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U.S. Adds 8 Countries to List of Worst Human Traffickers

STATE DEPARTMENT—Recruiters came to Angela’s town in Syria offering paid work in restaurants in Lebanon. She accepted to leave her war-torn country, but found herself subjected to sex trafficking along with dozens of other girls. They were locked in hotels and sometimes forced to see 20 clients each day. The traffickers also raped and tortured […]

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Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia Hand Security to National Forces

New York, N.Y. Liberian security forces today took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process. UN peacekeepers in Liberia. Photo: UNMIL/Staton Winter Secretary-General Ban […]

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U.N. Agencies Team Up To Protect Culture With Geo-Spatial Technology

New York, N.Y. Two United Nations agencies have signed an agreement to protect cultural and natural heritage sites by using the latest geo-spatial technologies, including a satellite imaging system. Destruction shown in April 2016 at the World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO The strategic partnership between the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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U.N. Chief Signs Condolence Book For Victims of Turkish Terrorism Attack

New York, N.Y. There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Paying his respects at the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations in New York, the Secretary-General extended his deepest […]

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Nobel Laureates Challenge Greenpeace Anti-GMO Campaign

Washington, D.C. More than 100 Nobel Prize winners are calling on Greenpeace and other environmental activist groups to cease their opposition to genetically modified foods, saying they pose no danger to health and can even be beneficial. Photo:International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)/Flickr. The Nobel laureates say Greenpeace and its allies “should re-examine the experience of […]

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Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with the J. Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City. All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted. Note that […]

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Stephen Burlingham, Artist with Purpose: Kids with Cancer

New York, N.Y. Cancer. The Big C. The word that terrifies a human being into their very core, at any age. What about our youth that has cancer? As horrible as it is to ever hear someone has cancer, it is made so much worse when that person is young. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend acknowledged […]

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Captivating Animal Sculptures Illustrate Tragedy of Ocean Pollution

Washington, D.C. A giant parrot fish greets visitors at the main entrance to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. A bit farther on are a tufted puffin seabird, a freedom starfish and more — all bright, beautiful and eye-catching sculptures. Parrot fish sculpture assembled with marine debris. Photo: Smithsonian’s National Zoo/Flickr. But if you take […]

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July 4th: Remember Those Veterans Who Battle Invisible Wounds

Nesconset, N.Y. For many, July 4th is a reminder that we are a free country and it is celebrated with fireworks. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the annual amount spent on those fireworks in the country is over $480 million. While many people are celebrating their freedom, they may not be aware […]

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Promising Vaccines Developed Against Zika Virus

Obama Designates NYC’s Stonewall Inn a Monument to Gay Rights

Rights Expert Praises Media to Shine Light on Homeless in San Francisco

NASA Juno Spacecraft, Nearing Jupiter, to Shed Light on Gas Giant

Ban Ki-moon Urges ‘Courageous Steps’ for Lasting Two-State Solution

Chinese Fans Renounce Lady Gaga for Meeting Dalai Lama