In my home country of Liberia, the social and cultural impact on adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health is devastating. Girls face many issues when it comes to their sexual reproductive health and rights, including social isolation, lack of education, traditional practices, economic disparities, violence and issues of confidentiality and stigmatization. READ MORE
Kim Saylor, Vice President for Walmart Energy, recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya to see solar power in action improving the lives of those who have lived for too long without access to modern energy services. In the piece below, she describes her experience seeing families – and in particular children - benefiting from the educational, health and safety improvements that these lights offer to families in developing countries, and how businesses and non-profits are working together to provide these solutions to the families who need them the most. READ MORE
Do you ever get overwhelmed and exhausted by the world’s big problems? I’ve always been interested in our earth and her many peoples. I am fascinated by our global challenges, politics, history and socio-economics. However, I’m not a world affairs expert and sometimes I’m left thinking, “What’s the point?” READ MORE
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.