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Ten new migratory species protected by global wildlife agreement

Friday, 28 February 2020

Thursday, 27 February 2020 | Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) | UN news

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) concluded in Gandhinagar, India, with resolutions and decisions adopted to help conserve migratory species globally. 

The SDG Book Club reading list for SDG 8 is here!

Friday, 21 February 2020

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) 

Global unemployment has steadily decreased over the past two decades, from about 6.4% to 5.6%, but that does not guarantee that all jobs pay well, have safe work environments, or provide decent benefits for employees. In 2018, 8% of employed workers and their families, regardless of how many hours worked per week, lived in extreme poverty.

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.