(S)heroes of the UN

By Jenni Lee on March 8, 2019

They defend the vulnerable and fight for human rights. They command forces and build coalitions for peace. And they take …

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A Former SDG Negotiator Tells Us Why Peace is Essential to Development

By Chandler Green and Elizabeth Cousens on February 28, 2019

Peace seems to be a missing piece of many SDG conversations, but the lack of peace is showing up in …

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Q&A with Dr. Peter Hotez: A Vaccine Scientist and the Father of an Autistic Daughter Speaks Out

By MJ Altman on February 27, 2019

Dr. Peter Hotez brings a unique perspective to his work. As a world-renowned vaccine scientist, he has spent his career …

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Protectors of Progress: Eva Goes to Washington

By Chandler Green and MJ Altman on February 21, 2019

16-year-old Eva Jones didn’t consider herself an “advocate.” But this high school student and self-proclaimed “huge nerd,” from Hood River, …

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An Update on Syria and How You Can Help

By Serena Jiwani on February 14, 2019

Children and families in Syria need our help. According to UNICEF, more than 30 children have been killed in the …

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An Unexpected U.N. Love Story

By MJ Altman on February 12, 2019

Laith Yousif wouldn’t call himself a romantic. His wife Dina wouldn’t either. The Brooklyn couple never expected to get married …

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Milestone in UN Peacekeeping: Women Take the Lead in Cyprus

By Chandrima Das and Kelli Meyer on February 7, 2019

Earlier this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced an important milestone: for the first time in UN history, a …

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Firsthand Perspective: My Connection to Clean Cooking

By Maria Jolly on January 31, 2019

I could never have imagined as a child growing up in rural India that the meals my grandparents cooked for …

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Stepping Up the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

By Elizabeth Ivanovich on January 30, 2019

Bill Gates says it’s one of the best investments he’s ever made. It’s helped save millions of lives and turn …

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Protectors of Progress: A New Series on Real People Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

By Chandler Green and MJ Altman on January 29, 2019

If you’re looking for a dose of motivation, look no further. We’re launching a series about action. 2019 will be …

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