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Ban Ki-moon Asks For More Money and Cooperation

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Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire September, 28th 2015 UNITED NATIONS — The 70th session of the General Assembly kicked off the General Debates today which will continue through October 2nd. In his opening statement to the General Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pleaded for financial assistance from the world’s developed countries, stating that $20 billion is necessary in order to meet this year’s need for humanitarian aid, “We are not receiving enough money to save enough lives.” He cited the massive budget gaps for several of the UN’s efforts including those in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen which he [Read More]

David Beckham “Giving Youth a Voice”

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United Nations, September 24 2015 Football star and UNICEF advocate David Beckham called on world leaders on Thursday to put children at the heart of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, during the unveiling of a digital installation attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. As the UN prepares to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, the Assembly of Youth, a digital installation created for UNICEF by Google, harnesses mobile technology and social media to deliver personal messages from children and young people across the globe directly to world leaders. The messages highlight the challenges [Read More]

Shakira and the UNICEF Childhood Development

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its Goodwill Ambassador and international pop star Shakira urged global leaders today September 22 2015 to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in understanding the lasting effects of deprivation and stress on the developing brains of young children. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at an event on “Investing in Early Childhood Development as the Foundation for Sustainable Development,” said “too many countries have yet to make early childhood development a priority.” Ban said “we need to invest more, not just in education, [Read More]

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