Congratulations to actress Emma Watson on her appointment as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador!
“Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” she said.
Read more about Ms. Watson and her work advocating for girls’ education.
Photo credit: Carter Bowman
Acclaimed actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton recently stopped by the UN to say that he’s for climate action!
Find out here how you can join him and step up to tackle climate change.
Call for all bloggers who love to travel!
Why not participate in World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s Blogger Competition for this year’s World Tourism Day on 27 September under the theme “Tourism and Community Development”?
The author of the winning post will be invited to a round trip to Mexico, with the opportunity to visit local community projects.
The competition is open from 24 June to 15 August.
Find out more at: http://j.mp/1v25DKR
The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
Illegal Wildlife trade is the 3rd largest illicit trade in the world and is estimated to be worth $15–20 billion annually. UNEA sets the agenda to combat Wildlifecrime.
Learn more at: http://www.unep.org/unea/wildlife.asp
Today is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers #PKDay! The United Nations recently named its first female Force Commander in a United Nations peacekeeping operation.
According to the United Nations, women in peacekeeping operations have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women’s rights.
Why do you think it is important to have female peacekeepers?
Tomorrow is UN Peacekeepers Day!
Join the daily, live digital conversation starting today until May 23 and talk directly with experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and others about the greatest health challenges facing our world today >http://bit.ly/1so39VE #SocialGood #WHA67
Do you have what it takes to be the next U.S. Youth Observer to the UN? The statedept and the United Nations Associaton is looking for a dynamic and internationally-engaged young American to fill the role of diplomat for the 2014-2015 year. Apply now!
Meet the UN’s First Female Force Commander