Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic

Part One in the "Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic" blog series by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis affects all citizens of our planet - health, economic, social, cultural and humanitarian, and particularly those with increased vulnerability. At the heart of this crisis, the

Join the the Generation Equality Forum Public Conversation Platform

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a global multi-stakeholder gathering that brings together gender equality advocates from different sectors of society, including governments, civil society, private sector, academics, artists, youth actors, and social influencers. The Forum will take place this year, commencing in Mexico from 29-31 March and culminating in Paris in

Building Back Greener – UNEA 5 is Here!

The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body for the environment. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global environmental policies and to develop international environmental law. Due to the global pandemic, the fifth session of the UNEA will be split into two events, with

CSocD59: The First Virtual Civil Society Forum (CSF)

Blog by Allie Liu, SI Communications & Advocacy Assistant. As the 59th Session of the Commission of Social Development (CSocD59) commenced at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Committee on CSocD held the first virtual Civil Society Forum (CSF). Along with opening and closing

Human Rights During a Pandemic: Another Casuality

Special Advisor to Advocacy Linda Witong reports. "A new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [1] reveals how the current multifaceted COVID-19 crisis has both exposed and amplified the strong human rights inequalities that have existed between women or girls and race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status,
The Hunger Map

Our Voice at the UN

Rome The United Nations (UN) office in Rome is the seat of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). These UN agencies share the common goal of eradicating hunger through food assistance and they work to eliminate


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