Next Friday is United Nations, marking the UN’s 69th birthday. This week we are celebrating the many ways that the UN makes a difference all over the world – including by protecting people in emergencies.
Find out more at: http://j.mp/OZ8tA8
African agriculture has the greatest promise: a growing population, vibrant markets and half the world’s uncultivated arable land. Yet, the average African farm performs at only about 40% of its potential.
How can Africa reach its agricultural potential?
During this week’s Africa Week and World Food Week, explore the new interactive infographic from Farming First and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): http://www.farmingfirst.org/africanag/
Despite the immense challenges of the #Ebola outbreak in West Africa, local health care workers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working on the front lines of #Ebolaresponse — in field hospitals, Ebola treatment units and training facilities and more.
NGOs have mobilized thousands of personnel, and thanks to their relentless efforts, have saved many lives.
Take a look at a photo album showing their heroic work here: http://j.mp/1CVeWlD
Saturday is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The theme this year is “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.”
Learn more about the Day here: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development.
If you have a say on the #DataRevolution, comment online or send submissions by Oct 15 here: http://www.undatarevolution.org/contact/