Why We Need More Girls and Women in Sports

By Sarah Alaoui on March 30, 2021

For female athletes, the strength and exhilaration that they experience on a soccer field or a running track can also …

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Health Workers: The First Line of Defense Against Malaria in Uganda

By Rachel Bridges on March 30, 2021

Alice Mazakpe is a community health worker in Uganda. As part of the Village Health Team, she travels to rural …

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A Virus that Respects No Borders: Protecting Refugees and Migrants during COVID-19

By Sarah Alaoui on March 25, 2021

With more people forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, instability, and natural disaster, the World Health …

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Urgent Action Needed to Stem the Growing Tide of Tuberculosis

By Dana McLaughlin on March 23, 2021

Tuberculosis is poised for a deadly global surge, as progress slips due to pandemic-induced disruptions. Urgent action and investment are …

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Women are Being Pushed out of the Workforce. The Private Sector Must Do More to Address This Crisis.

By Michelle Milford Morse on March 18, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare and exacerbated gender inequalities that permeate the workplace, leading to women leaving the workforce …

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Equal Everywhere Means Putting Women Front and Center

By Sueann Tannis on March 5, 2021

The pandemic has become a clear call for strong, compassionate female leadership that is essential not only to ensure girls …

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Inside the Mammoth Undertaking of Global Vaccine Distribution

By Sarah Alaoui on February 25, 2021

The World Health Organization is at the center of the largest simultaneous global vaccine drive in history, where speed and …

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Six Ways that Meeting the Goals of the Paris Agreement will Drive Economic Growth

By Evelin Toth and Fatimah Alyas on February 18, 2021

As the United States rejoins the Paris Agreement, the imperatives of combating climate change and achieving the Agreement’s goals have …

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A Stitch in Time Saves Lives in Lebanon

By Sarah Alaoui on February 18, 2021

With the support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the UN Refugee Agency in Lebanon is training refugees to sew …

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Championing Equality at Home and Overseas: African Americans Leading at the UN

By Sarah Alaoui on February 16, 2021

Since the United Nations’ founding in 1945, African Americans have played prominent roles in forging the organization’s mission and work …

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