WANGO News 2018

On April 3, the UN convened a high-level pledging event in Geneva, Switzerland for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, at which international donors pledged more than U.S. $2 billion to support the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to millions of people in the country. (Read more...)



One Billion Drops, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to identifying where poverty exists and what needs are present, has developed an app that allows users to pinpoint their location, identify local needs, and categorize requests according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The free Android/iPhone app is best for any NGO operating or individual living in impoverished areas.(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...)



Computer programs that simulate written human conversation can answer donor questions, gather data, share stories, encourage advocacy, and even raise money.(Read more...)



Four countries--Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe, and the Solomon Islands--could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a UN committee has announced. (Read more...)



Vitamin Angels, an international nonprofit that provides lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition, is seeking new field partners—nonprofit organizations—to join its network and help it expand its reach.(Read more...)



IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp in East and the Horn of Africa to help migrants make informed decisions throughout their migration journey. The app provides access to updated, reliable, and practical information as well as IOM services. (Read more...)



International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The 2018 theme for the day is: “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives.”(Read more...)



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...)



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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