Nominations Open for 2018 Hult Prize!

Deadline: 23 December 2017 Nominations are open for 2018 Hult Prize which is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital to young budding entrepreneurs, including a grand prize of USD … [Read more...]

Philippines: Panasonic donates 2,550 Solar Lanterns in its Humanitarian Drive

In its humanitarian drive, Panasonic Corp. donates 2,550 solar lanterns to ten humanitarian and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country from a global company based in Japan. The ceremony was held at Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corp. (PMPC). The donation is part of Panasonic’s global “100,000 Solar Lanterns Project.” Over 92,000 lanterns have been donated through 131 humanitarian organizations in 30 countries since its debut in 2012. This is the fifth year of donation … [Read more...]

Aid Agencies appeal US$1.72 billion to deter South Sudan condition

An appeal for US$1.72 billion to provide critical and life-saving assistance to 6 million people affected by conflict, displacement, hunger and a deteriorating economy was launched by the humanitarian community in South Sudan. The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan Alain Noudéhou said, “There is growing need for humanitarian assistance with displacement, food insecurity, malnutrition, violence and economic decline taking a toll on the health, safety and livelihoods of people in need. … [Read more...]

UN Women Call for Proposals: Implementation of Awareness-raising among Refugee and Migrant Women on How to Access Justice Services

Deadline: 28 December 2017 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting women’s civil society organizations and organizations working on gender equality and ending violence against women to undertake: Awareness raising among refugee and migrant women on how to access justice services under the Turkey component of the Regional Programme “Ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. The … [Read more...]

Government puts one week ban on NGOs (Myanmar)

A weeklong ban on NGOs involved in distributing aid to Rohingyas at Ukhia and Teknaf has been imposed by The Cox's Bazar district administration to restore discipline in local business apparently affected by illegal relief trade. A circular released on Monday states that the amount of food and non-food items being distributed by the NGO among the refugees is more than required. Further, all NGOs have been asked to halt their relief activities for one week from December 11 to December … [Read more...]

UN launches Campaign to mark 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off a year-long campaign in Paris, France to honor the foundational human rights document to mark its 70th anniversary next year. As “one of the world's most profound and far-reaching international agreements,” the Universal Declaration proclaimed the inalienable rights of every human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated … [Read more...]

Apply for UNAIDS’s Start Free Challenge: Reducing New HIV Infections in Children!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is seeking applications for The Start Free Challenge. This challenge is seeking replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. New infections in children can be reduced if they and their mothers have timely … [Read more...]

UNDP/Macedonia: Call for Project Concepts for Nature Protection

Deadline: 29 December 2017 Applicants are invited to submit project concepts for Nature Protection project which is financed by the European Union, through IPA II – Sector operational programme for environment and climate action 2014-2020 and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning. The project ‘’Improving the management of protected areas’’ aims to improve nature protection and to promote … [Read more...]

UNOPS/GDF Call for Proposals: Assessing Impact of Donor Co-financing and Transition Policies on TB Commodity Procurement

Deadline: 14 December 2017 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Global Drug Facility (GDF) through this Call for Proposal (CFP), is inviting proposals from qualified organizations interested in receiving grant support to assess policies and practices, estimate impact, and develop guidance on domestic financing, procurement, and supply chain management of tuberculosis (TB) medicines and diagnostics in light of the changing TB financing and co-financing landscape, and … [Read more...]

Aid to Artisans: Seeking Applications for canvas home™ Small Grants Program

Deadline: 29 December 2017 Aid to Artisans (ATA) has launched its Small Grants Program in partnership with canvas home™, a retailer of artisan furniture, ceramics, and textiles to provide artisans with direct and immediate financial assistance that can lay the groundwork for sustainable incomes for artisans. These grants are designed to allow artisan groups to acquire materials, tools, equipment, and training, marketing services in order to expand employment and generate income. ATA’s … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for the Contest- Afrodescendent Communities: Recognition, Justice and Development

Deadline: 15 February 2018 The IberCultura Viva program and the Brazilian representation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched the short film contest "Afrodescendent Communities: Recognition, Justice and Development ". The contest aims to select videos that promote reflection on Afro-descendant communities and the pursuit of the full exercise of their cultural rights and / or value their contribution to the constitution, promotion and … [Read more...]

UNOPS Call for Proposals: Improving Quantification and Forecasting of New Drugs and Regimens based on Updated Guidance

Deadline: 12 December 2017 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Global Drug Facility (GDF) through this Call for Proposals (CFP), is currently accepting proposals from qualified organizations interested in receiving grant support to develop and implement tools that will help improve GDF’s approach to quantification and forecasting of new drugs and regimens. The objective of this CFP is to identify an organization with a proven track record working in drug-resistant TB, … [Read more...]

UNHCR Call for EOIs: Advocacy, Providing Information on the Asylum Procedure, Legal Assistance and Representation of UNHCR Persons Concept

Deadline: 11 December 2017 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Skopje is inviting Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for its “Advocacy, Providing Information on the Asylum Procedure, Legal Assistance and Representation of UNHCR Persons Concept Program." The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from existing or prospective partners that wish to participate in a UNHCR operation and contribute complementary resources (human … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland). This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, … [Read more...]

12th UNDEF Project Grant: Inviting Civil Society Organizations for Funding Projects to Advance & Support Democracy

Deadline: 20 December 2017 The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) is inviting civil society organizations for the twelfth round of its funding projects to advance and support democracy in order to strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The … [Read more...]

UNOPS/GDF Call for Proposals: TB Diagnostics Market Landscape Analyses Program

Deadline: 4 December 2017 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) through the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is accepting proposals from qualified organizations to assess and analyze the current TB diagnostics market landscape. The procurement of TB diagnostics and related laboratory commodities by GDF has increased significantly in recent years, justifying the need to assess and analyze this market to allow GDF to better evaluate and refine its role as the global market coordinator … [Read more...]

UNOPS/GDF: Call for Proposals for Catalyse the Introduction of Second-Line Drugs in Paediatric Drug Resistant TB

Deadline: 4 December 2017 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) through the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to develop and implement a plan that will catalyse the use of paediatric formulations of second-line drugs to treat drug-resistant TB. The objective of this CFP is to identify an organization with a proven track record working in paediatric TB, particularly MDR-TB, which can identify and coordinate early adopter programmes to … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Jamnalal Bajaj Awards!

Deadline: Various National Awards: 19 January 2018 International Award: 28 February 2018 Nominations are open for Jamnalal Bajaj Awards with an aim to felicitate the efforts of women and men who have dedicated their life to Gandhian constructive work and the ideals which Jamnalal Bajaj had cherished all his life. Types of Awards There are three National Awards and one International Award as listed below: National Awards ( for India) Constructive Work: Recognizes … [Read more...]

Applications Open for YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program!

Deadline: 10 December 2017 Applicants are invited to apply for the 6 Cohort of its Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa Emerging Program. The YALI was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Program Tracks Business and Entrepreneurship: This track caters to the range of emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs who expect to take on leadership roles within the private … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Hult Prize!

Deadline: 30 November 2017 Nominations are open for 2018 Hult Prize that is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital to young budding entrepreneurs, including a grand prize of USD … [Read more...]