The UN's "Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021," launched in July, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report indicates that the global extreme poverty rate rose for the first time in over 20 years, with 119 to 124 million people pushed back into extreme poverty and chronic hunger in 2020, and that an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost. UN Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin said that while the pandemic has halted, or reversed, years of development progress, there are signs that countries are taking steps under their recovery plans that could improve SDG action, and that the next 18 months are critical. (Read more...)
At a ceremony in June, WANGO presented its first Tourism for Peace Award to hospitality visionary Gerard "Jerry" Inzerillo, CEO of Diriyah Gate Development Authority and vice chairman of Forbes Travel Guide, in recognition of his unique contributions to world peace by bringing people together through travel and tourism. As part of his life long career in hospitality, Inzerillo served as a leading executive at the Kerzner Hotels and Resorts where he was a key figure in desegregating the Sun City resort in apartheid-era South Africa. Currently, he is working to make Diriyah, the ancestral home of the Saudi royal family, a major tourist destination to allow greater access to and understanding of the cultural, political and religious dynamics of the Arab and Muslim world. (Read more...)
The Go Give One campaign has been launched to give everyone, everywhere a chance to support the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Created by the WHO Foundation, the campaign aims to mobilize 50 million individuals around the world to give $7 each toward the cost of a COVID-19 vaccine dose. The money raised goes to the COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), an innovative financing mechanism administered by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which procures vaccines for lower-income countries under the umbrella of One World Protected. (Read more...)
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration was officially launched on June 4 with the aim to help prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The UN Decade runs through 2030, which is the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent climate change. To learn how you can take part in the UN Decade and join #GenerationRestoration, click on the headline above.  (Read more...)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with WANGO, will be hosting a free webinar explaining how to work with USAID, on Tuesday, May 11, from 10-11 a.m. EDT (New York time). The one-hour virtual event will cover an overview and brief history of USAID, as well as the partnership process, where to find funding opportunities, and more. Following the formal presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the presenters. (Read more...)
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