The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is “Equality for Women is Progress for All” and a panel of speakers was on hand today here at UN Headquarters to commemorate the event.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest “Mercenary Army” Causing Massive Havoc in Darfur A 6,000 strong force is looting, burning villages and stretching an already fragile aid system to capacity.
“The resources we have are entirely insufficient.” — Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees briefing the Security Council today on the crisis in the Central African Republic.
Rashida was 33 when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Her father had the disease, so when she found herself needing to use the bathroom frequently and having inexplicable thirst, she recognized the symptoms.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Second Baby Cured of HIV A clinical trial to test this procedure is set to being.
Meet Robert H Serry, the career diplomat from the Netherlands who the Secretary General tapped to lead the UN’s efforts to mediate the crisis in the Ukraine and Crimea.
Record Number of Women Serving in Parliaments Worldwide Rwanda has the greatest percentage of female parliamentarians.
No American official has been more outspoken on the need for a coherent international response to unfolding crisis in the Central African Republic than Ambassador Samantha Power.
As the climate continues to change, temperatures are not increasing equally in all areas. Large cities and urban centers are seeing rising temperatures significantly higher than surrounding areas, in an effect coined “urban heat islands.” By the year 2030, almost 60 percent of people worldwide will live in urbanized areas, and this temperature change will be more than just a matter of comfort; the effect is predicted to be as much as 22 degrees F, independent of greenhouse induced warming.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Ban Ki Moon Recommends Huge Peacekeeping Expansion in CAR The Secretary General wants the current AU force transformed into a UN Peacekeeping operation of deploying 11,820 Blue Helmets.
The crisis in Crimea is clearly of grave consequence to the people in the region and to global security.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Scores Killed in Boko Haram Attacks in Northern Nigeria This is on top of a horrific massacre at a school last week.
The news from Ukraine is moving fast. But all indications point to a Russian occupation of Crimea, a Ukrainian state with a majority of Russian speakers.
The Act of Killing, which is up for an Oscar on Sunday for Best Documentary, is a seriously confounding film.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Ban Ki Moon May Recommend UN Peacekeepers for CAR The Secretary General is expected to release a long-awaited report on the Central African Republic that will likely recommend a broad UN Peacekeeping mission.
Senator Patrick Leahy wants to review US aid to Uganda in wake of the atrocious new anti-Gay law. “I am deeply concerned by the decision of President Museveni of Uganda to sign into law the anti-homosexuality bill. I support Secretary of State Kerry and others in calling for its immediate repeal. Much of U.S.
Ed note. This op-ed by Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Advisor of the Secretary General to Timor-Leste originally appeared on Project Syndicate and is reprinted here with permission. NEW YORK – By the end of this century, ten billion people will inhabit our planet, with 8.5 billion living in cities.
Top stories from DAWNS Digest Senegal University Awards First-Ever Advanced Degrees in Gender and Peace Building The World Bank and the African Capacity Building Foundation have supported the only program of its kind in Africa Twenty-nine graduates (15 women and 14 men) from university and professional backgrounds made up the first class, remarkable for its diversity.
Donor countries around the world are contemplating their response to Uganda’s horrific new anti-gay law.
The rainy season is about to hit South Sudan. Under normal circumstances, life gets immeasurably more difficult for people affected by seasonal flooding.