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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10) – Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation

On October 19th, NABU representatives participated in Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation of the World Summit on the Information Society held at the United Nations Headquarters. The stakeholders discussed the crucial role of bolstering information society in developing counties. The areas of improvement included strengthening information infrastructure, traditional and digital education, the Cloud, Big Data, and … Continue reading

NABU’s Official Statement to UN CSW – “Equal Wage for Women is a Human Right”

October 11, 2015 As articulated by the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.” From this fundamental principle also follows … Continue reading

“ISIS and the Impact on Women”

On October 6, 2015, the UN Women for Peace Association hosted an event at the UN Headquarters themed ISIS and its Impact on Women dedicated to raising awareness of predicaments women face on territories occupied by ISIS. Some of the issues discussed included: sexual slavery, rape, subjugation, violence as well as other types of injustice … Continue reading

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2015

On September 25, 2015, the United Nations launches its summit to finalize and formally adopt the new Sustainable Development Agenda. As the Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, comes to an end at the end of this year, it is important to adopt a new set of goals to continue the work on development. Until … Continue reading

Migrants at the gates of Europe: Will the EU tear down walls of fear?

The history of humanity is very much a history of human migrations –often turbulent, but mostly an agent of creative and progressive ferment.  The current influx of migrants to EU from Middle East and Africa should not be seen as a crisis, but rather as a win-win opportunity, and a lesson on human solidarity that … Continue reading

Notes from the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing – Sixth Working Session

Notes from the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing  Sixth Working Session NABU representatives participated in the Sixth Working Session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing. The meeting was held at the UN headquarters in New York City, from 14-16 July. Its primary focus pertained to issues faces by societies caused by population aging. … Continue reading

Notes from the Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Major Groups and the Private Sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda

NABU representatives participated in the Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Major Groups and the Private Sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting was held at the UN headquarters, from 26-27 May. During the hearing, the General Assembly listened to … Continue reading