The UN Department of Social Affairs (DESA) NGO Branch invites NGOs to a virtual information session about the application process for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status, which will be held on May 5, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will answer such questions as: What is consultative status, which organizations are eligible to apply, and what are its benefits? What is the application process? And, what are the main components of the application? To register for the event, click on the headline above. (Read more...)
The second wave of COVID-19 in India is causing unprecedented devastation. On May 1, the country recorded more than 400,000 new cases. The surge in infections has overwhelmed hospitals, leading to a shortage of oxygen, beds, and medicines. The Government of India's nonprofit venture, Invest India, has compiled a list of NGOs that are responding to the current crisis. To learn more about these organizations, click on the headline above.  (Read more...)
About one-third of all food produced is never eaten and food loss and waste accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, although more data is needed to help understand and address the problem, researchers behind a report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) say. "Reducing food waste would cut greenhouse gas emissions, slow the destruction of nature through land conversion and pollution, enhance the availability of food and thus reduce hunger and save money at a time of global recession," says UNEP chief Inger Andersen. (Read more...)
International Mother Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, provides an opportunity to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports. The Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of the present and future generations of humanity. (Read more...)
COVAX was launched in the early months of the pandemic to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the world. Leading the efforts to procure and supply doses is UNICEF, in collaboration with the UN’s Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Some 92 low and lower-income countries are purchasing vaccines with support from COVAX, and it is expected that the poorest citizens will be vaccinated free of charge. To learn more about the initiative, click on the headline above. (Read more...)
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