U21 kicks off Student #GlobalMobility Month in June!

Students from 21 member universities across the Universitas 21 (U21) network will be going global in June and July 2017 to participate in a diverse range of activities at the Universities of Edinburgh and Johannesburg and off-site in Ecuador. On 26 – 30 June, the University of Edinburgh will host 73 students from 21 member […]

JOIN THE CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE

The What Design Can Do Climate Action Challenge is a global design competition that calls on the creative community to submit innovative ideas for helping people adapt to climate change. The challenge specifically focusses on the poorest and most vulnerable people, particularly in the Global South, who will suffer the brunt of climate change.  What Design Can Do (WDCD), the IKEA […]

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Ning Zetao (China) – The Ocean Conference

United Nations – Video message by champion swimmer Ning Zetao on the occasion of The Ocean Conference, the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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WFO Mourns the Passing of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

The World Family Organzization is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A renowned global public health leader, Dr. Osotimehin actively participated at the World Family Summit +10 held in China in 2014, and was widely regarded for his work on sexual and reproductive […]

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DESA NGO News — 2 June 2017

EVENTS 5 – 9 June: United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development A high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for […]

Global Day of Parents: Interview with Hon. Dr. Toshiko Abe

“The promotion of a work-life balance and family-friendly environment is critical for the promotion of good health and well-being. For parents, particularly working mothers, it is crucial to have a system that can support their needs of balancing work and family.” Hon. Dr. Toshiko Abe MP, Japan   In celebration of the 2017 Global Day […]

The Ronald McDonald Institute and Abrace opened today the new Espaço da Família Ronald McDonald in Hospital Da Criança De Brasília José Alencar

The Ronald McDonald Institute and Abrace opened today the new Espaço da Família Ronald McDonald in Hospital Da Criança De Brasília José Alencar. Now children and teenagers undergoing cancer treatment along with their families can count on the comfort and coziness environment inside the medical unit. The New space has a brand new playroom, TV, […]

WFO congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, elected WHO Director-General

WFO congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, elected today by the Member States of WHO as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as […]

Curso ‘Políticas públicas ante la diversidad familiar y la igualdad: perspectivas y desafíos’

UNAF organiza junto con la Universidad de Salamanca el Curso ‘Políticas públicas ante la diversidad familiar y la igualdad: perspectivas y desafíos’, los próximos 20 al 22 de junio en Salamanca. En él se analizarán los retos que plantean la diversidad familiar y la igualdad así como las respuestas más adecuadas desde el ámbito de […]

Families, Education and Well-Being – United Nations briefing in observance of the IDF

The United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), in partnership with the Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI NGO) held a briefing in observance of the International Day of Families 2017, under the theme “Families, Education and Well-Being. The event was open to the public held on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, a the […]