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Joint call for action on South Sudan by UN, US, EU

South Sudanese refugees set up temporary shelters to protect themselves  UNHCR/F.Noy

A joint call for action to help people in South Sudan has been made by the United Nations, the European Union and the United States. Launching the appeal in Washington, the UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos said the ongoing conflict in the country has led to the destruction of cities, the collapse of the economy [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

"The Little Prince's Day" highlights common values with the UN

Internally Displaced Children in Bangui, Central African Republic.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The values in "The Little Prince" novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are closely linked with the primary purposes of the United Nations, according to astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan. A special "Little Prince Day" was recently organized by the United Nations at the New York Public Library. Experts from child protection, education, humanitarian, and environmental sectors, [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

“Digital smoke signals” used as disaster alert in Indonesia

UN Global Pulse Lab Jakarta

An innovative approach to mining data from mobile phones and the internet has been developed in Indonesia as a tool to better understand and address development issues. The United Nations’ Pulse Lab Jakarta, located in Indonesia’s capital, is using so-called “digital smoke signals.” These signals are created when people are impacted by slow-onset crises and [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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