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UN Commission discusses how to meet the needs of an ageing global society

10 May 2017

In early April, the UN Commission on Population and Development met to discuss the changing age demographics around the globe and how these trends might be harnessed for development in some of the world’s least developed regions. According to the report of the Commission, the major trend in global age demographics is that, overall, the […]

Changed for Good: a Final Reflection on my UNANIMA Internship

10 May 2017

By Colleen Jackson, RSC I am rapidly coming to the conclusion of my 3-month internship at UNANIMA and the UN. It is difficult in a few short sentences to describe the impact of this time, but suffice to say … ‘I have been changed … for good’ (from the musical “Wicked”). Having spent my life […]

Campaign Against Xenophobia Now on Motion

10 May 2017

At the UN High-level Summit on refugees and migrants that took place in September 2016, the UN launched the TOGETHER campaign against xenophobia and for social inclusion of all migrant populations. The campaign seeks to engage all UN agencies and Member States as well as all factions of civil society in a concerted effort to […]

UNANIMA Says Goodbye to Another Great Intern

10 May 2017

Last month, UNANIMA’s New York contingent said a fond farewell to Colleen Jackson, RSC. Colleen had been a great addition to the team in the New York office. We are so grateful for the knowledge and compassion she brought to our work from her experience as a supporter of, and practiced advocate for, detained migrants […]

A Call from the UN and Response from NGOs on Climate Change and Water Protection

6 April 2017

The UN system did not forget to acknowledge the environment in the midst of all the activity focused on women last month. On 23 March, the President of the General Assembly held a High-level Event on Climate Change in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Several governments made statements about the effects of climate change already being […]

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