Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that MLK’s “great goals and the global mission of the United Nations are one and the same.” Video recorded for the The Dream at 50 project.
Join us in congratulating Liberia as it celebrated 10 years of peace this week!
“Guns in the hands of young people have been replaced by pens and school books. Refugees have returned home with hope for the future, and schools are opening their doors across the nation, to educate future generations of leaders.”
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Image credit: United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
What is it like to be an aid worker? For World Humanitarian Day you’ll get a chance to find out.
Join a live Google+ Hangout hosted by SoulPancake with representatives from UN agencies and NGOs, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, and special guests.
Take part here: http://bit.ly/WHDhangout
What do you want the United States to stand for in the world?
Ambassador Samantha Power asks this very question in her #WhatMatters speech to more than 1,500 young activists at the Invisible Children’s Fourth Estate Leadership Summit. You can watch the highlights here and read more about her first speech as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on DipNote.
All children have a right to safe schools!
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Applications are now being accepted for the next U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations! Interested in applying, but want to know more? Check out YO! a UN Association documentary on Brooke Loughrin’s experience as the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the UN » http://bit.ly/15IjlrZ
Check out these cool UN Photos from today’s UN Security Council Ministerial Debate on the Great Lakes Region.
UNICEF has launched new report about female genital mutilation/cutting that looks at data from 29 countries over the past 20 years. Overall, support for the practice is declining - even in countries where FGM/C is widespread, such as Egypt and Sudan.