UNHS Report on the Crisis in Yemen

In May 2017, UNHS hosted a seminar and conference titled 'Yemen: The Forgotten People," focused on the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Following these events, UNHS has compiled key themes and factors regarding the resolution of the crisis. This report determines that women and youth are crucial to the promotion of peaceful resolution in Yemen and finds significant failures by the international community in the prevention of this humanitarian disaster. Read the full report for more details. Photo copyright Thana Faroq. #yemen #humantiarian #conflictinyemen #saudiarabia

First 50 Signatories to the Prohibition Treaty

As of today, 26 September 2017, over 50 countries have signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. UNHS congratulates these countries and stands in support of the Treaty. Thank you to the first fifty signatories, listed below, for your commitment to global sustainable peace. Algeria Austria Bangladesh Brazil Burundi Cabo Verde Central African Republic Chile Comoros Congo (DR) Congo (Republic of) Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Fiji Gambia Ghana Guatemala Guyana (+ ratification) Holy See (+ ratification) Honduras Indonesia Ireland Kiribati Laos Libya Liechtenstein Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mexico Nepal New Zealand Nigeria

Participate in Global Day of Action

Today, 25 of September, is the two year anniversary of the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals by all 193 members of the United Nations. A Global Day of Action is taking place to honor this commitment. Get involved in supporting the SDGs using one of the following links, provided by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations: Global Goals: How to Get Involved SDG Training Global SCVO: We need to mobilise

Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons signed at UN

We live in exciting times - not least because the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons has been signed at the UN! On Wednesday 20 September the Treaty opened for signature in New York and within that one day over 50 countries signed with a few also ratifying. There was also a 'signing ceremony' at the Scottish Parliament, organised by UNH, where Green, SNP and Labour politicians pledged support for the Treaty. This is an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons although, as the Secretary General Mr Antonio Guterres said, there remain 15,000 nuclear weapons in existence. He added 'we cannot allow these doomsday weapons to endanger our world and our children's future.' The gover

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The theme of this year's International Literacy Day is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. On 7 and 8 September, 2017 a special two-day event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to

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