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Migrant Girls Can Accelerate Global Development

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Every year on August 12, youth leaders and advocates around the globe observe International Youth Day -- a day to celebrate the world's young people and to call attention to some of the biggest challenges and opportunities they face, like this year's focus on migration.

While much has been written...

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An Idea to Change the World: Empower Girls

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Across the world today, teenage girls are making their voices heard and promoting a transformational idea: empower adolescent girls everywhere. As part of the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign, girls and other supporters are holding more than 50 events in nine countries to celebrate the "International Day...

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Meeting the Challenge to Save the Lives of Women and Children

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 6:12 PM

While a lot of important news has been coming out of the United Nations General Assembly lately, there is one story that may not make the front pages, but should be at the front of our minds: the health of women and children around the world.

Why? Most importantly,...

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Stop the Tragedy

(9) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 1:12 PM

Imagine a cruise ship full of women sinks every day for the rest of the year - killing nearly 1,000 women per day. The world would be horrified and demand action.

The sad truth is that a tragedy of this magnitude does happen every day in developing countries, yet...

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Pneumonia: One Disease, Two Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 10:59 AM

No one wants or expects a child to die of pneumonia, a disease that is easily preventable yet is a leading killer of children around the world. The respiratory illness kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the age of five every year. Of these deaths,

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The Silent Killer in the Kitchen

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 4:01 PM

Cooking shouldn't kill you -- but in developing countries it does.

For more than 3 billion people, exposure to smoke is an inescapable byproduct of the daily task of preparing a meal over an open fire or a wood-burning stove. World Health Organization research has found that cookstove smoke is...

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Why We Shouldn't Look Away From the Mistreatment of Girls Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 11:17 AM

If you want to know why investing in women and girls is important, look no further than Time Magazine's Aug. 1st cover.

The much discussed cover featured a photo of Aisha, the 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced to having her nose and ears...

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Women at a Crossroads

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 12:54 PM

Women around the world are at a crossroads today. At no point in recent memory have more women simultaneously occupied the halls of power and been left stranded on the street. In this context, the Commission on the Status of Women met last week at the United Nations to review...

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Malaria Kills. Nets Save Lives.

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2008 | 12:19 PM

Today, at the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign will announce a major commitment to send over 600,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to vulnerable refugee populations living in 27 temporary camps in East Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

This...

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