In Case You Missed It

August 31, 2012 BY Jenni Lee


If you’re like me, you’re trying to enjoy every last minute of summer.  That’s why we’re bringing you In Case You Missed It – a quick recap of recent news on the United Nations Foundation and the issues we care about.

  • The Secretary-General’s Story of Public Service: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes about his first trip to the United States and what inspired his life of public service.
  •  Representing U.S. Youth at the UN: The United Nations Association of the USA is teaming up with the U.S. Department of State to send a young person to the United Nations to make the youth voice heard on the international stage.  Learn more here
  •  UN Women Leaders Making a Mark:  This week, Forbes released its World’s Most Powerful Women. The impressive list includes, Helen Clark, head of the UN Development Programme; Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization; and Etharin Cousin, head of the World Food Programme.
  • Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: AFP highlights the work of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to improve health and save lives through clean cooking solutions.
  • Saving Children Around the World: A UNICEF official talks to The Guardian about the opportunity the world has to significantly reduce child mortality.
  • Important Progress in the Fight against Guinea Worm: According to the World Health Organization, the world is on the cusp of eradicating Guinea worm disease.  Read the story here.

What else is happening?  Let us know what you’re reading!


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