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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the [...]

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Fight Against Child Labor Moving, But Slower than Needed

Geneva, Switzerland.  A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Marking progress against child labour, says that the global number of child laborers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. But even the latest improved rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst [...]

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U.N.: Thousands of Children Fleeing Syria Alone, Vulnerable to Abuse

New York, N.Y. Over 4,000 Syrian children have fled the nation without any adult supervision, a United Nations agency said, stressing that children are extremely vulnerable to abuse and exploitation when they do not have a chaperone. The U.N.’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that aid workers have identified and registered 4,150 Syrian child refugees. [...]

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Aya – One Child, One of One Million Syrian Refugee Children

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Her smile is contagious. She’s energetic, she’s playful and she’s talented. Eight-year-old Aya hasn’t been to school in two years, and she is eager to learn. Every day, she takes lessons in reading and writing from her older sister Essaf in the makeshift tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley – a valley crowded by [...]

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NYC Birthday Bash Supports Orphans International Worldwide

New York, N.Y.  The trendy new Asymmetrik Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC was the venue for Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce’s recent birthday celebration that raised funds for orphaned children – and the new duet of Joey Vaughan and Jeane Reveendran performed.  Jeane is the newest Global Adviser to the J. Luce Foundation ( [...]

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Notnim Tikva: Giving Hope to Kids with Cancer in Israel – Photo Essay

New York, N.Y.  I first met the dynamic Sara Kremer at an event for her organization Notnim Tikva (“Giving Hope”) along with the Israel Counsel General in New York, H.E. Ido Aharoni.  I was impressed enough to want to meet her again a few months later when her organization hosted a benefit sponsored by the [...]

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Photo of the Day: Barack Obama Briefs the Junior Press

Washington, D.C.  Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, briefs the junior press in the White House.  The J. Luce Foundation supports young global leadership.  Photo courtesy of the White House. The Stewardship Report welcome your submissions for Photo of the Day!  Please e-mail us at or tweet us @TheStewardship your suggestions. We look [...]

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UNICEF: Children Makers & Markers of Healthy, Sustainable Societies

NEW YORK, N.Y.  UNICEF released a new position paper, Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy and well-educated Children, which highlights key factors for achieving a world fit for children—well into the future. “Children and young people are the makers of a future sustainable world and measures of their progress will also be the markers [...]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition in New York

No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger