United Nations Development Group

'One Human' Single / Video Featuring 100+ Prominent International Artists To Raise Funds For UNICEF

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:28pm

The "One Human" project is an international initiative that seeks to foster global unity through music.

Key Points: 
  • The "One Human" project is an international initiative that seeks to foster global unity through music.
  • The "One Human" song/video features 123 Artists from 110 Countries around the world.
  • The proceeds raised through the release of the song and associated fundraiser will benefit UNICEF .
  • UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children and communities worldwide.

Digital Tools to Revitalize Global Tourism

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 9:00am

MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the services of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

MUST Travel & Tech: Digital tools to revitalize global tourism

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • By also integrating key information and analysis from UNWTO, it aims to become a leading tourism application and generate opportunities for destinations.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

44th session of World Heritage Committee to open in Fuzhou

Friday, July 9, 2021 - 7:55am

BEIJING, July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This is part of a transcript, from China SCIO, of the press conference held on July 6 about the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee:

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This is part of a transcript, from China SCIO, of the press conference held on July 6 about the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee:
    The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO will open on July 16 in Fuzhou, the capital of eastern China's Fujian province, a UNESCO official said at a press conference on July 6.
  • And the session will go online after its opening ceremony, the first of its type to review world heritage items over the internet.
  • This session is actually an extended version of the conference, during which the world heritage items in 2020 and 2021 will be reviewed, including 45 UNESCO World Heritage Site nominations and 258 reports on the state of conservation of World Heritage Sites, which doubles the workload compared to previous years.
  • A series of side events will be held during the session, including the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, organized by the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the World Heritage Site Managers Forum,and eight sideline events hosted by the Chinese side.

Saudi Ministry of Finance: IMF Staff Reaffirm the Continued Recovery of the Saudi Economy

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:15pm

Moreover, the Private Sector Financing Support Program," launched by the Saudi Central Bank, contributed to supporting SMEs in facing the challenges of the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Moreover, the Private Sector Financing Support Program," launched by the Saudi Central Bank, contributed to supporting SMEs in facing the challenges of the pandemic.
  • The IMF staff indicated that the potential of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia is huge and that it will attract domestic and foreign private investors.
  • The staff welcomed the high-level announcement of the Saudi Climate Strategy and the commitment from the leadership of the country to reducing GHG emissions.
  • The IMF staff also commended the Kingdom's efforts to mitigate the economic, social, and health effects of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Saudi Ministry of Finance: IMF Staff Reaffirm the Continued Recovery of the Saudi Economy

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:10pm

Moreover, the Private Sector Financing Support Program," launched by the Saudi Central Bank, contributed to supporting SMEs in facing the challenges of the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Moreover, the Private Sector Financing Support Program," launched by the Saudi Central Bank, contributed to supporting SMEs in facing the challenges of the pandemic.
  • The IMF staff indicated that the potential of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia is huge and that it will attract domestic and foreign private investors.
  • The staff welcomed the high-level announcement of the Saudi Climate Strategy and the commitment from the leadership of the country to reducing GHG emissions.
  • The IMF staff also commended the Kingdom's efforts to mitigate the economic, social, and health effects of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Highlights - MEPs to discuss EU leadership in the fight against famines - Committee on Development

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

According to the latest Global Report on Food Crises , the number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent assistance hit a five-year high in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • According to the latest Global Report on Food Crises , the number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent assistance hit a five-year high in 2020.
  • Conflict, extreme weather and economic shocks -- including those caused by COVID-19 -- pushed at least 155 million people across 55 countries into acute food insecurity.
  • The challenges are enormous and MEPs will discuss with Mr Beasley WFP's work.
  • This debate will feed into the Committee's work on the upcoming own-initiative report on food security in developing countries.

Highlights - Exchange with WMO Secretary-General on State of the Global Climate in 2020 Report - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 8:01pm

On 14 July, ENVI Members will exchange views with Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General who will present the latest WMO report on the State of the Global Climate in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • On 14 July, ENVI Members will exchange views with Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General who will present the latest WMO report on the State of the Global Climate in 2020.
  • In April 2021, WMO released its report on the State of the Global Climate 2020.
  • Extreme weather combined with COVID-19 was a double blow for millions of people in 2020.
  • However, the pandemic-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, according to the WMO.

UNITAR's vaccination and education toolkit helps companies join the fight against COVID-19

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

We must overcome these obstacles to advance, as a global community, in the fight against COVID-19."

Key Points: 
  • We must overcome these obstacles to advance, as a global community, in the fight against COVID-19."
  • Private companies can meaningfully contribute to increasing vaccine uptake around the world if they work in close collaboration with government actors and local public health organizations.
  • You can also access UNITAR's previous toolkit, designed to support public authorities, available free of charge in English and Spanish .
  • With a strategy fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNITAR supports Governments to implement the 2030 Agenda.

Sharjah Honours Kenyan Humanitarian Outfit, RefuSHE, for Pioneering Contributions in Child and Girl-Focused Refugee Development

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:45pm

RefuSHE, a Nairobi-based humanitarian agency founded in 2008 to address the significant, unmet needs for child and girl-focused refugee services in Kenya, was conferred with the 2021 Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) at a virtual ceremony.

Key Points: 
  • RefuSHE, a Nairobi-based humanitarian agency founded in 2008 to address the significant, unmet needs for child and girl-focused refugee services in Kenya, was conferred with the 2021 Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) at a virtual ceremony.
  • The $136,000 award, now in its fifth edition, is given annually by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a UAE-based global humanitarian organization dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, in collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • This press release features multimedia.
  • The US$ 300,000 grant will be divided evenly among the three non-profits.