Digitally Connected Students, Engaged Community

By Mariam Khan on October 4, 2012

With the Social Good Summit in full swing last week I was in awe of all the people that made their way through the registration table. I was even more surprised to hear many of those same registrants ask for me by name.

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Falling for Change

By Darley Tom on October 4, 2012

Fall, my favorite season, is officially here (at least in my hometown of D.C.). I love the crispness in the air, the colorful leaves, and cozy sweaters. Most of all, I love the feeling of “change” everywhere. This fall, the United Nations Foundation is embracing the season of change with three exciting initiatives to give everyone, everywhere the chance to make a difference in their community and around the world.

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Meeting the Challenge to Save the Lives of Women and Children

By Kathy Calvin on October 4, 2012

While a lot of important news has been coming out of the United Nations General Assembly lately, there is one story that may not make the front pages, but should be at the front of our minds: the health of women and children around the world.

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What Did U.S. Leaders Say at the UN?

By Peter Yeo on October 3, 2012

As the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly commenced last week, news outlets widely covered the impassioned speeches of world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama. But have you heard what other U.S. officials were talking about in New York during UNGA? Here are a few highlights.

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Ready to Serve

By Patrick Madden on September 28, 2012

As recent events unfolded in the Middle East and across the globe, it gave me pause to think about the thousands of citizens who serve our country in the Foreign Service at home and abroad. These individuals play a vital role in the diplomacy efforts of the United States, yet their contributions go largely unnoticed and unrecognized…unless something extraordinary, or in this month’s instance tragic, happens.

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Water Matters

By Brooke Loughrin on September 27, 2012

“Personally I had to fetch water every morning before going to school… There are girls that live in rural areas where there is no water at all and they have to walk…perhaps the whole day looking for water…This one issue keeps them out of school.” – Maame Yankah at the Social Good Summit

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Overheard and Understood at Social Good Summit Day 2

By Aaron Sherinian on September 24, 2012

Sometimes you don’t have to eavesdrop to hear what’s going on in conversations around you. In fact, sometimes you are invited in. This took place both online and offline today during Social Good Summit Day 2, and I am grateful I got the chance to hear, and engage, in some great exchanges.

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Announcing the Global Good Challenge: Donate your voice. Win cool prizes. Build a better world.

By Erin Dunne on September 24, 2012

Mobile phones, social media and other technologies are changing the way humans connect to each other; they’re also changing how we support one another. Today, the United Nations Foundation is launching the Global Good Challenge – an innovative digital initiative that asks people to “donate their voices” by taking action and engaging their online networks to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, from malaria to child marriage to child mortality.

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Big Opportunities for Big Ideas

By Aaron Sherinian on September 23, 2012

Yesterday’s kick-off of the Social Good Summit was a buffet of great ideas and inspiration. The people on the stage were incredible, but what happened inside and outside the room made it remarkable. A friend of mine remarked, “This place is like a power-list of people who believe in progress.” Agreed.

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Ending Poverty through Empowerment

By Patrick Madden on September 23, 2012

UNA-USA Hosts Nationwide Conference Call with
UN Foundation Board Member and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

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