United Nations

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The gavel passes quickly for U.N. Security Council presidents

No one can run for president of the United Nations Security Council. The job simply rotates each month among the 15 nations.
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Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
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What does it mean to be free from want or fear?

Before the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared four universal freedoms. Are they relevant today?
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What are YOU doing to stop gender-based violence? [video]

Gender-based violence victimizes one out of three women worldwide. A new initiative challenges everyone to take action to end this worldwide scourge.
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One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what...

One in three women is a victim of violence or abuse. Support 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and reverse the trend.
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Can Wonder Woman knock out goal Number 5?

The United Nations has named Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Actress Lynda Carter says education is key.
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Youth & the Global Agenda Webchat

Want to participate in global issues but don't know where to start? U.N. Youth Observer Nicol Perez is taking your questions on September 27 at 15:00 UTC.
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Japan joins Power Africa, with a focus on geothermal technology

Japan has joined Power Africa, an initiative President Obama announced in 2013, and will work with African governments to develop geothermal power.
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At summit on refugees, world leaders will pledge to do more

President Obama will co-host a Leaders' Summit on Refugees in New York aiming to help the tens of millions driven from their homes worldwide.