Archive for September, 2008

Award winners prove that fighting poverty is good for business

24th September 2008 Uncategorized

New Initiatives unveiled as part of Business Call to Action

New York — Ten private companies were recognized today for their work in improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people. From a family-owned soybean business in Ghana, to one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Philippines, these firms prove that making a profit and ‘doing the right thing’ are not mutually exclusive. (more…)

Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund – Annual Report 2007

23rd September 2008 Uncategorized

The Annual Report 2007 aims to highlight the main features and characteristics of the DGTTF, reviewing some of the main achievements in the past year. It also provides country examples of how the Trust Fund has been able to support democratic governance, lessons learned over the last six editions, and challenges encountered with the management of this facility. (more…)

World Health Organisation provides updated malaria situation

18th September 2008 Uncategorized

Geneva – A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that the global burden of malaria remains enormous, but that access to malaria control interventions, especially bed nets in Africa, increased sharply between 2004 and 2006, the period covered in the report. (more…)

“New media” seek citizen contributions for International Day of Peace, 21 September

17th September 2008 Uncategorized

Pretoria — Messages on peace in text message, email, video and photo form are being solicited and sent around the world over “new media” channels to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace, 21 September. This year, the United Nations launched its global TXT4 PEACE/WRITE 4 PEACE campaign, aimed at collecting messages on peace to be shared with world leaders when they gather in New York for the General Assembly on 23 September 2008. (more…)

IOM Launches Counter-Xenophobia Programme

12th September 2008 Uncategorized

In response to the recent rise in xenophobia-related incidents in South Africa, IOM has launched a new two-year programme to promote tolerance, integration and diversity in the country. (more…)