WANGO News 2018

The UN Refugee Agency has released a "zero draft" of the Global Compact on Refugees that is meant to improve the international community's response to the refugee crisis. The draft compact will be discussed in a series of formal consultations with UN Member States between February and July 2018. (Read more...)



The Sustainable Energy For All Forum, the landmark gathering celebrating innovation and action in the global energy movement, will take place from May 2-3, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. More than 750 leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations are expected to attend this year's Forum, under the theme, "Leaving No One Behind." Registration is open until April 27, 2018. (Read more...)



South Sudan is waiving registration fees for international and local NGOs for one year in a bid to encourage groups to help with the urgent humanitarian situation facing the country. (Read more...)



Innovation and experimentation with video, chatbots and mobile marketing can help charities reach a wider audience and amplify the work they do, writes nonprofit trainer and author, Beth Kanter, in this article. (Read more...)



In Damascus, Syria, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, outlined ways to sustain and improve humanitarian assistance and protection for everyone affected by the Syrian crisis this year. (Read more...)



At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a new UN-backed study. (Read more...)



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