ukinusa:

Powerful, simple & inspiring. Malala on how we can end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child & forced marriage at last week’s Girl Summit.

ukinusa:

Powerful, simple & inspiring. Malala on how we can end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child & forced marriage at last week’s Girl Summit.

Secretary Kerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. 

Secretary Kerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. 

When you promote democratic change, transform borders of conflict into bastions of peace, empower women to realize their aspirations, you create a better future, not for some, but for all.
Secretary Kerry to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, July 28, 2014
united-nations:

Newly-appointed UN Climate Envoy Mary Robinson features in this list of the top 20 women working to combat climate change.  The women have diverse backgrounds—financial systems, workers’ rights, science, politics, development, media, diplomacy and more.

united-nations:

Newly-appointed UN Climate Envoy Mary Robinson features in this list of the top 20 women working to combat climate change.

The women have diverse backgrounds—financial systems, workers’ rights, science, politics, development, media, diplomacy and more.

The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

exchangealumni:

Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. USAID - US Agency for International Development is one of many groups changing this global dynamic. What programs do you know about that help let girls learn? We’d love to hear about them!

exchangealumni:

Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. USAID - US Agency for International Development is one of many groups changing this global dynamic. What programs do you know about that help let girls learn? We’d love to hear about them!

Each side has powerful feelings about the history and why they are where they are. And what we’re going to work at is how do…we have an ability to provide security for Israel and a future for the Palestinians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Paris, France, July 26, 2014
Experience of a Lifetime: Young African Leaders Studying in the United States

From the University of California-Berkeley to Yale University, 500 young African leaders from sub-Saharan African countries are studying at academic institutions throughout the United States and gaining meaningful, life-changing experiences that will shape the way they interact with each other and help encourage further advancements in their respective fields. These young Africans are the first wave of participants in the Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. 

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Marking 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils that took place on Wednesday. The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls and “never to abandon them”, while “reminding people that we are in the midst of a global civil rights struggle”.  Read more here.

united-nations:

Marking 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils that took place on Wednesday.

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls and “never to abandon them”, while “reminding people that we are in the midst of a global civil rights struggle”.

Read more here.

Secretary Kerry is currently on travel to Cairo, Jerusalem, and Ramallah to meet with Egyptian, Israeli, Palestinian, and other senior officials about a cease-fire in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. See more pictures from his travel on Flickr.