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On the Emergence of New, Young, Global and Ethnic Leadership

By Ramin Herath, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Through my personal experience, young leadership is extremely crucial in fighting the many issues we still face as a global community today. For example,the education gap between developed countries and developing countries is staggering, especially when viewed from the gender perspective. Long Island, N.Y. In basically […]

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Let’s Talk About Menstrual Hygiene: “No More Limits”

New York, N.Y. On any given day more than 800 million women and girls are menstruating, yet menstrual health and hygiene is a neglected health and development issue. Stigma, taboos, and ignorance around periods harm women and girls every day. In many parts of the world, women and girls are considered dirty or impure during […]

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Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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

New York, N.Y. If all of the ten-year-old girls living in developing countries that currently drop out of or do not attend school were to complete their secondary education, it would lead to an additional $21 billion per year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed today in its annual State of the World Population Report. […]

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Rural Women’s Empowerment Critical to Sustainable Development

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core.” Thoeun harvests corn from her farm in Kampong Cham, […]

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UNICEF’s Mobile Health Campaign for Children and Women in Yemen

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that, along with its partners, the agency has completed a drive reaching more than 600,000 children under five years old and some 180,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in conflict-torn Yemen with critical health and nutrition services. In Yemen, a nation-wide mobile campaign 24-29 September 2016, […]

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U.N. Women Announces Anne Hathaway As Goodwill Ambassador

New York, NY– The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today announced the appointment of Academy Award-winning American actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador.    Actress Anne Hathaway, newly-appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Los Angeles, California (March 2010). UN Photo/Mark Garten. A long-standing supporter of women’s and […]

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