WANGO News 2014

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: 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...)

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) organized an international conference on families and their role in development. WANGO Chairman, Mr Taj Hamad was one of the panelists.(Read more...)

On April 9, the United Nations launched the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide.(Read more...)

The NonProfitTimes provides an up-to-date listing of grants in such areas as arts, environment, youth, advocacy, health, healthcare, families, human rights, and so forth.(Read more...)

A Who's who of political, business and social leaders gathered at Davos for the 2014 World Economic Forum. Among the agenda items this year were the issues of Iran, Syria, climate change, unemployment, youth social unrest and the disparity between the rich and the poor.(Read more...)

The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict warned the Security Council that brutality against youngsters (maiming, killing, beheading, sexual violence) has reached unprecedented levels in the Central African Republic after 13 months of violence. (Read more...)

The recipient of WANGO's 2013 Environment Award is World Information Transfer (WIT). An international non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the United Nations, WIT has been active since 1987 in promoting environmental health and literacy. Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Founder and Chair of WIT, received the award from WANGO Secretary General Taj Hamad on December 2nd at WIT's 22nd International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Read more...)

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