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Caring for Planet is ‘Moral Issue,’ U.N. Head Says in Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Bolivia at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life, said that the subject of the conference was both “important and timely. Secretary-General addresses the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Defense of Life. Cochabamba, Bolivia. U.N. Photo/Eskinder Debebe. […]

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Soccer Unites President of Bolivia on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y.  President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Wearing dark blue, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) colour, and orange, the UNiTE campaign colour, more than 20 top […]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the […]

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Fútbol une a Presidente de Bolivia, diplomáticos y altos funcionarios de la ONU para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer

Nueva York,, N.Y.  El Presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, altos funcionarios y embajadores ante las Naciones Unidas hicieron hoy una pausa durante la Asamblea General para jugar un partido de fútbol con el fin de apoyar la campaña del Secretario General ÚNETE para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer. Con camisetas azul oscuro, el color del Programa […]

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Orphaned Starfish Foundation – Saving Orphans+ One Child at a Time

By Noriella Santos, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  “I want to be a lawyer.  I want to give a voice to my brothers and sisters here at the orphanage who have no voice.  I love them all.”  Said an abandoned girl living in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic told the team from the […]

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El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

New York, N.Y.  Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit there after dark.  It was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely […]

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Chatting with UNICEF’s Director Ann Veneman

New York, N.Y.  I met UNICEF‘s executive director Ann M. Veneman recently at Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation luncheon at the United Nations.  Ann spoke strongly and compassionately on the appalling conditions of children around the world – especially child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, which World Childhood Foundation attempts to counter.  Ann […]

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