy themed: “Engaging Young People on Democracy”, on 15 September, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, AhmadAlhendawi, said “democracy today is being challenged and needs involvement of young people.  In recent years, young people all over the world have raised their voices demanding to be heard — youth exclusion…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:13am — No Comments

UN-Water Best Practices Award!

Two more weeks to apply for UN-Water Best Practices Award! Nomination deadline extended until 30 September



he application period for the 5th edition of the 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award has been extended until 30 September This edition's focus is 'Water and Sustainable Development', which mirrors that of World Water Day 2015.



As this year's award will represent the…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments

You are cordially invited to Celebrating 5 million voices

You are cordially invited to

Celebrating 5 million voices

MY World Partner Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony

SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS



1) Femi Oke, TV Presenter and Journalist (Master of Ceremonies) Representatives of UN Member States present at the UN General Assembly

2) Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015

3) Hon. Mr.…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:06am — No Comments

An Invitation #UpforSchool Youth Rally

An Invitation

#UpforSchool Youth Rally

4.30-6.00 PM, Monday 22 September

NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South



Followed by a public gathering @ 6.00 PM

In Washington Square Park



Join Gordon Brown, myself, and hundreds of youth leaders on Monday,…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:04am — No Comments

Support Beyond 2015

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 well-being for all, within the limits of our…

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Added by Md. Nahidul Islam on September 20, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

FEAR IN THE MAKING OF A LEADER

The world has provided an acronym for the English word FEAR: 
F─ False/Fake
E─ Experience
A─ Appearing
R─ Real
The question is: does fear exist? Scholars and Psychologists have put up answers to cub the world’s quest for a solution, but yet fear still grips…
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Added by Amaraizu Iheanyi Genius on September 16, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

youth policy

Here is why I think that #youthpolicymatters in Benin is such as challenge that it is more speech oriented than action oriented. We must then, we young people start raise voices and lead initiative towards youth policy in our communities and the World.

#youthpolicymatters…

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Added by Balley Ayodélé Jonathan on September 15, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments

A Path, A Struggle, A Victory

My life has had its share of divisive events. I was born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire twenty years ago in a hot 27 April twilight--the youngest of four children and the only son. My father was a private high school teacher and my mother was a “passionate midwife,” as my father used to say.  I unfortunately lost my mother when I was six years old, though her passion for people still lives within me even today. Separated by death from his true love, my father later became separated…

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Added by Balley Ayodélé Jonathan on September 13, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

58 Opinion Leaders Trained As Safe Abortion Advocates

   

     

Opinion leaders from 21 communities in seven districts in the Brong-Ahafo region have been trained as Safe Abortion Advocates as part of the Safe Abortion Project which is being implemented by the Safe Abortion Fund (SAAF) and Global Media Foundation (GLOMeF).

 

Under the project, the opinion leaders are expected to engage religious and traditional leaders, Local Government Officials and their Members of Parliament on safe…

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Added by Raphael Godlove Ahenu on September 13, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

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