António Guterres was sworn in on December 12 as the next and ninth UN Secretary-General. After taking the oath of office, Guterres addressed the 193-member UN General Assembly, saying the world body must work to "be nimble, efficient and effective." (Read more...)
More people than ever before are helping others in countries across the globe, according to the Charities Aid Foundation's (CAF) World Giving Index, the unique global index of generosity. For the first time since the index began, more than half of people in 140 countries said they helped a stranger, and record numbers of people volunteered their time. (Read more...)
In this article by Devex, executives of social enterprises share best practices on project implementation, staff engagement, and community empowerment to help big NGOs re-strategize their approach to achieving their goals. (Read more...)
The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP 21), officially entered into force on November 4, 2016. To commemorate this historic day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited representatives of civil society organizations to share how their organizations will contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as their visions and concerns. (Read more...)
With a strong call for sustainable urban development, the UN, on October 20, 2016 adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) at the closing plenary of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The NUA is an inclusive, action-oriented document intended to guide the next 20 years of sustainable and transformative urban development worldwide. (Read more...)
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