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UNLOPS Update: European Union

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | Brussels | DPO

On 1 December, the European Union changed its leadership. Former German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen became the European Commission’s first female President after securing the approval of the European Parliament, including for her team of Commissioners.  

UN family in Vienna has new web portal in seven languages

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Thursday, 13 February 2020 | Vienna | UNIS Vienna

If you have been to the UN in Vienna, you know the Vienna International Centre houses one of the four global UN headquarters and the global headquarters for the International Atomic Energy Agency , UN Industrial Development Organization , and Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

The State of Open Humanitarian Data in 2020

Friday, 31 January 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020 | Worldwide | OCHA

The Centre for Humanitarian Data has released The State of Open Humanitarian Data report, which aim is to increase awareness of the data that is available and missing across humanitarian operations. The information is based on the data shared by dozens of partners through the Humanitarian Data Exchange platform as measured through the Data Grid, a feature that prioritizes core data into six categories. 

UN Nelson Mandela Prize 2020: Call for Nominations launched

Thursday, 19 December 2019

New York, 19 December 2019

United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.

The Prize was established in June 2014 by the UNGA to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles of the UN while honouring and paying homage to Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation.