The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as the date for honoring adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It is an opportunity to reflect and ask, "How can I help?"
More than managing its resources, a wise city employs data and collaborates with citizens to discern which current courses of action contribute to long-term improvement in the quality of life.
Non-communicable and chronic diseases traditionally associated with higher-income countries have skyrocketed. Rates of childhood obesity have dramatically increased and diabetes moved into the top five causes of mortality.
Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unprecedented step of pulverizing nearly six tons of elephant ivory stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado.
The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.
So even in an "off" election year not dominated by direct referenda on major issues, there are opportunities to help build momentum on themes that ultimately do affect the outcome of those larger questions.
Hold your applause for fast food giants like McDonald's -- call them out on their ineffective commitments and hold them to a higher standard.
I once wrestled -- for about four minutes -- with the question of whether I should approach Hugh Hefner, through a close mutual friend, for a major contribution to the humanitarian nonprofit I was serving as CEO of. Would I and my organization be forever tarnished by smut money?
Jensine Larsen is the founder of World Pulse, a global media platform and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. Photo cred...
This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.
What makes the Clinton Global Initiative so incredible is the diversity of issues and topics that it presents, from technology and making to food security to gender equity. Here are some of the most important lessons that I took away as teen reporter.
What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.
This week there is some good news from D.C. in the midst of all the dismal Congressional news on the shutdown. Over the last several years, D.C. has made a series of decisions that have made the city a model of best practices for its youngest children.
As easy as it is to be cynical about gatherings where young influencers tout huge social media followings -- and wear ridiculously shiny patent leather shoes -- often, there's lots to learn from such events, and indelible memories can be made in the seemingly endless lineup of discussion groups.
A two-year-old girl named Arshi was one of last people in India to get polio. Her case is remarkable for a number of reasons. First and most obvious...