WANGO News 2017

The UNDP Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017. This year’s prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The deadline to submit nominations is March 8, 2017.(Read more...)

Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive--a figure not seen since World War II. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has outlined 12 forgotten crises that rarely make the headlines but urgently need support this year.(Read more...)

An estimated $265 billion a year is needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 2030, the head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said. (Read more...)

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed as the new president of Alzheimer’s Research UK. In an article written in The Times on January 25, Cameron called for more resources to be put towards dementia research, saying it “shouldn’t be so far behind” funding for cancer and stroke research. (Read more...)

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to reinstate the "Mexico City Policy," which bars international NGOs that perform abortions from receiving funding from the U.S.(Read more...)

The United Nations refugee and migration agencies and 72 other partners launched on January 19 The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017. (Read more...)

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