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International conference on Universal Child Grants

ODI - 6. Februar 2019 - 0:00
International conference on Universal Child Grants convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and the Overseas Development Institute.
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Achieving equality in water and sanitation services

ODI - 10. Dezember 2018 - 0:00
This event explores the changes needed to achieve the global target of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.
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Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) side event

ODI - 9. Dezember 2018 - 0:00
This high-level side event discusses how better migration governance can bring about shared, sustainable development outcomes.
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Mass starvation: tackling the political causes of famine

ODI - 6. Dezember 2018 - 0:00
Alex de Waal, HPG 2018 Annual Lecturer examines current political & legal developments related to mass starvation & implications for humanitarian action.
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How is the humanitarian system performing?

ODI - 5. Dezember 2018 - 0:00
This discussion looks back at what has shaped the humanitarian landscape since 2015 and forward to the challenges ahead.
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Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

Women - 2. Dezember 2018 - 21:22

“The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). COP 24 is expected to finalize the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP)”. More information here.

Date: 2-14 December 2018
Location: Katowice, Slaskie, Poland

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)
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Hema Budaraju, Facebook

Devex - 20. November 2018 - 18:46
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PODCAST: Trump Fought International Law…and the Law Won

UN Dispatch - 20. November 2018 - 16:50

Another day brings another example of one of Donald Trump’s initiatives being thwarted by international law. A judge in California has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to prevent people from making asylum claims at the Southern US border–a move that is in direct contravention to both US law and international law.

This latest ruling provides good evidence for the thesis offered by Harold Hongju Koh in his new book “The Trump Administration and International Law.”  The book surveys issues in which the Trump administration has clashed with international law, including immigration and refugees, human rights, and climate change. Koh concludes that forces of international law are far more resilient than we might expect, and in fact, Trump’s power has been constrained by international law.

Harold Hongju Koh is one of the America’s leading scholars of international law. He is the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, where he formerly served as the dean. He’s also served as the Legal Advisor in the State Department and was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

In this episode, Professor Koh explains the process through which international law has so far been able to blunt some of Trump’s more aggressive impulses.

Download this episode to listen later. You can subscribe on iTunesStitcher, and Spotify

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Jayasree Iyer, Access to Medicine Foundation

Devex - 20. November 2018 - 13:38
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Prescription for Progress - Jayasree Iyer

Devex - 20. November 2018 - 12:15
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Creating Positive Business Impacts on Sustainability – Join Us for Our Workshop on 7 December and Find Out How!

SCP-Centre - 20. November 2018 - 11:32

Today, good sustainability performance is commonly associated with having a small footprint. This means a reduction of negative sustainability impacts, such as CO2 emissions, waste of natural resources, poor working conditions, etc. We say: Assessing our footprint is key but there is more to explore!

What about the positive impacts we are having on people and the planet? Positive impacts – or in other words handprint – can be generated throughout your whole company. How you can use the handprint analysis will be the central question in this workshop. A brief introduction to the handprint can be found here.

To give you some examples:

  • Strategy managers and decision makers Positive thinking of sustainability as a component for the corporate strategy instead of telling the story of diminution and restriction. Or in other words making sustainability the centre of all corporate decisions.
  • Strategy managers, Marketing and decision makers Creation of new values to attract new customers and investors as part of your communication and stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Product Developers, Marketing, Business Development and Procurers New opportunities and points of reference through creation of product features reflecting positive sustainability effects, throughout the value chain, or activities on the corporate level; for example, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a point of reference in procurement or product development
  • Sustainability Managers, Finance and Controllers Opportunities through integrated approaches based on joint life cycle thinking (and untapping long-term cost saving potentials) instead of standardised foot print reporting and following “silo mentality”
  • HR Managers and Strategy Strengthening of employer branding and motivation of employees through participated impact creation instead of “only” increasing wages to retain staff

We will work out with you:

  • How to identify positive impacts (handprint) of your business and how to capitalise on?
  • What are new positive impacts your company or even yourself could create in the company as an additional value?

Join us!

Date and time: 07 December, 10:00am – 4pm

Location: Collaborating Centre of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Hagenauer Straße 30, 42107 Wuppertal

The interactive and collaborative workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please register by 21 November latest by sending an email to An agenda will be provided on our website soon. Workshop language will be English.

An organisational fee of 29 Euros will be charged subsequent to the workshop. Lunch is included.

For further information please contact Janpeter Beckmann.

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Good treatment of boys, girls and adolescents with disabilities

UNSDN - 19. November 2018 - 23:37

Countries in Asia-Pacific have committed to accelerate efforts to promote the rights of, and eliminate violence against, children and adolescents with disabilities.

The pledge came as part of the regional launch of the Global Campaign for the ‘Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with Disabilities in the World’ held in Bangkok on 25 September.

Jointly organized by the Special Envoy to the UN Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the launch brought together policymakers, advocates and persons with disabilities to introduce 10 principles for protection, well-being and development for children and adolescents with disabilities, who are at greater risk of experiencing violence.

Children with disabilities are up to four times more at risk of experiencing violence than their peers without disabilities, and in Asia-Pacific, around half of all children with disabilities do not transition from primary to secondary education. As a result, persons with disabilities are up to six times less likely to be employed.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP highlighted that the launch provided a timely opportunity to advance regional efforts to enhance the rights for all persons with disabilities.

“This Campaign is a critical part of our efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to do so in a way that is leaving no one behind,” said Mr. Zahedi. “In Asia and the Pacific an estimated 690 million persons live with one or more forms of disability. Children and adolescents with disabilities are more vulnerable to degrading treatment and more at risk of experiencing violence. Leaving no one behind means addressing their vulnerabilities. And we must act now.”

