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Malala Yousafzai Visits UN to Kick off 500 Days of Action

Aug 20, 2014 Celebrities, News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

By: Jennifer Bentley   Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman made famous after being attacked by the Taliban for her activism for education and women’s rights, visited the United Nations on Monday to help the organization kick off the last 500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals. She joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and more than 500 other young people.   The eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, were agreed upon in 2000, and include: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger worldwide Achieving access to primary education for all Promoting gender equality and empowering women Reducing the child [Read More]

Saudi Arabia Donates $100 Million to UN Counter Terrorism Centre

Aug 17, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Since it was founded in 2011, the United Nations has urged governments worldwide to help fund their Counter Terrorism Centre. Saudi Arabia answered that call on Wednesday, donating $100 million dollars to help support the Centre’s efforts. The country has also issued a challenge to other nations, calling on them to match their support.   According to Saudi ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir, the money will be used to help provide technology, tools, and other methods that will allow the Centre to confront and eliminate terrorist threats around the world. When the UN Counter [Read More]

UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease-Fire

Aug 16, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo By Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire US Ambassador Samantha Power took part in a UN Security Council meeting this week regarding the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The group was discussing the situation in the middle east, including the Palestinian question. On Sunday, the group agreed on a statement that called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian case-fire” in the fighting.   A humanitarian cease-fire would allow urgently needed medical and other assistance to be delivered to the region, and comes as Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. The statement released [Read More]

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