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UN humanitarian coordinators ‘stepped up to the challenge’ of complex emergencies: 2017 report

UN humanitarian coordinators ‘stepped up to the challenge’ of complex emergencies: 2017 report

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Amity MUN Conference: Igniting Tomorrow

Amity MUN Conference: Igniting Tomorrow

Organised in collaboration with the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, the theme of the conference was “Ignition for Tomorrow”

INTERNATIONAL DAYS

14 June 2018
World Blood Donor Day

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during the emergency response to man-made and natural disasters. Read More...

15 June 2018
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Virtually all countries are expected to see substantial growth in the number of older persons between 2015 and 2030, and that growth will be faster in developing regions. Because the numbers of older persons are growing, the amount of elder abuse can be expected to grow with it. While the taboo topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility across the world, it remains one of the least investigated types of violence in national surveys, and one of the least addressed in national action plans. Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community Read More...

16 June 2018
International Day of Family Remittances

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated every year on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin. It is also aimed at encouraging the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more together and collaborate to maximize the impact of these funds in the developing world. Read More...

17 June 2018
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland ecosystems, which cover over one third of the world‘s land area, are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation and inappropriate land use. Poverty, political instability, deforestation, overgrazing and bad irrigation practices can all undermine the productivity of the land. Read More...

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  • International Day of Forests 2018: Forests and sustainable cities

  • Water’s Promise: Making Every Drop Count

  • International Women’s Day 2018 Message: UN Secretary-General António Guterres

  • UN HRC at 10: From the Council Chamber to the People

  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis

  • We have already repaired some faulty machines and sent them back to provincial hospital of Goma

  • Secretary-General, António Guterres, on the international day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

  • Service and Sacrifice: United Nations Peacekeeping

  • Launch of Migration Report: Making Migration Work for All

  • Year in Review 2017