New York,30 May 2013 – The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The report calls upon the world to rally around a new Global Partnership that offers hope and a role to every person in the world. Continue reading
An estimated 2 to 3 million women and girls in developing countries are living with obstetric fistula, a condition that has been virtually eliminated in industrialized nations.
Obstetric fistula is preventable and in most cases treatable, and yet more than 50,000 new cases develop each year. Continue reading
World Environment Day 2013 is right upon us! This year, we are calling on every member of the growing global WED community to Think.Eat.Save – Reduce Your Foodprint! Continue reading
New York 6, May 2013 – Briefing to the Security Council of Mary Robinson Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Continue reading
Bujumbura, 3 May 2013 – Today in Burundi, Mary Robinson, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, urged leaders to keep up the “political will and urgency” to ensure that a new regional peace plan for the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo succeeds. Continue reading
Pretoria – Skilled midwives, with the equipment and support they need, can spell the difference between life and death for close to 300,000 women each year, and ten times that many infants. Continue reading