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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...

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...

Haiti Earthquake Response

Video: Creator of the Measles Vaccine Describes Impact

Dr. Samuel Katz and his team developed the measles vaccine now used globally. He recounts his experiences battling a disease that affected...

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...

Securing another $1 billion for UN Peace & Security missions

The path to positive relations between the United States and the UN has not always been a smooth one, and U.S. debt keeps growing, in part from...

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...

Keeping the U.S. Engaged with UN Reform

At the 60th anniversary of the UN in September 2005, world leaders examined ways to strengthen the organization and update key functions to...

America's New Energy Future: Ambitious and Achievable

America will get 25% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biofuels. Sound like a pipe dream? We've got members of...

Solar EmPowerment

7 out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. Clean energy sources such as solar home systems are too expensive for...

 
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