An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016. The goal of the summit is to bring the global community together to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. (Read more...)
This is the “first generation with the potential to end poverty and the last generation to avoid the worst effects of climate change", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on February 2 at the "2015 Time for Global Action Youth Forum", calling on participants to help shape a future sustainable development agenda. With the deadline of the UN MDGs approaching this year, the UN will create new targets known as the sustainable development goals (SDGs). (Read more...)
From November 3-5, more than 1,800 leaders, athletes, and youth representatives from around the world gathered at the Doha GOALS Forum to discuss the role of sport in advancing social and economic change. WANGO Secretary General Taj Hamad presented at the event, speaking about the role of sports in peace and development and WANGO's Play Soccer Make Peace program. (Read more...)
As the world approaches 2015, the overall target date for achieving the MDGs, thinking has begun on how to advance the global development agenda beyond 2015. The United Nations Development Group has organized a set of eleven global thematic consultations and national consultations in over 60 countries. Further information on the global conversation on the post-2015 development agenda can be found at the "World We Want 2015" website: www.worldwewant2015.org. (Read more...)
The United Nations "MY World" survey, available in 10 languages, invites people to vote for six out of 16 priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. (Read more...)
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SurfAid International is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, well-being and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to the organization through surfing.
The Green Belt Movement is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian charity organization, with more than 30,000 staff and 3 million donors, supporters, and volunteers, that serves close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world.



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