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World Bank highlights new ways to measure and address poverty

The World Bank’s 2018 Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report explores how poverty...

UN allocates $34.6 million to aid relief efforts in severe Afghanistan drought

The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency...

World Food Day – 16 October 2018

Today is World Food Day and the 73rd anniversary of the UN’s Food and Agricultural...

International Day of Rural Women – 15 October, 2018

Today marks the UN’s International Day of Rural Women, a day first observed...

Investments into the clean-energy industry could help slow climate change

With global concern for climate change growing exponentially, some people are contributing...

International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13 October 2018

The United Nations’ International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually...

UNHCR increases aid to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

With over 4,000 Venezuelans entering Colombia each day, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)...

Weather and conflict limit Syria’s agricultural production, perpetuating food insecurity

A recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...

Companies turn their attention to food waste as a way to tackle climate change

With the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report...

Upcoming winter weather poses threat to refugees around the world

Refugees from Syria, Iraq, and in Greece face the threat of freezing temperatures...

Grim realities of climate change revealed in IPCC report

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), consisting...

More support needed to ease humanitarian crisis and rebuild lives in north-east Nigeria

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator...

Climate change panel to present key global warming report for world leaders, UN reports

The United Nations-run Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its representatives...

Donations to UNRWA help keep Palestinian students in school

International donors pledged $118 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency...

Support growing for the single biggest investment in education in history

Earlier in the week, government ministers, donors and development banks backed the...

Largest EU humanitarian programme provides aid to 1.4 million refugees in Turkey

Two years after the launch of the largest humanitarian relief programme in European...

Overcrowding of refugee reception centres in Greece pose serious risk to children

Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made...

Tech firms and humanitarian organisations partner to create famine-predicting technology

The UN, World Bank, and other humanitarian organisations have partnered up with global...

Slow progress being made to eradicate extreme poverty, report shows

One hope of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is to completely...

After a decade long decline, world hunger is back on the rise, UN report says

Over the last 10 years, progress has been made to reduce global hunger, end malnutrition,...

UN chief warns against the perils of continued fossil fuel reliance

United Nations secretary general António Guterres warned that the world is...

Extreme weather and climate events caused more damage than ever before in 2017

The United Nations weather agency have reported that hurricanes, monsoons, floods...

Investment in water infrastructure needs to double, reports UN and World Bank

The United Nations and The World Bank released their report yesterday ‘Making...

Vietnam to construct 4,000 storm proof homes to protect against climate change

A new partnership between the UN and the Government of Vietnam will see storm proof...

Resilience to climate change in Asia-Pacific depends on gender equality, says UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme have highlighted that for the Asia-Pacific...

“It is time to make refugee girls’ education a priority” says UNHCR

A new report by UNHCR titled ‘Her Turn’ reveals that refugee girls are...

Sweden increases its support for the economic empowerment of rural women

In 2014 the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International...

UNESCO announces new plans to revitalise the Lake Chad region

A new plan by UNESCO highlights that creating more jobs in the Lake Chad area...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards...

The UN has launched a new app to empower migrants in Africa

The United Nations International Orgnasation for Migration (IOM) has launched...

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