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Mine Action (7/7):Investing in humanity, sharing responsibilities

Monday, 11 April 2016

Global | UNMAS

“I would like my daughter to have a safe future: I hope she will go to school with no fear of getting maimed or killed by explosive remnants of war”, Constance explained, voicing the concern of many other civilians afflicted by war. Her words are yet another reminder of the importance of ‘investing in humanity and making the political, institutional and financing investments needed to act upon our shared responsibilities’, the fifth core responsibility outlined by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his ‘Agenda for Humanity’.

Mine Action: Creative and interactive open space in Geneva

Monday, 11 April 2016

Geneva | UNMAS

In Geneva, UNMAS in partnership with the Governments of Germany and Italy, organized an innovative and interactive exhibition space from the 4th to 8th April that include art and poetry pieces from youths of different countries; a social media photo corner; live video discussions with UNMAS programmes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria; and briefings to the media.

55 Facts about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Windhoek | UNIC Windhoek

Starting on 1 April, 55 facts about climate change and the Paris Agreement will be cross-posted on UN Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek’s social media pages in order to educate the broader Namibian public about climate change and the Paris Agreement. The Campaign will run until 22 April, Mother Earth Day, at which world leaders will be at  United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Agreement.

Mine Action (6/7): Shifting from delivering aid to ending need

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Global | UNMAS
It is by reinforcing national and local systems, not by replacing them; by strengthening local leadership and capacity, not by undermining them; that people and communities are truly empowered. With the core responsibility of ‘Changing people’s lives with a shift from delivering aid to ending need’ in his ‘Agenda for Humanity’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has outlined a new approach of work towards a more humane world.

Mine action (5/7): Leaving no one behind

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Global UNMAS

According to the World Bank, middle- and low-income countries are most affected by landmines. And with the most helpless and vulnerable constituting the largest number of victims of war, it’s no wonder Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon included “leaving no one behind” in the list of core responsibilities to be assumed in his “Agenda for Humanity” up to the World Humanitarian Summit.

DPI NGO Section gearing up for the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Global | DPI

Representatives from non-governmental organizations and universities across the globe will meet in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 30 May to 1 June 2016 for the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference entitled “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together”. The main purpose of the Conference is to mobilize global civil society and academia around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

Mine Action (4/7): Preventing and ending conflict and suffering

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Global | UNMAS

“The idea of a so-called winner has lost all meaning: everyone is losing, and the biggest victims are the innocent civilian populations”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a statement that genuinely reflects the sad reality of any and all armed conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that ‘preventing and ending conflict and human suffering’ is included in the list of core responsibilities underscored by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his ambitious ‘Agenda for Humanity’ in the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit. And mine action has a key role to play.

Mine Action (3/7): Shoring up the norms safeguarding our humanity

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Global | UNMAS

Mine action is critical for an effective humanitarian response in conflict and post-conflict situations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on the occasion of Mine Action Day. In light of the serious violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in different parts of the world and in the lead-up of the World Humanitarian Summit, he underlined “shoring up the norms safeguarding our humanity” as a core responsibility to be assumed in his “Agenda for Humanity”.