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12.02.00 – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

SAMOA / SIDS WRAP

The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wrapped up Thursday in the Samoan capital, Apia, generating nearly $2 billion in partnerships to bolster the capacity of these countries to achieve sustainable development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LAUNCH WRAP

Launching the UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this "can bring us closer to our goals of universal energy and a life of dignity and opportunity for all." He underscored that sustainable energy is the golden thread that links poverty eradication, equitable economic growth and a healthy environment. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

CHINA / REMOTE EDUCATION

AnthonyLake, UNICEF's Executive Director was recently at MixinPrimary schoolin a remote part ofYunnanProvincein South West China.  He was there to see how a new model of social and emotional learning is changing the way teachers engage their students. UNICEF  

24 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NEW TOWNS

 Training is underway for administrators in towns that have recovered in the recent military offensive by the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Years spent under the control of extremists saw administrative structures and the rule of law degenerate, and any connection between the population and the state cut [...]

17 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HARVEST

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP), providing supplies to be used to feed fellow countrymen. This is a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.  AU / UN [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISAPORA RETURN

For over two decades, war raged on inSomaliaforcing its men and women to flee their homes to live in different parts of the world. Now, a peace has seen many Somalis return home and participate in the reconstruction of their country. AU/UN IST

25 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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