The GAVI Alliance and our partners UNICEF and WHO are working with Ghana's Ministry of Health to plan a massive celebration in Accra on April 26, during World Immunization Week, at which the first children will be vaccinated.
While the 'misconduct' of Secret Service agents with prostitutes in Colombia is a significant, if titillating scandal, most media reports have missed the tectonic political shift that surfaced at the recent Summit of the Americas meeting.
An absence of imaginative, strategic diplomacy as the year-long crisis in Syria unfolded has caught the U.S. with dwindling options as the oxymoronic UN ceasefire collapses. Consequences abound as a result for U.S. interests across the region.
First of all Mazaltov to us all: Israel is celebrating its 64th independence day. The festivities will make us forget for a day that, at 64, Israel's internal discourse is haunted by profound insecurities.
If we continue to stand now for peace in South Sudan, then their first chapter as a nation could read of new schools and children living past their 5th birthdays, instead of burned marketplaces and displaced refugees.
Two very different Israeli documentaries are opening at New York's Quad Cinema over the next 10 days. These fascinating films have less to do with the political tensions that dominate headlines from the Middle East than with exploring personal identity.
His drawing power, and the respect many have for him, comes also from his perseverance and, in particular, from the fact that he is quicker to embrace than to distrust. He has become a human bridge between several citizen projects and, right now, that makes him a sharp stone in the Cuban government's shoe.
What's the problem with Europe? Don't blame it on the so-called "debt crisis." There was no debt crisis in Britain, for example, which is now experiencing its first double-dip recession since the 1970s. Blame it on austerity economics.
Military occupation is not only bad news for the people who live in Timbuktu, but also for its world-renowned centers of learning that house precious manuscripts, some of which date to the 13th century.
Why is it so important that data be widely accessible during a disaster? Imagine that you're in a coastal region reeling from the aftermath of a tsunami. You may be trapped under rubble or in desperate need of medical attention, food and water.
Raudel Collazo is on stage: sweating, singing, talking, the whole time a chorus of applause joining the music. After the concert he returns to his house in Guines, to the narrow broken sidewalk along which he walks his daughter to school, to his mother with the white wrap around her head.
Can the Jewish people survive without a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel? For a while, perhaps. But creative Jewish survival needs a state to strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish unity and offer a meaningful Jewish response to the emptiness of modern life.
Israel's founders understood that Israel cannot treat its minorities the way that Jews were treated throughout history. A world view of how the Jews can realize their national aspirations in a socially just manner is as relevant today as it was then.
Hard though it may be, I think it is better to struggle constantly between particularism and universalism -- to struggle between the demands of actual, complex situations and circumstances and the horizons or principles that let us project better ones.
Zionism's plummet as a compelling idea -- beyond, that is, the political or religious right -- isn't merely the byproduct of insidious propaganda or of the bullying of leftwing academics. The term has stumbled into something worse than obsolescence.
All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.