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UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders programme places a spotlight on young people between the ages of 18-30 from around the world, and across many different issues, who are leading positive change towards a sustainable future The United Nations announced on Saturday that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals–exceptional young people who are …

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Workshop for Building Capacity of Analyzing Disrupted Health Systems

EU/Libya Health System Strengthening Project 2: Strengthening Health information system And Medicines Supply chain management SHAMS Project in Libya An intensive workshop was launched on Monday aiming to build capacity of analyzing disrupted health systems. The workshop is part of the EU funded SHAMS project workplan that is technically led by WHO Country Office in Libya. This capacity building activity …

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Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region Furthermore, the project will conduct capacity development workshops for Tunisian and other regional stakeholders. A partnership working to promote solar-powered …

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The UN’s 2015 World Summit Award – mobile content concludes by honoring 48 Global ICT innovators

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre Al Mansoori: Abu Dhabi ideal platform to celebrate and honor ingenuity Abu Dhabi – 40 winning international teams of the 2014 World Summit Award (WSA) and eight 2015 WSA Mobile global Champions were honored for their pioneering innovation in the field of mobile content during the awards ceremony of the highly acclaimed …

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UAE’s Vision 2021 on sustainable development resonates with UN’s Green Economy initiative

First Global Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) to highlight UAE’s support of international initiatives In its efforts to incorporate sustainable development through a sustainable and diversified economy within the United Arab Emirates Vision 2021 framework, the Ministry of Environment & Water is pleased to host The 1st Global Conference partnership for Action on Green Economy conference …

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Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma, ITG Awarded UN Women “Gender Equity Seal”, and Achieves First Place

The United Nations Women Organization announced ITG as the first place winner of the “Gender Equity Seal-GES”, in recognition of the efforts that it has made to adapt gender equity principles in their operations and business strategies. Amman – 24 Oct, 2013 Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was awarded the Gender Equity Seal by the UN Women Organization, on Oct 24-2013, …

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Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by …

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Tunisia: UN expert group calls for guarantees on gender equality and women’s rights advancement

The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice called on the Government of Tunisia to adopt stronger constitutional provisions on gender equality and non-discrimination, and to implement temporary special measures to accelerate increased participation of women in all spheres of lives. “We are concerned at the persistence of loopholes and ambiguities in the current …

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IRENA holds island summit in search of sustainable energy solutions

IRENA, an intergovernmental organization, seeks to accelerate the deployment of all forms of renewable energy and facilitate the global transition to a sustainable energy future. The summit will examine island energy solutions in the context of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the outcome of the Rio+20 Conference. The venue is the Radisson Blu Resort, St …

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World Humanitarian Day Campaign Passes the 100 Million Mark and Sets its Sights on one Billion by 19 August 2012

The campaign jumped in momentum following a breathtaking live performance on Friday night at the United Nations General Assembly by Beyoncé The global campaign that aims to make social media history by attempting to reach one billion people on 19 August to celebrate World Humanitarian Day (http://www.whd-iwashere.org) has passed its first milestone – the 100 million mark. The campaign jumped …

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