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The Most Meaningful Gift For Your Child

By Aaron Sherinian on November 27, 2013

#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.

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We made history – but not in a good way

By Peter Yeo on November 8, 2013

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.

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Guess what they’re saying about the UN

By Jenni Lee on October 25, 2013

Yesterday marked the 68th anniversary of the United Nations, and people were talking. Around the globe, citizens raised their voices in support of the UN’s incredible work to promote globe peace and progress.

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Reducing Hunger and Poverty in Today’s World

By Jenni Lee on October 16, 2013

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.

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One Action for the Millennium Development Goals

By Jenni Lee on October 14, 2013

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.

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Meet Two Heroes Whose Work You Should Know About

By Caleb Tiller on October 9, 2013

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.

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What We’re Reading

By Aaron Sherinian on October 8, 2013

As world leaders gathered in New York late last month for the United Nations General Assembly, top journalists gathered in the city for the UN Foundation’s 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship.

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