Creating Cultures of Entrepreneurship in Communities Around the World

By Sarah Green on September 10, 2012

There are many definitions of entrepreneurship:

– Something done to create value in a society
– Enterprising to make a lot of money
– Creating something new or building an organization to create something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty
– The big one today: job creation

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In Case You Missed It

By Jenni Lee on September 7, 2012

Welcome to the first September edition of In Case You Missed It. Between the start of the school year, the return of football and getting through the daily to-do list, it can be a busy time of year. Here’s a quick rundown of news you may have missed.

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The Missing Link: Addressing the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescent Girls in Liberia

By Aisha Cooper Bruce on September 5, 2012

In my home country of Liberia, the social and cultural impact on adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health is devastating. Girls face many issues when it comes to their sexual reproductive health and rights, including social isolation, lack of education, traditional practices, economic disparities, violence and issues of confidentiality and stigmatization.

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Solar Provides Energy Access in Uganda and Kenya

By Kim Saylors-Laster on September 4, 2012

Kim Saylor, Vice President for Walmart Energy, recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya to see solar power in action improving the lives of those who have lived for too long without access to modern energy services. In the piece below, she describes her experience seeing families – and in particular children – benefiting from the educational, health and safety improvements that these lights offer to families in developing countries, and how businesses and non-profits are working together to provide these solutions to the families who need them the most.

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The 23 Cutest Kids You’ve Ever Seen

By Jaclyn Schiff on September 4, 2012

Something you might know: The UN and partner organizations work to ensure the health and wellbeing of millions of children around the world.
Something else you might not know: These toddlers and children are really, really cute!

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What’s Your Superpower?

By Chrysula Winegar on September 2, 2012

Do you ever get overwhelmed and exhausted by the world’s big problems? I’ve always been interested in our earth and her many peoples. I am fascinated by our global challenges, politics, history and socio-economics. However, I’m not a world affairs expert and sometimes I’m left thinking, “What’s the point?”

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In Case You Missed It

By Jenni Lee on August 31, 2012

If you’re like me, you’re trying to enjoy every last minute of summer. That’s why we’re bringing you In Case You Missed It – a quick recap of recent news on the United Nations Foundation and the issues we care about.

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Back to School: A New Way to Learn about mHealth

By Sarah Struble on August 30, 2012

Are you new to mHealth and want to learn more? Or are you well-established in the field and want to bounce ideas off of a cross-section of the community? If so, check out the mHealth Alliance’s new online course, which we have developed with TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change.

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WE. DID. IT. ~ Bustin’ It Out for #Blogust: Shot@Life’s Blog Relay for Good

By Stacey Ferguson on August 29, 2012

In this, my wildest edition of Wildcard Wednesdays to date, I do, indeed, have something WILD to share.

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of and joined in the #Blogust campaign created by Shot@Life. Throughout the month of August, the blogosphere has come together around Shot@Life, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation to provide life-saving vaccines to children where they are most needed…

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An Insider’s Look into Social Good Summit 2012

By Kaitlin Thurman Barry on August 28, 2012

Since 2010, I have had the privilege of helping organize the Social Good Summit, meeting amazing speakers from all around the world, and working with our incredible partners to make UN Week accessible to everyone.

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