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  • Half a billion Euros to fight violence against women

    21 September 2017 – The European Union and the United Nations have launched a 500 million Euro initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the initiative called Spotlight was […]

  • Mobile Money for the Poor: building a bridge between relief and development

    Today refugees and migrants are a main concern for many countries in the world as millions of them cross borders in order to find a safe place to live. Primarily people leave their homeland to neighboring countries, or beyond, for economic and safety reasons. Before reaching Europe thousands of refugees from East Africa seek refuge in safer […]

  • UN-EU to launch partnership to end all forms of violence against women

    The European Union, in partnership with the United Nations, are set to launch a global initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative. Backed by a dedicated financial envelope from the EU of EUR 500 million, the new partnership will focus action on several areas of major concern such as […]

  • UNCCD COP13 in Ordos: more than 110 states aim to reverse land degradation

    Land degradation is one of the planet’s most pressing global challenges. A third of the world’s land is degraded. At the end of the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on 16 September in Ordos (China), 113 countries had agreed to specify concrete targets, with […]

  • Mental health care for survivors of torture saves lives

      Within the system of the United Nations, there is a specialized humanitarian instrument designed to support organizations that offer life-saving assistance — psychological, medical, legal and social — to survivors of torture: the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, which is managed by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR). […]

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