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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...

Coalition for Adolescent Girls

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

Repaying $1 billion in UN Debt in 1999

Prior to 1999, the U.S. had amassed a staggering level of debt to the UN. The Better World Campaign was founded to help pay off more than $1...

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...

Building Clean Energy Businesses in Africa

The Africa Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) provides training and seed money for small businesses in rural Africa to use clean energy...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...