September 19, 2016

“Rebuilding cities after years of conflict includes building adequate sport spaces.”Dana Podmolikova

Sports related headlines have plastered almost every front page this summer, from the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to the 2016 Rio Olympics to last night's closing ceremony for the Paralymp...

August 26, 2016

Women’s suffrage first began in Germany in 1707 by the efforts of Dorothea von Velen who managed to overturn the couverture that stated all women’s legal rights and obligations were subsumed by her husband. Several years later, women’s suffrage officially began when Sweden became the first to trailblaze partial suf...

August 19, 2016

The United Nations recognizes August 19 as World Humanitarian Day to commemorate those who gave their lives helping others during the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. World Humanitarian Day calls for global solidarity with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian...

August 12, 2016

According to the United Nations, there are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 -- the largest youth population to date.  It is more important now than ever before to prioritize young people at the forefront of creating a more sustainable world for social, economic, and environmental justice...

July 28, 2016

On July 18th, the United Nations Headquarters held an informal meeting to discuss the alarming rise in refugees and migrants worldwide. One out of every 113 persons in the world is a refugee, and according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), approximately 65.3 million people are forcibly displaced; of this incredibly...

July 15, 2016

In the fall of 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared every July 15 as World Youth Skills Day to scale up action in support of reducing youth unemployment. In 2009, youth unemployment hit a crisis peak at 76.6 million, spurring global concern for the futures of young people.The high number of unemployed...

July 12, 2016

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Born in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on July 12, 1997, Malala lived in a popular tourist spot until the Taliban tried to take control. She attended the school her father founded and when she was just 11 years old, after the Taliban began attacking...

July 6, 2016

On June 12, a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. U.S. news platforms updated headlines by the minute, and spectators turned to the Internet to voice their heartbreak in attempts to process the realities of mass losses of life and to offer condolences to t...

June 28, 2016

"On this International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development,” states UN Secretary-...

June 2, 2016

“We need you to help us find the best way to tell the stories, I’m asking you all to use your creativity and innovation to help us transform a complex agenda into a workable story.”

CANNES, France — United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon opened up the afternoon on Friday to a full auditorium, at the Cannes Li...

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