While a landmark agreement was reached at COP27 in Egypt in November to establish a fund to help poor countries with climate-fueled disaster costs, the talks did not do much to address the cause of climate disasters. With three of the decades costliest disasters and more climate-linked floods, hurricanes and droughts occurring in 2022, including the flooding in Pakistan that resulted in $40 billion in damages, the summer heat waves in Europe causing $10 billion in losses, and $100 billion spent on damages from Hurricane Ian in the U.S., countries have been compelled to look more closely at the cost of climate change. In 2023, it is expected that not only countries but also companies will face greater pressure to see that emissions are cut in half by 2030. (Read more...)
The 9th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations was held in Fez, Morocco from November 22 to 23 against the backdrop of a wide variety of global challenges, ranging from the surge in violent extremism to racism. The UN secretary-general called for the creation of an “alliance of peace,” commenting, "the forces of division and hate are finding fertile ground in a landscape marred by injustice and conflicts," and that this alliance would ensure that "all of us…can live lives of dignity and opportunity." The event culminated in the Fez Declaration, which calls for the implementation of commitments made at the event towards achieving “the goals of living together in peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development." (Read more...)
The World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Meditation Center (WIPO Center) is a neutral, international nonprofit dispute resolution body that offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options, such as mediation and arbitration, to enable organizations to settle their intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT), and commercial disputes. The mediation procedures the Center provides has been particularly beneficial to NGOs involved in such disputes. The Center also offers a variety of free tools and resources, including webinars and an interactive clause generator. To learn more about the Center, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
The World Health Summit 2022, held from October 16 to 18 in Berlin, Germany and online, on the theme, "Taking Global Health to a New Level," brought together prominent world leaders in global health to discuss "new strategies for global health and set the course for a healthier, more equitable future." Discussion topics included investment for health and well-being, climate change and planetary health, and global health for peace. Among the speakers were UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President of Senegal Macky Sall and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was the first time the summit was co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Read more...)
WANGO was presented with an award in recognition of its service from the Betneely Charity Foundation, an indigenous nonprofit founded in Nigeria in 2009 focused on child welfare and education, at an event celebrating the 13th anniversary of and launching of a new initiative by the foundation on September 9. Receiving the award on behalf of WANGO was Mohammed B. Attah, the Africa regional coordinator. (Read more...)
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