21 February-International Mother Language Day

The United Nations’ International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. It also remembers events such as the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh.

International […]

By | 2021-02-21T18:53:42+00:00 February 21st, 2021|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, with the aim to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering […]

By | 2021-02-07T22:51:54+00:00 February 7th, 2021|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Up to 90,000 children in central Mozambique urgently need humanitarian assistance in wake of Cyclone Eloise

More than 176,000 people, including 90,000 children, in central Mozambique are likely to need humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Eloise, UNICEF stated. Children living in the affected areas, particularly those who have been displaced, could soon be at risk of contracting waterborne diseases like cholera and […]

By | 2021-01-29T13:28:29+00:00 January 29th, 2021|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

The mobile clinic serving Mali’s most vulnerable women and girls

The town of Missala sits an hour south of Mali’s rambling capital, Bamako, West Africa. A large portion of the couple of hundred townspeople here stay dependent on agribusiness, and in spite of their closeness to the city, helpless streets, and absence of public vehicles have left them […]

By | 2021-01-16T09:44:01+00:00 January 16th, 2021|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

UNICEF launches record emergency funding appeal

Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated. The number of countries experiencing violent conflict is the highest it has been in the last 30 years. The result is that more than 30 million children have been displaced by conflict. Many of them are being enslaved, trafficked, abused, and […]

By | 2021-01-05T17:27:44+00:00 January 5th, 2021|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Eight winning ideas from UN students to help refugees

Have you heard of Model United Nations (MUN)? These simulations of the UN, in which students from primary school to university step into the shoes of diplomats to solve global issues, have gained popularity across the globe.

At the beginning of 2020, UNHCR, the UN R*****e Agency, […]

By | 2020-12-27T18:55:56+00:00 December 27th, 2020|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

10th of December- Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – […]

By | 2020-12-10T11:45:55+00:00 December 10th, 2020|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

UNICEF and Microsoft launch technology to protect vulnerable children and women amid rise in domestic and gender-based violence due to COVID-19

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. launched a new version of Primero called Primero X — an open-source case management web application that helps social service providers coordinate critical support to vulnerable children. Key interventions include providing access to lifesaving services, such as family reunification and tracing, while still adhering […]

By | 2020-12-06T19:16:44+00:00 December 6th, 2020|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments