UNESCO launches MIL Curriculum for Teachers to promote the development of knowledge societies and free independent and pluralistic media
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

UNESCO recently in its attempt to advance the media and information literacy (MIL) and civic participation released a model Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers. This Curriculum is aimed at helping Member States in their continuing efforts towards achieving the objectives of the ….[more]

UNHCR -NGO Toolkit for Practical Cooperation on Resettlement
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a global humanitarian organization and a refugee agency that was established on December 14, 1950 to support and help Europeans that were displaced during the World War II. The agency was set up by the United Nations General Assembly for just three ….[more]

Margaret Sekaggya, an independent UN expert, launches guide on rights of human rights defenders
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

Margaret Sekaggya, an independent expert from United Nations recently launched a guide on the rights of human rights defenders as per the UN declaration. The 100-page guide is titled “Commentary to the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders” and has been created ….[more]

WHO launches web-based tool to fight against malnutrition
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has launched eLENA, the e-library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions that will basically work as a web-based tool. The main purpose of launching this tool is to give governments and health-care providers access to a ….[more]

WHO and partners release Psychological first aid: Guide for fieldworkers, a practical handbook for humanitarian workers in emergencies
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

Different natural and humanitarian calamities and emergencies like earthquakes, floods, droughts, or wars not only affect physical health of victims but leave a short to long term psychological traumas on their psyche and affect their social health and well-being. In order to help the fieldworkers ….[more]

How NGOs can develop budgets in their Proposals
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

Developing and managing budgets can be a challenging task for NGOs whenever they need to plan a project, write a proposal and implement an activity. Efficient financial management is essential for the growth of any organization. Besides, if you have well-managed and transparent financial system, it ….[more]

Download the “Employee Manual”: Sample Policies for Managing Staff in NGOs
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

As NGOs employ staff, they are required to maintain administrative policies for their management. Such policies not only contribute towards effective governance but also open up opportunities of support from different funding organizations. However, organizations in developing countries fail to keep ….[more]

U.S. Government Launches New Entrepreneurship Toolkit
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State recently hosted a conference titled ‘Successful Approaches to Fostering Entrepreneurship’. This half-day event was attended by 50 representatives from the private, not-for-profit and education fields working ….[more]

Mechanisms for advancing women’s human rights: A guide to using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and other international complaint mechanisms
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

The Australian Human Rights Commission recently posted “Mechanisms for advancing women’s human rights: A guide to using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and other international complaint mechanisms.” The guide provides lawyers, advocates and women experiencing violations of their rights with an ….[more]

E-book on Informal Justice and Security
Posted on: March 29th, 2013

The E-book entitled ‘Perspectives on Involving Non-State and Customary Actors in Justice and Security’ is a collection of dissertations and papers presented at the conference, “Access to Justice and Security: Non-state actors and the local dynamics of ordering.” The conference took place in ….[more]