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Ann Veneman

Adults, Including Congress, Also Need to Make the Right Choices

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Parents count of schools to "do right" by our children and to ensure that, just as kids learn reading and math skills that lay the foundation for later learning and success, healthy eating is taught and modeled throughout the school day as well. This is important for all kids, but especially for low-income children.

A Comprehensive Menu Labeling Standard Is Needed to Support Healthy Choices

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

When families go to restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and supermarkets, they should have the option to eat healthier food and the calorie information they need to make informed choices between various food options.

UNICEF: Looking for Pockets of Poverty Hidden by Statistics (Interview)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Evelyn Leopold

William Anthony Kirsopp Lake, the new executive director of UNICEF, fears many of the world's children can disappear in a haze of statistics, making progress on paper while neglect, abuse or impoverishment go undetected.

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

Yemen's Sacrificial Child Brides

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeline Wheeler

Widespread child marriage in Yemen is essentially legalized, sexual-exploitation of children. The UN needs to do more than be "deeply concerned."

Peter Buffett and Angelique Kidjo Release Single to Support Girls in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF G...

International Women's Day: A Time to Focus on Adolescent Girls

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

Millions of adolescent girls live in poverty, experience gender discrimination, and are subject to abuse. The result is not only the suffering of girls themselves, but a continuing cycle of oppression and abuse.

Haiti: Signs of Hope Emerge in the Midst of Destruction and Rebuilding

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

The results achieved thus far in Haiti are remarkable -- a testament to all the relief agencies and people working to ensure that humanitarian supplies are getting to those who need them most.

Sweden's Queen on "Fire Souls" -- Leaders in Child Protection

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Ten years ago, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden reached the point where she could no longer witness the appalling conditions of children around the ...

Haiti: Devastation, Tragic Loss of Life and Immediate Need for Worldwide Support

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

In addition to what appears to be large loss of life and injuries, early reports indicate massive infrastructure damage, including schools that have collapsed, homes destroyed, and hospitals overwhelmed.

The Philippines: Destruction, Heartbreak and a Plea for Help

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

Earlier this week I returned from a trip to the country, seeing first-hand some of the extensive damage and visiting with victims and relief workers.

Tsunami: Reflection and Progress Five Years Later

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

Five years ago the world watched in horror as nearly 230,000 people, particularly women and children, perished in the tsunami that struck south Asia.

DRC Chronicles: Being Shunned by Rape

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

The immense courage and strength of victimized Congolese women in speaking out will help bring more awareness to these crimes and change to a region of the world that suffers from the most brutal atrocities of war.

Lost Innocence and Hope Amid a Senseless War

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I met a 12-year-old girl who told me her story of being attacked and raped. Last month when I returned to the DRC I asked to meet Hope again.

Rachel Weiner

Ann Veneman, Obama VP? Progressives Slam Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that Barack Obama's campaign is floating Republican Ann Veneman as a potential VP: Barack Obama's vice presidential search team ...