WANGO News 2013

UN human rights experts warn about a pending Kenyan bill that could impose severe restrictions on NGOs, including potentially arbitrary and sweeping power to deny registration to such organizations.(Read more...)



The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened a call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. Candidates should be organizations, NGOs, institutions or local, national and regional communities who are working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers. The deadline for nomination is October 31, 2013. (Read more...)



Hundreds of participants are expected to witness the most prestigious international recognition of innovation in public service at the United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony, which will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, from June 24-27, 2013. (Read more...)



Newsdiaryonline.com, a Nigerian-based online news outlet, features WANGO Secretary General Taj Hamad's presentation of the 2012 Universal Peace Award to former Under-Secretary-General of the UN, Ibrahim Gambari. (Read more...)



Will be held in New York from September 24 – 25, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York. This conference is a platform for important dialogue that will bring together Heads of African nations, statesman, academia, business leaders, and international leaders. It's aim is to promote regional collaborations and to forge the path towards lasting economic and social partnerships on the global scale.(Read more...)



In April 2013, health groups at the UN-backed Global Vaccine Summit announced they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease. (Read more...)



Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that we can get it to virtually zero within a generation--but only if we act. (Read more...)



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