While not everyone could make it to Malaysia for the 2013 Women Deliver Conference, they could add their voice to the conversation through “Women Deliver +SocialGood,” an in-person and online event that brought together media experts, social entrepreneurs, and policy leaders to discuss how digital media and technology can address challenges facing women and girls around the world.
Mothers shape the lives of children, impact communities, and sustain nations through their nurturing and work, serving as a lifeline for future generations to come. When a mother dies, her absence is felt throughout the world. Her children have a difficult time surviving and her family suffers, leaving a community more vulnerable to health and economic disparities.
In Washington, budgets can often be synonymous with battles, and this spring has been no exception. International assistance can often be a source of battles, though it represents less than 1% of the total budget.
From time to time, we are reminded that it’s not always easy being an outspoken supporter of the UN in the U.S. But I have some new inspiration. It’s not a new poll or report, but a global force – hundreds of thousands of citizens – who walk in your shoes in their home countries.
The public chorus to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 now includes US President Barack Obama, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bono. The backdrop is extremely promising since the developing world has already cut the share of people living below US$1.25 a day by half since 1990. At a consistent rate of progress, the other half could well cross the line in another 20 years too...
What brings together individuals and organizations such as Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student shot by the Taliban for her outspoken support of girls’ education, front-line polio workers, the global action campaign 10x10, and GE Africa? The answer: courage and a determination to work for a better world. The four will also come together in New York City to be honored at the 2013 Global Leadership Awards Dinner in New York City this November...
In a resource-constrained world, partnerships and innovation are essential to scaling up creative solutions in the global fight against deadly diseases. In the past decade, we have seen the value that strong global health partnerships can create.
Critics of the interim agreement on Iran?s nuclear programs make a point ? the steps outlined by global leaders this weekend are but one portion of the actions demanded by the United Nations Security Council.
This year at the United Nations Foundation we have been focusing on the idea of “Going Bold”, inspired largely by our founder and chairman Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to work toward the goals of the UN. We cannot have this conversation without including the work and impact that Bill Gates has made through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Imagine if your children couldn’t walk to school without fear of life-threatening violence. Imagine if you feared for your safety every night because there were no lights on your street. Imagine if you were brutally attacked for simply trying to feed your family.
Each year the United Nations General Assembly marks an opportunity for global leaders to gather in New York to address and take action against some of the world’s most pressing issues. But for those not attending the conference, it can be difficult to find a meaningful way to participate in U.N. week and offer ideas from our own communities.
The fight against malaria touches many people. Health workers, families caring for loved ones and the ill themselves are the first many might imagine. But malaria affects whole communities. As a result, entire communities band together to help prevent this deadly disease.
The cholera epidemic that has claimed so many lives in Haiti remains a public health crisis, and it demands action ̶ from all of us. Action is exactly what 19 Members of Congress are reasonably asking of the United Nations, and it is what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working to deliver.
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