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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.

Linked data platform launches with thesaurus and SDG identifiers

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | Worldwide | Dag Hammarskjöld Library 

How do search engines retrieve results, and how can we make the UN’s published output relevant for researchers? Linked data is structured data interlinked with other data, making it more discoverable through semantic queries. Having said that, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library is pleased to announce the launch of our new linked data services platform: metadata.un.org.  

Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019 | Worldwide | UN Women 

Rape, a single word with devastating impact that spans decades, even generations. It destroys bodies and minds and puts peace in jeopardy. When left unpunished or trivialized, it creates a pervasive culture where sexual violence is normalized, women and girls are undervalued, and entire communities and nations are left fractured.