“When I was aware of my rights, I realized that I didn’t have to accept the violence anymore,” Hilda, one of the participants of Abriendo Opportunidads in Totopicatan shared with me. Abriendo Opportunidads, which means “Opening Opportunities,” is a program run by UNFPA and supported by Girl Up. READ MORE
Recently, some of America’s top entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations Foundation to learn more about what we do and to help us inject innovation into our work helping the U.N. solve the world’s biggest problems like disease, poverty, climate change and gender discrimination. READ MORE
The international development community came together in a big way on Friday to support the United Nations and to mark the 1,000-day milestone leading to the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals embraced by governments and the UN to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. READ MORE
This past week I traveled with UNICEF to Uganda and Burundi to experience a different model of development aid—one that includes creating the Uganda and Burundi versions of Steve Jobs’ garage: UNICEF Innovation Labs. READ MORE
Today the world is 1,000 days out from the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals embraced by governments and the UN to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including poverty, hunger, access to education, and child and maternal deaths.