Global Competency 101

By Patrick Madden on May 4, 2012

Students these days are great at memorizing dates, timelines, chemistry tables, and grammar. Both the students and our education system have become quite efficient at taking (or administering) tests well. The problem with this examination priority is simple: what we don’t need is a generation of test-takers. The world needs problem solvers.

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American Voters Say YES to a strong U.S. – UN Relationship

By Peter Yeo on May 3, 2012

One of the key pillars of our organization has always been championing a strong relationship between the United States and the United Nations. The United Nations Foundation and Better World Campaign believe strongly that the UN is beneficial to U.S. foreign policy and international security.

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Freedom of the Press: Fueling a Free Society

By Peter Yeo on May 3, 2012

Before finishing my breakfast this morning, I had read through the A section of the Washington Post, checked three cable news and network morning shows for major headlines, and read stories on six different news sites recommended by colleagues and friends via email and social media. By the time I go to bed tonight, I cannot tell you how many news sources I will have consumed.

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Will you join Girl Up and say I DO stand against child marriage?

By Gina Reiss-Wilchins on April 30, 2012

I know a girl named Kidan from Ethiopia. Like so many girls around the world, she has dreams and aspirations. She wants to be a doctor one day. But Kidan is at a crossroads; there is a key obstacle standing in her way. Do you know what that is? Watch her story to find out!

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Giving Every Child A Shot At Life

By Elizabeth Gore on April 26, 2012

At age 34, shortly after reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, l decided that I’d had enough excitement and was ready to start a family. Eight months ago, my little girl was born. Little did I know she would be my greatest adventure.

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Join Me in Giving Children a Shot@Life

By Ted Turner on April 26, 2012

Mother’s Day should be a happy time. But for a mother whose child died from pneumonia, this Mother’s Day will be a tragic reminder of everything she’s lost. With a simple vaccine, this all-too-common tragedy can be prevented…for millions of mothers and their children. But we need your help to make a difference.

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A Shaq Attack on Malaria

By Chrysula Winegar on April 25, 2012

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has joined forces with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon to call us to attention this World Malaria Day. Why? Because Malaria still kills a child every minute. Every minute of every day.

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World Malaria Day

By Richard Branson on April 25, 2012

I’m on my way to Washington for an event on impact investing with Hillary Clinton and have been looking at a note about today also being World Malaria Day.

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Ban, Wirth headline CGD event on U.S. leadership and Sustainable Energy for All in lead up to Rio

By Sean Bartlett on April 24, 2012

Last Friday, the Center for Global Development hosted a robust and informative discussion on U.S. leadership in the context of Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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History of Earth Day

By John Maleri on April 23, 2012

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

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