Happy New Year from the UN Foundation! As 2014 gets underway, we’re sharing a few news highlights that came out over the holidays. Check out the stories we’re following, and let us know what you’re reading by tweeting us at @unfoundation using the hashtag #globalreads.

  • “How Nigeria is helping stop polio for good,” by Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Huffington Post: Frieden discusses the steps Nigeria – one of the three remaining countries where the transmission of polio has never been stopped – is taking to eradicate the crippling disease.

What interesting stories have you read recently? Let us know on Twitter using hashtag #globalreads.