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The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.

Heritage in the Headlines During UNGA Meetings

Deborah Lehr | Posted 10.03.2015 | World
Deborah Lehr

It was a headline week for the protection of cultural heritage. When leaders from more than 160 countries gathered in New York City last week, a main topic of discussion for the attending heads of state was how to combat the growing strength of violent extremist groups in the Middle East.

Obama Accuses Russia Of Strengthening ISIS

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama on Friday criticized Russia's recent airstrikes over the Syrian city of Homs as a dead-end strategy that will ulti...

Together We Can Break Down the Usual Barriers that Prevent Change

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
White Ribbon Alliance

When I teamed up with community members, health workers and District leaders to conduct an assessment of the nine health centers in Lira, Uganda we found out that none of them had running water.

Germany Urges International Community To Solve Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose country has spearheaded Europe's response to its ongoing refugee crisis, dem...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Seeks Authentic Muslim Voices to Counter ISIS

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising over 50 Muslim majority countries, can play a significant role in engaging civil society throughout the region. The conglomerate group can be a viable mechanism to partner with non-governmental organizations to counter ISIS.

President Rouhani Declares 'New Chapter' In Iran's Relations With World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- In his first major public address since the nuclear accord was finalized, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani conveyed an optimistic, ...

China's President Pledges $1 Billion To United Nations For 'Peace And Development'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a $1 billion “peace and development” fund to support the work of the United...

Help the Global Goals in <3 Minutes Every Day

Elbi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact

Today, you can do your bit for 3 of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. All you need is the Elbi app and a couple of minutes.

Islamophobia Distracts Us From The Real Crisis

Nida Khan | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

For all the lives lost, including thousands of our own soldiers, we as Americans must ask, what have we gained? As many families struggle to find work and put food on the table, why are trillions being spent to fund these wars and covert operations?

Pope Francis' Full Address To The United Nations General Assembly

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

As released by the Vatican. Mr President,Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words.  Once again, following a tradition by which I feel ...

As UNGA Approaches, Family of Imprisoned American Calls on Iranian Delegation in U.S. for Answers

Amy Mueller | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Amy Mueller

Four years after Amir has sat behind the walls of Evin Prison, stripped of his dignity, due process, and human rights, he has been imprisoned in Iran longer than any American in history.

Netanyahu Appoints Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As UN Envoy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Friday that Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations will be Danny D...

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Global Development's Latest Challenge: Conference Fatigue

Adam Lewis | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Adam Lewis

They say those who can't do, teach. But those who can do neither? They attend conferences.

U.N. Week -- Style Over Substance

Denise Dunning | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Our system is broken. We are failing to build a post-2015 development agenda that integrates the voices, values and priorities of the majority of the world's population. Far too few of our resources are being invested in deserving grassroots leaders and civic organizations.

Fighting Maternal And Infant Mortality In Somaliland

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

Almost all maternal and newborn deaths are preventable. Millions of lives can be saved if women have access to skilled and trained midwives during pregnancy and childbirth.

Brazil's Inventive Solution To Save Newborns: Breast Milk Banks

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

Every year, one million babies die on the day they are born. Brazil is on the fast track to ending this trend with one simple solution: breast milk.

Newborn Health: How Do We Care For The Most Vulnerable In Our Society?

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

Newborn health is inextricably connected to maternal health. Similarly to maternal mortality, preventable diseases are the major causes of under-five deaths. Inadequate nutrition, limited access to clean water and poor healthcare infrastructures lead to the spread of preventable infectious diseases.

We Know It Works, So Let's Keep Women's Health Central in Global Development

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Ann M. Starrs

As the governments of the world convene this week to discuss them, they need to look at the evidence. But they also need to listen to the voices of the millions of girls and women around the world for whom access to contraception and safe abortion is integral to their survival, to their health and to their well-being.

7 Secrets Within Obama's UN Address

Peter Paskale | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. Barack Obama's speech today at the UN General Assembly contained both.

Are You #UpForSchool?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Nothing will change for the most vulnerable in our world without pressure. This is clearly true for education as well, because though we have made progress, here we are with just over a year to go and 58 million children around the world are still denied even a basic education.

UN Chief Welcomes Airstrikes In Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to...

Maternal Health: More Than Just Survival!

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

For me, that morning when I saw a positive sign on the pregnancy test, I was filled with excitement, expectations and a sense of craziness. The thought of survival never crossed my mind. I didn't have to worry about affording care or being able to access a midwife, and I knew that this privilege was due to where I lived.

What's Possible If We #Commit2Deliver

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

As we look forward and position issues for the post-2015 development agenda, it is important to reflect on what is possible if we accelerate action, target resources and embrace accountability in the remaining time of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).