The United Nations Foundation’s work supporting UN causes includes a broad range of issues, from global development to humanitarian aid. And as a communicator, I’m constantly reading stories on these topics from a wide range of sources: newspapers, social media, online news sources, and more.
Here are four stories that caught my eye, and I want to share:
- “The refugee crisis: 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask,” by Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, Vox: This important story explains the many aspects of today’s global refugee crisis. It’s a complicated crisis, and we all need to be learning – and trying to find solutions – together.
- “A Partnership to End Malaria in the Mekong,” by Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the Huffington Post: Dr. Dybul discusses the fight against malaria in South East Asia and the $100 million U.S. grant to tackle increasing resistance to medication, particularly in farming communities.
- “Pope Francis isn’t the only religious leader to give a surprising boost to contraception,” by Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times: UN Foundation press fellow Noam Levey highlights the role some faith leaders are playing in promoting family planning and contraception for the health of families.
- “Want to Improve Education for Poor Kids Around the World? Here’s the Way,” by Alanna Shaikh, UN Dispatch: Shaikh defines “output based aid,” which an increasing number of countries and institutions – including Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and the World Bank – are testing out. Finding new ideas for development will be essential to global progress.