Matthew Dee, Head of WFP Logistics for the Syria operation, explains how WFP food is delivered inside the country to feed 4.25 million Syrians every month.

The United States and Brazil are working together with UNESCO on anti-racism education,  Last week the Teaching Respect for All guide was released. Find out what it’s all about here.

Let’s Make Every Day, a #MandelaDay
Six years ago, Nelson Mandela made a call to the next generation to take action to address the world’s social injustices. One year later, in 2009, the first Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated, launched via unanimous decision in the UN General Assembly. Today, in our fifth year of commemoration, we continue to join the call to carry on Mandela’s legacy and to join the global movement for good.  Nelson Mandela once said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” More

Let’s Make Every Day, a #MandelaDay

Six years ago, Nelson Mandela made a call to the next generation to take action to address the world’s social injustices. One year later, in 2009, the first Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated, launched via unanimous decision in the UN General Assembly. Today, in our fifth year of commemoration, we continue to join the call to carry on Mandela’s legacy and to join the global movement for good.  Nelson Mandela once said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” More

Each year millions of children, women and men from all regions of the world are trafficked, their hope stolen. To mark the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July, we’re encouraging people across the globe to symbolically help give back this precious item.
Join the #igivehope campaign today and show your solidarity with victims of human trafficking. Download the ‘how to’ for more details on how to get involved and remember to sign up for the 30 July Thunderclap.

Each year millions of children, women and men from all regions of the world are trafficked, their hope stolen. To mark the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July, we’re encouraging people across the globe to symbolically help give back this precious item.

Join the #igivehope campaign today and show your solidarity with victims of human trafficking. Download the ‘how to’ for more details on how to get involved and remember to sign up for the 30 July Thunderclap.

Today is Malala Day! Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger who drew global attention after the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating girls’ education, is celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. Please join us in raising your voice for girls worldwide: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit UNICEF

Today is Malala Day! Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger who drew global attention after the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating girls’ education, is celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. 

Please join us in raising your voice for girls worldwide: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit UNICEF

9 Infographics that will give you hope for the future (and make you want to do even more to help)!

(via the United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals) 

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in the Central African Republic

Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). This new assistance brings the total U.S. humanitarian funding for the crisis to nearly $118 million in Fiscal Year 2014, helping people suffering inside CAR as well as refugees in the neighboring countries.

"Today, the international maritime task force completed the critical mission of removing the last 8 percent of declared chemical weapons precursors from Syria. With this step, 100 percent of the declared chemicals are out of war-torn Syria. We congratulate the OPCW-UN Joint Mission and the entire international coalition, which operated under dangerous conditions to remove more than 1,000 tons of declared chemical weapons materials, a daunting undertaking that grew out of the agreement we reached last year between the United States and Russia."
Young Professionals: Apply to UN Program to Jumpstart Your Career in International Affairs
Why educating girls is so vital!

Why educating girls is so vital!

16 facts for Day of the African Child on June 16

Day of the African Child is on June 16 - when events will be held on the continent and around the world. Here are 16 things you should know about this day and why children’s rights in Africa are so vital

Due to U.S. food aid reform, we can now help to feed more people at the same cost as before. How are we able to do it? USAID’s Matthew Nims provides the answer here.

"Just think about it: roughly 168 million boys and girls throughout the world are involved in child labor. That exceeds the entire population of Russia. More than half of these children are laboring in hazardous conditions – sewing shirts in cramped factories, seeding and harvesting cotton fields in oppressive heat, or forced to carry a rifle in a war they don’t understand. Many never get to attend school, adult responsibilities are forced on them at a young age, and many more are forced to grow up too fast, simply to help provide for their families. Combatting these challenges is a major focus of the State Department’s mission. If we’re going to break the chains of poverty and abuse that make children so vulnerable, then we must promote internationally recognized worker rights."
- John Kerry Statement for 2014 International Day of Child Labor

YPP 2014 Job Families and Application Period

The following Job Families will be offered for this year’s exam:


For all official information go careers.un.org and click “Young Professionals Exam”

  • Information Systems and Technology & Political Affairs;
  • Economic Affairs & Radio Producer (Arabic, Chinese, Kiswahili, Russian, Spanish)
  • Human Rights and Photography
FACT: 500 trained midwives have the potential to save more than 36,000 lives. #SoWMy2014Today the UNFPA released its 2014 report on midwifery. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/T831zh

FACT: 500 trained midwives have the potential to save more than 36,000 lives. #SoWMy2014

Today the UNFPA released its 2014 report on midwifery. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/T831zh

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