UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says her mother has been her inspiration throughout her life.
"Now, as the head of UN Women, I still draw on my mother’s example. She inspires me to believe that we will achieve equality in the 21st century between men and women"
Read more here.
Thank you! You must know this by now but I want to make sure to underline it: You are doing an important job. The work you do at the Summer School will be multiplied 100 times. You helped inspire, motivate and empower young leaders who will go on to make a difference in this world. —
Joanna Cordero from Switzerland, 2013 participant (via unaocefsummerschoolblog).
Are you interested in making positive social change? Then be one of the 75 youth selected to attend the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First Summer School
Deadline for application is 22 April 2014.
Find out more and apply today: www. unaocefsummerschool.org
Follow the story of other participants on Tumblr and get inspired on http://unaocefsummerschoolblog.tumblr.com
“Once again, the situation in Ukraine has seriously deteriorated … and as of now, the country teeters on the brink,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco said as he briefed an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council last night on the fallout from the latest escalation.
A new 9-part documentary TV series about climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger was launched Sunday.
The episodes feature celebrities reporting on the issue including Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, and Don Cheadle.
Find out more and watch the first episode at:http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Saturday is the International Day of Human Space Flight!
The Day celebrates the beginning of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples.
Meet Moossa, a 6 months old boy from Baghdad – and sadly, Iraq’s first victim of polio in 14 years.
“I never thought that my child could be paralyzed,” says his father, who deeply regrets not having his children vaccinated against this debilitating disease.
Since the detection of Moossa’s case, polio vaccination campaigns have begun in Iraq, Syria and Egypt to reach all children under 5. Read more in our latest blog post: http://uni.cf/1kJIAAk
An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.
For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.
Find out more and learn how to prevent it here.