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World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds

The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand.
Building blue peace

Sustainable water resources management is a major global challenge of the 21st century. At the same time water can become a theme for collaboration and can be transformed from a source of potential crisis into an instrument of peace. Based on the idea …

“Anyone can use their voice. Believe in yourself.”

“Anyone can use their voice. You have to believe in yourself. I would advocate for others to do this work because it would probably be a stronger message if there were more people.” said Autumn Peltier to United Nations Human Rights Office of the High …

The ripple effect

The UNCCD brochure The ripple effect: A Fresh Approach to Reducing Drought Impacts and Building Resilience  highlights the impact of current droughts as well as presenting projections for the future.

New UN Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals

New UN Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals report indicate that persons with disabilities are not yet sufficiently included in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs. 

Focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality

TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen is a unique event, bringing people together around “ideas worth spreading”, in the form of short, impactful speeches and performances. This year’s edition – “Empower” – focused on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Especi …

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