United Nations

Climate change is changing how we act

As part of the effort to fight global climate change, the White House has identified 16 U.S. cities cutting carbon pollution through everyday acts. Cities such as...

Most beauty queens say they want to fight for human rights....

Kimberley Motley didn't go outside the United States until 2008. That’s when she learned about a State Department program to train and mentor lawyers...

Your food’s dirty little secret

Soil is the foundation for life on Earth, but more often than not it gets treated like dirt. Ninety-five percent of our food comes from...

Here’s how the U.N. and Facebook empower the world’s largest minority

More than 1 billion people have some form of disability. The U.N.'s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) has always been a good time...
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Message to men: Standing up for women is your issue too

When “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations to promote the #HeForShe campaign, her message to men and boys was simple....

20 million enslaved: Here’s how you can help

Think slavery is a relic of the past? Think again. The International Labour Organization estimates that nearly 21 million people today are enslaved. That...
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Can a Beyoncé song change the world?

Can a song change the world? A group of Iraqis in Baghdad thinks so, and proves it with acts of kindness. On World Humanitarian Day...
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Don’t look away. Human trafficking is everywhere, but you can help

Slavery is not a relic of the distant past. Human trafficking today fuels the modern slave trade. Right now, at least 20 million people are...
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Even at 69, the United Nations identifies with the younger generation

The United Nations fills the calendar with days to observe everything from progress on human rights to jazz greats. But October 24 marks perhaps the...