Yes according to the most recent report from Plan International. They refer to a lack of gender data collected by governments which makes it difficult for policy makers and other organisations to attain development goals. For instance they quote that of the 14 indicators that will be used to measure Goal 5 of the Sustainable […]
Tackling Violence against Women is a great new website from the LSE centre for Women Peace and Security which aims to offer students and members of the public a solid introduction to the human rights instruments and laws designed to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. It covers both international treaties as well […]
This aims to create a single platform or place where information can be found about people displaced by natural crises, disasters and climate change. It is supported by Federal Republic of Germany in order to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda. It currently contains news and documents relating to refugees, displacement and humanitarian […]
For those who find the abbreviations used by the UN and its agencies difficult to understand try the latest free app which covers common acronyms and a glossary of terms.
This week the World’s First international humanitarian conference opened. But can a United Nations Summit fix a system being stretched beyond capacity? Listen to this podcast from UN Despatch to see what Shannon Scribner Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Policy Manager thinks. Then browse the further links on our special blog postings. The second of which spotlight […]
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UNU Jargon Buster glossary app for smartphones has about 450 A-Z entries. Find out what the many UN abbreviations mean including those of programmes and organisations. They are also helpfully cross-referenced with the Sustainable Development Goals. If you are looking for help with research on the United Nations try the helpful guides produced by the Dag […]
Find out by consulting the ranking in the latest annual report from Save the Children. It considers inequality between Mothers and infants in urban areas around the world. You have to register to download the report. WHO Global Health Observatory has data on worldwide maternal mortality 1990-2013
Regional gender pay gaps vary from an average 33% in South Asia to 14% in the Middle East and North Africa. This is one of the key findings of the UN 2014/15 Progress of the World’s Women report. It emphasises the need to transform economies in order to improve women’s lives.
A new online exhibition is being created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library which celebrates 70 key documents in the history of the UN.
The Fawcett Society launch new blog: Feminist Matters It will cover a range of topics from a feminist perspective. First topics covered are the labour party conference and its relevance to women. He for she campaign launched by the United Nations to campaign for gender equality launched by actor Emma Watson UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador. […]