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Photo of the Day – Oct. 25, 2016

U.N. Day in South Sudan Marking the 71st Anniversary of the achievements of the United Nations family in South Sudan, different UN agencies showcased some of their work through exhibitions, posters, information kits, while others conducted immunizations and diagnostic malaria tests. Ellen Margrethe Løj, head of the United Nations and Special Representative of the Secretary […]

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U.N. Statistics Forum Addresses Efforts to Support Gender Equality

New York, N.Y. Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In South Sudan, girls carry […]

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U.N. Starts Weeklong Campaign to Immunize 5.8 Million Iraqi Children

New York, N.Y. 24 October 2016 – Two United Nations agencies will support the Iraqi Ministry of Health in marking World Polio Day by launching a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against the infectious viral disease. “The Government of Iraq is committed to polio eradication, and conducted 16 campaigns to that end in 2014 […]

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Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

BLUEMONT, Virginia – Veteran’s Day provides us with an opportunity to place a renewed emphasis on our nation’s veterans, as they heal and transition in the aftermath of 15 years of war. It is estimated that more than 700,000 post-9/11 combat veterans are battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); as evidenced by a suicide rate […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. 21 October 2016 – With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp […]

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Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

New York, N.Y. Scientists say they have figured out a way to use tobacco plants to produce artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malaria drug. Malaria infects an estimated 200 million people each year, resulting in 400,000 deaths. The drug artemisinin is sometimes used to treat the mosquito-borne illness, clearing the parasite from the bloodstream within 48 […]

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The J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership Initiative

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is a platform that supports nonprofit organizations involved in the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care. Under the foundation, the Young Global Leadership Initiative was created to provide ongoing opportunities for select professionals to mentor the next generation of philanthropists in Ethics, Communications, and Nonprofit Administration. The program empowers […]

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Tadeusz Sudol: Connected to Two Worlds – New York and Old Europe

New York, N.Y. Every day, when Tadeusz (Tad) Sudol, Ph.D. makes the crossing from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island — the “small town” of 14,000 in New York’s East River — he is reminded of another crossing he made, 28 years ago. In 1988, Peter Marcuse, a professor of urban planning at Columbia University, met him […]

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U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Women at work preparing the field for […]

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People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis

New York. N.Y.  Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe. A cash distribution centre in Tsihombe, Madagascar, where 96 […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 20, 2016

U.N. Provides Food Aid to 8,000 People in Central African Republic

Investing in 10-Year-Old Girls Helps Reach Global Goals

Pursuit of Happiness: Brazilian Painter Fer Caggiano

Photo of the Day – Oct. 19, 2016

U.S. High School Completion Rate Reaches All-Time High