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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 for reinterpretation of natural disasters.
As part of its Digital Discussion series, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is carrying out a series of interviews with top female scientists who took part in the Homeward Bound Expedition to Antarctica in December 2016. They discuss their experiences during the 20-day voyage and their role as female scientists in combating climate change and ensuring sustainability.
The top United Nations human rights official today called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they operate.
Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.
United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres pledges to make 2017 a year for peace.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) received a new pledge of 7 million euros from the European Union in support of its work in Iraq, where an estimated 11 million people, half of whom are children, urgently require humanitarian assistance.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered his last public lecture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he congratulated the institution on joining United Nations Academic Impact, emphasized the role of the youth in sustainable development and encouraged his successor to continue to stand for equality and collective action.
The Security Council today requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city.
The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres today announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN deputy chief, on his assumption of office as the ninth chief of the global Organization in January 2017.
In our inaugural installment of the Digital Discussion Series, we look at the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign and interview two remarkable young people who won elected office in their town.