Special Envoy to the UN Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes added, “Girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities should always be well treated, like other children and adolescents, protecting them from all forms of violence and abuse. Good treatment will produce positive effects on their physical, mental and social development.”

Policymakers gathered at the launch discussed the challenges faced by children and adolescents with disabilities, and shared national experiences and good practices on advancing their rights in the region.

The event was held with the support of the Royal Thai Government, the Embassy of the Republic of Chile to the Kingdom of Thailand, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNICEF, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and UN Women.

For more information visit:

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E:




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Map of the Day: Where Malaria Has Been Defeated

UN Dispatch - 19. November 2018 - 15:52

Today’s map comes from the World Health Organization’s flagship malaria report, which was released today. It shows the countries around the world that have defeated malaria, those that are on their way to eliminating malaria, and those in which malaria still routinely sickens people.

Overall, the numbers are not excellent. The WHO report finds that in 2017 there were an estimated 219 million cases of Malaria worldwide, which is a decrease from 239 million in 2010 but an increase from 217 million cases estimated in 2016.

This leads the report to conclude that from 2015–2017,  “no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this timeframe.”

Like many global health issues the disease burden is concentrated in just a few countries.

The report finds that “fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa and India carried almost 80% of the global malaria burden. Five countries accounted for nearly half of all malaria cases worldwide: Nigeria (25%), Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Mozambique (5%), India (4%) and Uganda (4%).”

On the bright side, the WHO finds that the South East Asia region saw a massive decrease in the disease burden, “from 17 cases of the disease per 1000 population at risk in 2010 to 7 in 2017 (a 59% decrease).”

To see all the data read the report. 

The post Map of the Day: Where Malaria Has Been Defeated appeared first on UN Dispatch.

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Popup Dialogue-Centre on the Future of Work visits Hamburg on 28 November – 7 December

SCP-Centre - 19. November 2018 - 11:21

The Popup Dialogue-Centre “Durchblick” opens its doors for citizens in Hamburg. It is dedicated to the questions and answers on the digitalisation of work. Which technologies will be pioneering in the future and which social and ecological aspects will play a role? What hopes and fears do we associate with digitalisation?

In the travelling exhibition, which tours six German cities from October 2018 onward, we present current developments and trends in the world of work and invite you to join us: by participating, asking questions, expressing opinions and criticising – we want to hear your vision for the work of the future!

For ten days, starting on 28 November 2018, the exhibition will be located at Stockmeyerstr. 41, Halle 4b, 20457 Hamburg, Germany. We look forward to your visit on business days between 12 – 7pm.

On 4 December, we invite you to a round table discussion on the topic “Digitalisation for people: How can we utilise digitalisation for society and individuals?” For more information, please visit our website: and follow us on Twitter @durchblickpopup. Joining us will be Henning Schramm, Tollense GbR, representatives from the Diakonie Altholstein, who are setting new standards in elderly care with the Kieler Demenz-WG, as well as Johanna Schultz of Johanna Schultz Wohnen (invited) and Thomas Sampl of Hobenköök (invited).

The project is a contribution to the Science Year 2018 – “Working Life of the Future” and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Date and time:

4 December | 18:30 Round Table Discussion on “Digitalisation for people: How can we utilise digitalisation for society and individuals?”

28 November – 7 Decembe | 12 – 7pm Popup Dialogue-Centre

Location: Stockmeyerstr. 41, Halle 4b, 20457 Hamburg

To visit the exhibition, no prior registration is required. If you would like to join the round table event, please register here. Both are free and in German.

For further information please contact Imke Schmidt

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Five new ways to promote African industrialisation

ODI - 19. November 2018 - 0:00
Increase regional trade in services; invest in digital; promote job creation; explore new financing mechanisms; and make manufacturing a policy priority.
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Using Intellectual Property Flexibilities to Accelerate Progress Against Micronutrient Deficiencies

DEVELOPMENT - 19. November 2018 - 0:00

Ever since the adoption of TRIPS, it has become increasingly clear that the intellectual property provisions of the WTO do not effectively support the needs of developing countries. Instead, they principally serve transnational corporate interests disproportionately. We discuss some pathologies of the system for public health, especially the challenge of effectively overcoming micronutrient deficiencies. We discuss the use of public health exceptions in WTO law and argue for greater use of tools such as compulsory licensing, especially with regard to affordably addressing malnutrition.

Conference on Philanthropy: May 16-17, 2019 - Call for Applications

CODESRIA - 18. November 2018 - 13:37

The International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) and the Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment at Wits Business School will co-host a PhD Seminar for approximately 20 PhD students at all stages of their doctoral research in topics related to the Third Sector, i.e., civil society, the nonprofit sub-sector, philanthropy, social economy, social investment, venture philanthropy, corporate social investment and volunteerism, among others.

The PhD Seminar is scheduled for May 14-15, 2019 prior to the first annual Conference on Philanthropy, organized by the Wits Business School's Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment in collaboration with the Center for African Studies at Harvard University, TrustAfrica and Africa Philanthropy Forum on May 16-17, 2019. The conference will be held at the WBS School. The conference will address themes that include private sector giving, impact investing, sustainable development goals, philanthropy, civil society and various other topics. PhD Seminar students are required to attend the conference.


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Three-wheeled utility vehicles, biogas and soap: new ideas to improve coexistence

GIZ Germany - 18. November 2018 - 0:31
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An international ideas competition has sought – and found – solutions to improve business between refugees and host communities.
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COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Women - 17. November 2018 - 21:04
COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 14th Meeting, will be held in Sharm El-Sheikhm Egypt, from 17-19 November 2018.

For the provisional agenda, access here.

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