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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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UNICEF, David Beckham Launch Initiative for World’s Children

New York, N.Y.  International football icon and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, today announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world’s youth, amid the planet’s worsening humanitarian crises. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan […]

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North Pole: Santa Swamped by Millions of Letters

North Pole.  With Christmas less than a week away, Santa and his helpers have been busy receiving stacks of letters from children around the world, according to the United Nations postal agency, which estimates the total this year will climb above 7 million. A Bolivian U.N. peacekeeper dressed like Santa Claus distributes biscuits during an […]

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Empowering Young Minds at the White House

On Countering Extremism: Youth Represent Promise – not Peril

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

Obama’s Approval Rating Is Trending Up

How Losing My Son to Meningitis Created a Dedicated Community

Ban Ki-Moon Urges Faith Leaders to Speak Against Injustice, Brutality