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Photo of the Day – Sept. 26, 2016

UNICEF Supports Makeshift School at UNMISS Protection Site The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has collaborated with displaced teachers to establish several temporary classrooms for displaced youth at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) in Juba. The initiative is providing basic education for approximately 900 children and adolescents. 25 […]

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The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations In the normally staid halls of the UN, energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on […]

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In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

New York, N.Y. Blowin’ in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for social justice? […]

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Matt Scott to Run Organization for Autism Research Marathon in NYC

New York, N.Y.  Our good friend Matt Scott (fiancé of our lovely Lion and Global Advisor, Stacee Mandeville) is running the marathon for Autism! (The Organization for Autism Research). Please help support this amazing cause (and our friend, Matt!). Click here to visit his fundraising page: See his funny fundraising rollout video here: Matt wrote […]

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Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader

New York, N.Y. I braved freezing weather recently to hear Mira Nair speak at the President’s Forum at the Upper East Side’s Asia Society (video).  It crossed my mind that I could write a story on her work. I failed to grasp her work – as both a humanitarian and a filmmaker – was so vast it […]

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Advocating Fair Trade, Hands In Attends NYC’s Fashion Event

New York, N.Y. The Set NYC presents: Fashion Week New York S/S 2017 ‘Day Four’ on September 23rd at 6:00pm. This event is working to create a safer world for children with Freedom Ladder is a global non-profit organization dedicated to making the world safe for children by educating them about the issues that are […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $3 Billion of His Shares to End Disease

New York, N.Y.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to wipe out disease by the end of the century. Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Developer Garage Paris, 2008. Photo: Ludovic Toinel The billionaire CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said they are giving $3 billion over the next ten years to advance research toward that end. A […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 21, 2016

UNMISS Marks Day of the African Child   New York, N.Y. To commemorate the Day of the African Child, UN Radio Miraya, run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), gave children the airwaves, allowing students to co-host as radio announcers. The broadcast started with the usual “you are listening to Radio Miraya, voice […]

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New Mobile App Harnesses the Power of Spare Change

San Diego, CA. What is your spare change doing to change the world? With the formal launch of the official Coin Up mobile donation app – it is easier than ever to donate your “virtual spare change” and make a real difference in the world. The new app has been designed to help people virtually round up their transactions from […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 20, 2016

Secretary-General Visits Resettlement Area in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited a resettlement area in Palai Veemankamam South Village, in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka, where he toured a shelter run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); and latrines and well renovations administered by the UN Children Fund (UNICEF). He also held a […]

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A Day in the Life of a Bomb Disposal (EOD) Specialist

Bollywood Icons Ajay Devgn & Kajol Promote “Shivaay” in Four U.S. Cities

Photo of the Day – Sept. 19, 2016

Two Military Veterans to Get Life-Changing Gift from Paws of War

UNICEF Alerta de Aumentos de Niños Detenidos en la Frontera sur de USA

Guardians of Rescue Seek Help for Animals from Louisiana Flooding