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U.N. Chief Urges Greater Attention to ‘Precarious’ Situation of Migrants

New York, N.Y.  Far too many migrants still live and work in precarious and unjust conditions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said yesterday in a message to mark International Migrants Day. “We call for the fulfilment and protection of the human rights of the world’s 232 million migrants,” said Mr. Ban. A scene at the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport [...]

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After CIA Torture Revelations, U.S. Must Recover Moral High Ground – U.N. Expert

Editor’s Note: I am pleased to have presented an Award of Acknowledgement to H.E. Juan E. Méndez on January 9, 2010 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago as part of the World Peace Gala for Friendship and Peace.  The Award read, “We are proud to acknowledge you for your distinguished work and dedicated serve as the Special [...]

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U.N. International Observance: “Every Day is Human Rights Day”

New York, N.Y.   The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared today as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date on which the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of [...]

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2014 ‘Devastating Year’ for Millions of Children Trapped by Conflict

New York, N.Y.  Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as 2014 has been “devastating” for some 15 million children caught up in violent conflicts around the world. “This has been a devastating year for millions of children,” said Anthony [...]

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Promoting Social Entrepreneur Ventures

New York, N.Y.  People often ask, “what is the difference between a social entrepreneur and a regular entrepreneur?”  The basic answer is what they do with their profit.  Traditional entrepreneurship is about providing goods or services and making a profit on the transactions.  A social entrepreneur uses part of their profit, such as the company [...]

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Children International Names 2014 Inspire Award™ Finalists

Children International Inspire Award™

Children International, a child-focused humanitarian organization, has named the finalists for the 2014 Inspire Award™. These finalists have each been selected as winners in their region in order to be considered for this honor. The unique Children International Inspire Award™ celebrates outstanding contributions of volunteers who live in and are a part of the impoverished [...]

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World AIDS Day: UNICEF Urges More Investment, Access to Treatment

New York, N.Y. An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global goal of reducing new infections in children by 90 per cent, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today ahead of World AIDS Day. Posha, living with [...]

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Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform thru Osborne

 By Jim Luce and Alana Galloway  New York, N.Y.  As a high school student and Luce Leader 2015, part of the J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership program, I have become very interested in the topics of teen suicide, child trafficking, and prison reform.  One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that [...]

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North Pole: Santa Swamped by Millions of Letters

U.N. Chief Urges Greater Attention to ‘Precarious’ Situation of Migrants

Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Historic Dalai Lama Broadcast Resonates on Chinese Social Media

After CIA Torture Revelations, U.S. Must Recover Moral High Ground – U.N. Expert

Spotlighting Racism, Stigma, U.N. Launches Ambitious Project