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The Obama Administration has said it wants 25 percent of all of the country's energy needs to come from "clean" energy sources by 2025. This might mean an overhaul of our current electrical grid. Reid Detchon, Executive Director for Energy Climate of the United Nations Foundation, talks about what this might mean for the Energy Department.
Some 215 million women worldwide want to delay or avoid pregnancy, but don't have access to contraceptives and family planning. The women from the field in this video show us how important it is for the U.S. government, donors, and other countries to join forces to help the idea of a healthy woman, healthy baby, and healthy country, become a reality.
Oscar Caleman of UN World Food Programme reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the refugee crisis in the region. Caleman describes how WFP's ICT (Information Communications Technology) team is providing essential telecommunications tools to support humanitarian workers and help coordinate the delivery of vital aid.