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World Summit: New Course for Humanitarian Summit

New York, N.Y. Hailing the global community’s achievements at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for commitments made to be taken forward for transformative change from the top down and from the ground up. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on stage at the closing ceremony of the […]

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Human Rights Chief Welcomes Pfizer Decision to Bar Execution Drug

New York, N.Y. The United Nations human rights chief today warmly welcomed the initiatives announced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer to ensure that the drugs it produces will not be used by States to carry out executions by lethal injection. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses the 31st regular session of the Human […]

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At U.N., Homophobia, Transphobia Focus of International Day

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations today called on the global community to take action to ensure that all people have an equal right to live healthy lives free from violence, persecution, stigma, and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph […]

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Spring into Action this Season with the J. Luce Foundation!

New York, N.Y. Spring 2016 is going to be the most exciting season the J. Luce Foundation has experienced since its inception. There are so many ways that you can get involved and help better humanity! It began in 1998 with Orphans International Worldwide, and was joined in 2008 by the J. Luce Foundation. The Stewardship […]

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In New York, BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

New York, N.Y. Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang […]

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World Autism Day, Young Filmmaker Interviews Ban Ki-moon

New York, N.Y. Young filmmaker Benjamin Rosloff’s visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and his interview with U.N.’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Before the interview, Benjamin had the opportunity to explore and film the building including art and photo exhibits from all over the world. The video – produced for the World […]

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Slavery Remembrance Day: U.N. Shines Light on African Diaspora Legacy

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the African diaspora’s contributions to society, including culture, medicine, science and spirituality, as the global community gathered to honour the millions of Africans forcibly exploited by slavery. Shackles used to bind slaves. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. “The dynamic culture and traditions of Africa continue to enrich life […]

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World Summit: New Course for Humanitarian Summit

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Human Rights Chief Welcomes Pfizer Decision to Bar Execution Drug