April 18, 2017

Each year, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd as a reminder of our collective responsibility in protecting the Earth and all the life it supports. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness around the challenges we face regarding the well-being of the planet, with an upraising focus on the...

April 13, 2017

April 12 was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as International Day of Human Space Flight to “celebrate the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of thei...

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...

In 2015, the era of the Millennial Development Goals (MDGs) came to an end. While the eight aspirational goals set forth sixteen years ago brought tremendous, impactful changes throughout the world, we must now set our sights forward to 2030 and come together to build a world that is both sustainable and equitable....

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...

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