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World’s military expenditure tops hunger crisis pleas by 383 times

World’s military expenditure tops hunger crisis pleas by 383 times

The world spends 1554 billion euros ($1686 billion) on military expenses each year – 4.3 billion euros on a daily basis and 2.2% of global GDP - according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Report published today. At $334 billion in 2016, Europe’s military spending accounted for 20% of global military expenditure. The figure is an increase of 2.8% compared with 2015.  ‘The... Read more

UN pleads for aid as famine looms in Northeast Nigeria

UN pleads for aid as famine looms in Northeast Nigeria

19 April 2017. The top UN Humanitarian official in Nigeria is visiting Nordic capitals to ask for support warning... Read more

Easter – one of the (food) waste feasts

Easter – one of the (food) waste feasts

  14.4.2017 – Easter, along with Christmas, is a time of year when many of us leave the dinner table wi... Read more

Slave markets and archipelago of torture awaiting migrants in Libya

Slave markets and archipelago of torture awaiting migrants i…

12.4.2017 - Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern da... Read more

Depression: let's talk!

Depression: let's talk!

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated annually on 7 April, sponsored by the World Health O... Read more

‘The Destruction of Memory’ - Ciné-ONU marks World Heritage Day!

‘The Destruction of Memory’ - Ciné-ONU marks World Heritage …

On April 5th, Ciné-ONU was proud to host Tim Slade, and his powerful film ‘The Destruction of Memory... Read more

UN Secretary-General appeals for more support for victims of conflict in Syria

UN Secretary-General appeals for more support for victims of…

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community to take decisive steps to inc... Read more

Official Development Aid crucial for achieving Sustainable Development

Official Development Aid crucial for achieving Sustainable D…

5 April 2017. Governments must stand by their commitments “now” in providing Official Development Aid... Read more

Syrian refugees: Only 9% of estimated costs covered

Syrian refugees: Only 9% of estimated costs covered

4 April 2017. United Nations organisations and their partners have called for increased funding for Syrian refuge... Read more

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