Tag Archives: Children

Foundation to Award Networking Star at Social Event

New York, N.Y.  A New York City business and philanthropic leader will receive the J. Luce Foundation’s Global Adviser Award on May 19 at a networking event for established professionals supporting children with cancer in the Steelcase offices on Columbus Circle. Sloane Marcus, Vice President, and Jeff Buffum, founder, at last fall’s Angel Compass Network […]

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U.N. Races to Deliver Aid as Powerful New Quake Hits Nepal

New York, N.Y.  A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The epicentre of the quake was […]

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UNICEF: ‘Swift, Courageous’ Action Needed on Illegal Migration

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and endangered innumerable children. Onboard an Italian ship, a Syrian father holds […]

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Report Highlights ‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children

Conakry, Guinea.  Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released today. A child who lost members of his family to the Ebola virus plays at the […]

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Real Breakthrough Needed to Protect Children from Abuse, U.N. Told

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, being sold and trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, illegal adoption or the transfer of organs, an independent United Nations expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes. “Persisting and new forms of sale and […]

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U.N.: ‘Stunningly Vicious Attacks’ on Albino Children in East Africa

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, wounded, or killed, including three such incidents last week. An albino woman in Tanzania who was […]

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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Rush HeARTS Luncheon

New York, N.Y.  Russell Simmons, Cynthia Nixon, Kenneth Cole, Cynthia Rowley, and Angela Simmons were just a few of the many attendees at this week’s Rush HeARTS Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel, hosted by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Danny Simmons, Angela Simmons and Russell Simmons. Photo Getty Images. Cynthia Nixon served as the host of […]

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U.N. Demands End to Use of Child Soldiers

New York, N.Y.  From Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the world’s conflicts become more brutal, intense and widespread, children are finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and deployment by armed groups, the United Nations warned today. This child soldier, demobilized in South Sudan in 2015, has never been to school […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center