The 12th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS-XII) will be held from October 30 to 31 at the UN headquarters in New York City in celebration of World Cities Day 2017. The event, whose theme is "Effectively Planning and Managing Urban Spatial Development to Implement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda," is being co-sponsored by WANGO. (Read more...)
Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people each year, warns a new UN-backed study. Unless disaster risk is managed better, homelessness among people in the world's most disaster-prone countries is predicted to continue rising. (Read more...)
Nonprofits in education and job training will receive a $1 billion donation from Google's charitable arm,, over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in the tech industry. (Read more...)
Six out of ten children and adolescents in school globally are not learning, according to new estimates from UNESCO. The new data signal a learning crisis that could threaten progress, not only towards the global education goal (Sustainable Development Goal 4), but many of the other SDGs that depend on having literate and numerate populations. (Read more...)
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) wrapped up its 72nd General Debate on September 25 in New York. For the first time in 11 years, all UN Member States and observers--196 in total--addressed the UNGA. Following the successful conclusion of the annual meeting, WANGO chairman, Dr. Tajeldin Hamad, congratulated the president of the Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák. (Read more...)
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The International Federation on Ageing works to inform, educate, and promote policies and practices to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.
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