Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Human Development Report 2014 takes the temperature on humanity

Human Development Report 2014 takes the temperature on humanity

Tokyo, 24 July 2014 — Although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Nearly 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And according to income-based... Read more

We can’t let staggering numbers numb us

We can’t let staggering numbers numb us

23 July 2014 - Female genital mutilation and child marriage remain two widely spread practices that aff... Read more

Urgent need for humanitarian aid in Gaza

Urgent need for humanitarian aid in Gaza

22 July 2014 - Five days ago, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (U... Read more

UN experts: Indigenous peoples cannot be ‘deleted’ from new global development goals

UN experts: Indigenous peoples cannot be ‘deleted’ from new …

22 July 2014 – Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse in terms of soci... Read more

UN reaches remote, conflict-torn communities in South Sudan

UN reaches remote, conflict-torn communities in South Sudan

21 July 2014 - While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners r... Read more

UN Report: Litany of Human Rights Violations in Iraq

UN Report: Litany of Human Rights Violations in Iraq

19 July 2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has subjected the civilian population in... Read more

Will you devote 67 minutes to humanity?

Will you devote 67 minutes to humanity?

18 July 2014 - "Last year, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when Nelson Mandela passed away. ... Read more

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