Newly-appointed UN Climate Envoy Mary Robinson features in this list of the top 20 women working to combat climate change.
The women have diverse backgrounds—financial systems, workers’ rights, science, politics, development, media, diplomacy and more.
According to the World Health Organization, viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer. Liver cancer is the second biggest cancer killer.
Get informed about viral hepatitis ahead of Monday’s World Hepatitis Day.
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Overall inequality in human development is decreasing worldwide, yet there are still over 2.2 billion people living in or near multidimensional poverty, says the new United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Human Development Report 2014.
Leading this year’s Human Development Index are Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.
Get details and find out where your country stands at: http://hdr.undp.org/ #HDR2014
Photo: UNDP Pakistan
Marking 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils that took place on Wednesday.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls and “never to abandon them”, while “reminding people that we are in the midst of a global civil rights struggle”.
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This week UN Member States proposed a set of Sustainable Development Goals to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.
The proposed Goals cover a range of issues, including ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.
The proposal will now be considered by the UN General Assembly as part of the post-2015 development agenda that world leaders are expected to adopt at a Summit in September 2015.
Be sure to tune in on 24 July at 3:30pm EDT for a Google+ Hangout with Wu Hongbo, Conference Secretary-General of the upcoming UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and youth representatives from this group of nations. They will discuss the role of youth in bringing about sustainable development for these states and beyond.
Do you have a question for Mr. Wu or this panel of youth representatives? Share it now via Twitter using #islands2014!
Get all the event details here.