|—||UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea|
There are approximately 110 million active mines in the world — one for every 17 children or for every 52 adults. Friday is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action.
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Monday is World Tuberculosis Day.
TB is curable, but there are 9 million people a year who get sick with TB and a third of them are “missed” by health systems.
Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations.
Help World Health Organization (WHO) reach the 3 million!
Thursday is the International Day of Happiness!
"Happiness is neither a frivolity nor a luxury. It is a deep-seated yearning shared by all members of the human family. It should be denied to no-one and available to all. This aspiration is implicit in the pledge of the United Nations Charter to promote peace, justice, human rights, social progress and improved standards of life."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
|—||Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014|
|—||U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, After a UN Security Council Vote on a Resolution on Ukraine, March 15, 2014|
Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.
The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post.
It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.
20 February is World Day of Social Justice.
“We must do more to empower individuals through decent work, support people through social protection, and ensure the voices of the poor and marginalised are heard,” said Ban Ki-moon in his message for the Day.
ICYMI, earlier this week, the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry released a report on the human rights situtaion in the DPRK.
20 million people are at risk of food insecurity in the #Sahel and 2.5 million of them need urgent lifesaving #food assistance.
Learn more about the 3-year Strategic Response Plan recently launched by the United Nations and humanitarian partners to provide aid to millions of people in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.