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In Dialogue with Maye Musk

Sharad Khare | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Earlier this summer I was proud to be a part of the first-ever Novus Summit hosted at the United Nations in partnership with UN DESA during the United...

Malawians Have Taken To Social Media To Find Their President Missing In The U.S.

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.13.2016 | World

Worried Malawians are trying to find their leader. President Peter Mutharika left Malawi on Sept. 15 to attend the United Nations General Assembly and...

Drug Companies Are Slowly Starting To Care More About Poor People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact

The latest global health crisis could claim more lives than cancer if pharmaceutical companies and other groups don’t band together to stop it, acco...

Syrian Olympic Swimmer Shuts Down Anti-Refugee Rhetoric In 4 Words

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact

A month after the Olympics, Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini is still making waves. The 18-year-old swimmer, who helped pull an overloaded boat full of Sy...

Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Lisa Bohmer | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Lisa Bohmer

In Hollywood, adult actors are warned not to be upstaged by their child co-stars who nearly universally steal the show. When the setting is the global...

Obama Warns Against 'Aggressive Nationalism' And 'Crude Populism' In UN Speech

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS ― In his final speech at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama hailed progress on the world stage while warning...

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap."

Robyn Norton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Robyn Norton

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap." This was perhaps the defining statement at the Women Deliver conference in Cop...

Superbugs: Why We Need Action Now

Dr Monique Eloit | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Dr Monique Eloit

The gains in health and longer lives of the 20th century are at stake.

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

The Forgotten Crises

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We must ensure that all people -- regardless of where they are born -- have the ability to live happy, healthy, and safe lives. It is critical for the media, governments, and individuals to focus on the massive scale of human suffering in Middle East and Europe. But we must not limit our focus.

France's Proposed Solution To Israel-Palestine Conflict Sidelines U.S.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Since the the latest round of U.S.-led peace talks collapsed last year, the international community has left the Israeli-Palestinian con...

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.09.2016 | 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 10.03.2016 | 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 ultim...

Together We Can Break Down the Usual Barriers that Prevent Change

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 10.01.2016 | 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, dema...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Seeks Authentic Muslim Voices to Counter ISIS

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 09.29.2016 | 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, f...

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 Nations over ...

Help the Global Goals in <3 Minutes Every Day

Elbi | Posted 10.01.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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 honor...

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

Amy Mueller | Posted 09.23.2016 | 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 Danon,...

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

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | 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.