Did you know?In all parts of the world, a disproportionate number of persons with disabilities lives in poverty, underscoring the direct link between disability and denial of economic rights. More
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In Kenya every 2 hours a woman dies while giving birth and every 20 minutes a mother loses her new-born child. Maternal Mortality in Kenya remains stubbornly high at 488 (100,000 live births (KDHS 2009) and the decrease of Maternal Mortality Ration has been stagnating over the last decennia. More... More
Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen.
The World Disaster Reduction Campaign... More
WFP aims not only to fill empty stomachs, but also to provide the hungry poor with the right food at the right time. Investing in good nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life builds the brains and bodies of the next generation and is a "best buy" of cost-effective interventions in tough... More
Almost one billion people do not know where they will find their next meal. And almost a third of all deaths in children under the age of five in developing countries are linked to undernutrition.
We know that hunger is the world's greatest solvable problem, but we need to spread this knowledge to... More
Water poses one of the greatest sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. Water scarcity and pollution, among many other issues, threaten our ability to grow strong and stable economies, meet basic human needs, and protect healthy ecosystems (and the services they provide), while also posing... More
Caring for Climate is a voluntary and complementary action platform for UN Global Compact participants who seek to demonstrate leadership on the issue of climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to advance practical solutions and help shape public policy as well as public... More
With the ongoing earthquake and cholera outbreak responses, Haiti is now facing three emergencies at the same time as, since 4 November, the country suffers the impacts of Hurricane Tomas. This donor alert focuses on immediate response to the hurricane. While the impact of the hurricane so far has... More
The Nutrition Cluster is requesting a list of items related to the provision of therapeutic food, formula, BP5 biscuits and micro nutrients for affected children in the Pakistan emergency.
If your company is able to provide any of these items, please contact the Cluster Coordinator in UNICEF, Dr... More
Shelter and Non Food Items In-Kind Donations for Pakistan Emergency: Relief Items Requested by the Shelter Cluster
The Shelter Cluster is requesting a list of items related to the provision and construction of emergency shelter, such as plastic sheeting, rope, tool kits and tents.
If your company is able to provide any of these items, please contact the Cluster Coordinator at IOM, Arshad Rashid -... More
The Food Cluster is requesting a list of items related to the provision of food assistance to the victims of the Pakistan floods. Total shortfall / gap is 121,000 metric tons. Requested are wheat, pulses, vegetable oil, High Energy Biscuits, ready to use supplementary feeding, black tea, sugar and... More