#GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 3, is a chance to talk with our families about the true spirit of the holidays. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day kicks off the “giving season” and invites people to take a moment to support the causes they care about.
The U.S. made history yesterday – but not in a way that’ll make you proud.
For the first time ever, we lost our vote in a United Nations organization for failing to pay our dues. And the agency we just walked away from is none other than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose programs are clearly and directly in the interests of Americans.
The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence.
Every day, in every part of the world, the UN is working to solve pressing challenges and improve lives. By supporting the UN, each of us can help strengthen its work and build a more peaceful, just world.
Today marks World Food Day – a day established by the United Nations to focus the world’s attention on hunger and food security. To get up to speed on where we are in the fight against hunger and how we can increase progress, the UN Foundation recently spoke to Zak Bleicher, a Partnership Officer in the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development.
With 808 days until the target date to achieve the MDGs – eight goals embraced by governments and the UN in 2000 to reduce poverty, hunger, gender inequality, preventable deaths, and environmental degradation by 2015 – it’s a question at the top of many minds.
Athletes, celebrities, and comic book characters are often hailed as heroes. But every day, individuals who are taking on global problems fly under the radar. Here are two of them: Dr. Laura Stachel of WE CARE Solar and Nancy Hughes of StoveTeam International.