Reproductive Rights Go Far Beyond Contraception

By Seema Jalan
October 17, 2018

When we talk about reproductive health and rights, we often talk about access to contraception. Indeed, access to and information …

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Why I’m a “STEMinist,” and You Should Be Too

By Michelle Milford Morse
October 11, 2018

Last week, Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 55 years. While her …

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Why the International Conference on Labour Statisticians is Key for Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Elizabeth Black
October 10, 2018

If you care about women’s economic empowerment, we recommend paying close attention to the 20thInternational Conference on Labor Statisticians (ICLS). …

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How The UN is Supporting the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

By MJ Altman
October 5, 2018

A Congolese doctor and a Yazidi survivor of ISIS captivity have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their …

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9 Stories of Progress from the UN General Assembly

By Chandler Green
October 5, 2018

With the world up against a growing list of problems without borders – from brutal conflicts to emerging health threats …

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Every LGBTI Public Servant Should be Free and Equal

By Elizabeth Cousens Ryan Kaminski
October 4, 2018

On October 1, the United States officially changed its visa policy to require diplomatic staff in same sex relationships to …

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Support UN Relief to Natural Disaster Victims in Indonesia

By Chandler Green
October 3, 2018

*Note from the Editor: this post was last updated October 5 The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian …

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Key Themes from This Year’s UN General Assembly

By Kaysie Brown
October 3, 2018

While President Trump’s “America First” message dominated headlines at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, a different message echoed across …

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A 101 on the UN Action for Peacekeeping Initiative

By Kathryn Kross
September 26, 2018

Of the many challenging operations the United Nations undertakes across the world, peacekeeping missions are arguably the most complex. They …

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Meet 10 Solution Makers Turning Local Action Into Global Ambition

By MJ Altman
September 25, 2018

More than 1,000 people from 134 countries applied to pitch their innovative ideas at the third-annual United Nations Solutions Summit, …

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