WANGO News 2017

The African Civil Society Circle presents four roles civil society organizations can play in the “localisation” of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in this paper. (Read more...)



From June 5-9, 2017, the UN will convene The Ocean Conference, which aims to get everyone--from international organizations to the private sector--involved in conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 14. (Read more...)



This study published by The Bridgespan Group with Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) reveals why there might be no better laboratory than India for studying the challenges that nonprofits face in trying to scale up when resources are scarce. (Read more...)



U.S.-based Mercy Corps, one of the largest humanitarian organizations delivering aid to Syria, has said the Turkish government has revoked its permit, halting its work in the country.(Read more...)



Nearly 20 percent of British charities are "struggling to survive," a new study by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation finds. The report, "Social Landscape 2017" surveyed CEOs of more than 470 charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organizations. (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 2017 theme for the day is: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.”(Read more...)



In the wake of findings that the ocean could contain more plastic than fish by 2050, the UN has launched the #CleanSeas campaign, aimed at securing government commitments to reducing the amount of marine litter countries introduce into the oceans mostly as plastic bags and microplastics found in personal care items. (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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