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The Mission to Stop Ebola: Lessons for UN Crisis Response

The International Peace Institute published its new report entitled &lsquoThe Mission to Stop Ebola: Lessons for UN Crisis Response&rsquo on 15 February 2017. Written by its vice president, Adam Lupel and Michael Snyder, an independent researcher, the publication outlines the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) efforts, successes, failures and lessons learnt while combatting the Ebola pandemic of 2014 to 2016. &nbsp

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists – 2017 Fellowship Programme

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is currently accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship programme. The fellowships are available to radio, TV, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America/ the Caribbean, and are actively working for media organizations. The application deadline is 20 March 2017.

At Prevention Forum, Participants Discuss Education Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism

Delegates and members of civil society gathered on 13 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss and provide a forum for debate on strategies and methods for the prevention of violent extremism.

The Forum, co-organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) Media and Information Literacy programme and the United Nations Academic Impact’s (UNAI) Unlearning Intolerance programme, carried the theme “Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism.”

'Radio provides accessible, real-time medium to bridge divides,' UNESCO says on World Day

13 February 2017 – Radio has never been so dynamic, engaging and important in the midst of deep change in ways to share and access information, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, World Radio Day.

The Africa We Want

On 30th January 2017, the 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, began with a call to action by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, who urged young people to speak up and share their stories.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Momentum for Change: 2017 Call for Applications Now Open!

The search for Momentum for Change’s 2017 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted until 9 April 2017.

Organized by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. The winning activities will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November 2017 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23).

New Partnerships for Digital Education

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address core development issues including education.

UN urges renewed fight to end female genital mutilation as populations grow where practice occurs

6 February 2017 – Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, stressing that the UN Sustainable Development Agenda promises an end to this practice by 2030.

Early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics can save lives and money – UN

3 February 2017 - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, the United Nations health agency today said, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late.

UNITED NATIONS MEDIA SURVEY

The United Nations (UN) does great things all around the world and would like to make them known to the global pubic. For that reason, the UN wishes to know how you find out about news and information that matters to you, your preferred social media channels and what makes you share information with your networks as well as what you would like to see on its social media accounts.

Announcing of Prevention Forum- Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism

You are warmly invited to attend the ‘Prevention Forum’ discussion series on 9 February 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at the United Nations Headquarters. The forum is co-organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) Media and Information Literacy programme and United Nations Academic Impact’s (UNAI) Unlearning Intolerance’ programme, under the theme - ‘Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism’.

At Youth Forum, UN calls on young people to help realize a better future for all

30 January 2017 – Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the youth to speak up and share their stories.

Honouring Holocaust victims, UN chief Guterres pledges to battle anti-Semitism, all forms of hatred

 The world has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people and so many others, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, noting that building a future of dignity and equality for all will honour the victims of this “incomparable tragedy in human history […] who we will never allow to be forgotten.”

Announcing of Many Languages, One World® Contest 2017

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the fourth year of sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations Academic Impact, of the Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2017. This year welcomes Northeastern University as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Conference.

At talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria urges mechanism to oversee ceasefire

23 January 2017- International talks to extend the ceasefire in Syria started today in the Kazakh capital of Astana, with the United Nations Special Envoy said the ceasefire can be solidified if a mechanism to oversee and implement it is created.

2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum-Regional Breakout Session: “Africa’s Youth On The Rise! Harnessing Africa’s Youth Dividend To Achieve Prosperity For All”

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming interactive Regional Breakout Session on Africa during the 2017 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on the 30 - 31 January 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme for this year’s session is “Africa's Youth on the Rise! Harnessing Africa's Youth Dividend to Achieve Prosperity for All”.

55th Geneva Graduate Study Programme On “Climate Change, Migration and Violent Extremism: The United Nations’ Role In Preventing Conflicts Spurred By The Challenges Of Our Time”

The 55th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 3 to 14 July 2017. This year’s theme is: “Climate Change, Migration, Violent Extremism: The United Nations’ Role in Preventing Conflicts Spurred by The Challenges of Our Time”. It will comprise lectures and panel discussions given by senior officials and experts of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies.

Deadline Extension: Call For Proposals – African Peacebuilding Network now extended to 27TH January 2017!

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) announces the 27th January 2017 deadline extension for grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

20 January 2017 – Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty.

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG): Call for Papers on Postcolonial Theory and the Reinterpretation of ‘Natural’ Disasters

In view of the next annual Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) international conference to be held in London between  29th of August and  1st of September 2017, the RGS-IBG invites scholars to contribute empirical, as well as conceptual papers that apply postcolonial theory to explore ideas around but not limited to: