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24 February 2017 – Giving voice to people affected by conflict and crises in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, a global United Nations-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo today generated more than $670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four counties where millions are in need of aid.
Ever since the United Nations was founded shortly after the Second World War, the Security Council has addressed global questions of peace and security, based on the powerful role it was accorded in the Charter of the United Nations.
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 funding cycle. There are two funding rounds during which applications are accepted annually in January and June. Click here to apply.
This article from the Visiola Foundation is the first in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Women in Science, Technology and Innovation series that analyses the gender dimension of Sustainable Development Goal #9: Industry, Infrastructure and Innovation. Leading women inventors of the 21st century were asked to avail themselves for interviews and submit articles highlighting the gender dimension of their work, research or inventions as they relate to SDG #9 and outlining their implications in helping to realize that goal.
Although the situation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has greatly improved following the Beijing Conference of 1995 and the increased publicity given to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 on Gender Equality, women are still significantly underrepresented. To increase their visibility, agitate for their inclusion and recognize their efforts within that field, the United Nations annually commemorates days such as the International Women’s Day on 8 March and more specifically to the theme at hand, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 of February. This article series entitled “Women in Science, Technology and Innovation” will look at women’s accomplishments, celebrating both International Days.
20 February 2017 – Famine has been formally declared in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations said today, warning that war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation there and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.
Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations today urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated from their loved ones.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) ASPIRE Chapter, East Stroudsburg South High School, East Stroudsburg participated in the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony and shared their impressions with UNAI.
Nominations for the 2017 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) are currently being accepted until 17 March 2017.
The International Peace Institute published its new report entitled ‘The Mission to Stop Ebola: Lessons for UN Crisis Response’ on 15 February 2017.

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