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U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization, and neglect. “The voices of older people and those who look after them need to be heard in a meaningful way,” said Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the U.N. Independent Expert on the [...]

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MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Children play in the debris in Shejaaia, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in northern Gaza.  MSF surgical teams continue to work alongside staff from the Palestinian Ministry of Health at Al Shifa, as they have been doing since the Israeli army launched  Operation Protective Edge on July 8. Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/. Photo by [...]

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Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” said Mr. Ban. “I [...]

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U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed to Combat Ebola Outbreak

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially.” “This is not just a health crisis; it has grave humanitarian, economic and social [...]

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Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

New York, N.Y.  Remembering all those who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and, later, Nagasaki, some 69 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the atrocious memories of that tragedy must inspire new generations to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. “This solemn commemoration connects memories of a tragic past with [...]

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Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding

Smithtown, N.Y.  Neighbor wars begin when good intentions go bad. One of the hardest situations is that of an animal hoarder.  Guardians of Rescue are no strangers to this often-silent epidemic. According to the Animal Planet, approximately 250,000 cases of animal hoarding are reported annually; unfortunately, many cases remain unreported, leaving animals to suffer in cramped [...]

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Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.   Tweet

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Washington, D.C.  This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House. The President told the recipients that their “accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country.” This year’s recipients consisted of a diverse array of individuals and groups who [...]

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Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Washington, D.C.  With six weeks of steady reporting about the influx of Central American children and families crossing the U.S. border and no quick solutions being presented for what will happen to them, many people are asking their churches and dioceses what they can do to help. Unlike what would happen if a natural disaster [...]

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Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

New York, N.Y.   Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [...]

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Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore

Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”