How One Woman Changed Human Rights History

By MJ Altman on December 10, 2018

Exactly 70 years ago — on December 10, 1948, just after midnight — the United Nations General Assembly saw its first standing ovation for a …

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Broadway’s Hit Show The Prom Urges Activists and Diplomats to Continue Acting for LGBTI Equality

By Ryan Kaminski on December 7, 2018

Attending a high school prom is a rite of passage, and missing out on it is never forgotten. As we …

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Americans in the UN: From War Journalist to Peacekeeper

By Erika Briceno Howard on December 7, 2018

As part of our “Americans in the UN” project to share the stories of Americans who work for the United …

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Believer in Multilateralism, Pursuer of Peace, and Genuinely Nice Guy: A Speechwriter for George H.W. Bush Reflects on His Legacy

By Reid Detchon on December 6, 2018

I was privileged to be George H.W. Bush’s chief speechwriter in his last year as Vice President, as he was …

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Together for the Triple Billion: A New Era of Partnership Between WHO and Civil Society

By Kate Dodson on December 6, 2018

In 2015, all governments stood together as they approved the Sustainable Development Goals and made a commitment to achieve health …

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70 Years of Impact: Insights on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Chandler Green on December 5, 2018

On December 10, the most translated document in the world – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – turns …

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Key Opportunities for Climate Leadership at the UN Climate Change Conference

By Pete Ogden and Ryan Hobert on December 4, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, happening now, is the most anticipated and consequential …

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Global Partnership Needed to Fight AIDS

By Elizabeth Ivanovich on November 30, 2018

Thirty years after the World Health Organization (WHO) created World AIDS Day, HIV/AIDS is no longer a fatal disease for …

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Deadly, but Preventable: 3 Key Facts on the Fight Against Measles

By Jenni Lee on November 30, 2018

No child should die from a disease that we know how to prevent – yet an alarming new report from the World …

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4 Reports to Save the World

By Reid Detchon on November 29, 2018

Against a background of hurricanes and wildfires pummeling coastlines and destroying homes, four new reports aim to define how future …

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