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Saying NO to Violence Against Women

At least one out of three women globally has been beaten or abused in her lifetime. To end violence against women and girls on a global scale,...

The Galapagos Islands Swap Diesel for Wind Power

The Galápagos Islands are home to a dizzying array of plants and animal life, but its fragile ecosystems are vulnerable to ocean oil...

Building a Framework for a New Global Climate Agreement

The time for action is now. Addressing climate change is one of humanity’s greatest and most pressing challenges – and one that...

Time to tackle one of the world's deadliest killers: Cookstove smoke

Today, nearly half the world’s population - close to 3 billion people – will eat meals cooked over fires that use charcoal, wood, or...

Urging U.S. Re-Entry into UNESCO in 2003

During the cold war era, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) became a cultural battleground in the...

Virus Hunters: Stopping Polio in Kenya

Until 2007, it had been nearly 20 years since a case of polio was seen in Kenya. But when refugees fleeing political unrest in neighboring...

First comes school, then comes marriage

Amhara’s child marriage rates are among the world’s highest. An innovative program in Ethiopia — funded by the UN Foundation...

UN Peacekeeping is a Success in Liberia

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has more than 100,000 troops and personnel deployed to 18 global peace missions,...

Building a constituency of 50,000 UN activists

To increase the impact of advocacy on the Hill, the Better World Campaign strives to build a strong and active constituency for the UN. Our...

Coalition for Adolescent Girls

The first step to ending generations of poverty is investing in adolescent girls.