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Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola

New York, N.Y.  Handwashing with soap is one of the most cost-effective methods to stop the spread of viral diseases such as diarrhoea – the second biggest killer of children under 5. It also plays an important role in the fight against #Ebola. On #GlobalHandwashingDay - and every day – the power is in your hands!http://uni.cf/1vvhkOS Tweet

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Yale Young Global Scholars Program: 2015 Applications Available

New Haven, CT.  When asked to describe her time participating in last summer’s Yale Young Global Scholars program (YYGS), high school junior Makiko Miyazaki chooses the word inspiring. “I learned so much from my peers and the faculty; they truly motivated me to take an active stance on issues I am passionate about,” she says. [...]

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U.N. Marks World Day Against Death Penalty: End ‘Cruel Practice’

New York, N.Y.  The continuing application of the death penalty is a “cruel practice” that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Member States to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights” and impose moratoriums on executions. In a video message issued to an event that took place yesterday at the U.N. Office in Geneva [...]

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On World Teachers’ Day, U.N. Agencies Urge Investing in Educators

New York, N.Y.  Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies today said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day. Photo: UNESCO. “An education system is only as good as its teachers,” the agency chiefs [...]

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U.N.: 3,700 Children Orphaned by Ebola, Lives Shattered

New York, N.Y.  Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, as a fortified UN mission arrived in the region to confront and contain the growing crisis. “Thousands [...]

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U.N.: Not One Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

New York, N.Y.  There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. Palestinian children weep at the [...]

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Stop “Primitive” Practice: U.N. Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

New York, N.Y.  The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective States. “We are seeing substantial progress [...]

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Ban Says World Must Press Ahead on Equal Rights for LGBT Community

New York, N.Y.  Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida. In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, [...]

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Umbrella Revolution: Pro-Democracy Protests Continue in Hong Kong

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Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola

Yale Young Global Scholars Program: 2015 Applications Available

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