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Socially Distanced, Globally Connected
Blog | 03/25/2020
The desire for increased global cooperation couldn’t be clearer. Some might argue that these results are only a reflection of heightened anxieties, since the U.S. is still climbing toward the top of the COVID-19 curve. Perhaps. It is equally possible that the coronavirus pandemic will mark a turning point in the American psyche, a moment when the reality of our global interconnectedness, whether we like it or not, will be indelibly stamped on us all.
It’s Time for a Clean Budget. End Outdated, Irrelevant UNFPA Riders.
Blog | 08/27/2019
Exactly 50 years ago, the U.S. government played a central role in the creation and launch of UNFPA, United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.
Documentary Underscores Importance of Women in UN Peacekeeping
Blog | 07/29/2019
According to the UN, between 1957 and 1989, only 20 uniformed women served as UN peacekeepers. While that number has grown to nearly five percent of total uniformed personnel in UN peacekeeping today, the gender gap persists.
The Fight of Our Lives: How UN Peacekeepers are Helping Combat Congo’s Deadly Ebola Outbreak
Blog | 07/21/2019
UN Peacekeepers have existed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in some form since 1960. The current peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, was established in 2010 in the aftermath of the African World War, which killed 5 million people. Now UN Peacekeepers are taking on a new responsibility: fighting Ebola.
Spotlighting the UN’s Role in Combating the Opioid Crisis
Blog | 05/29/2019
By Jordie Hannum According to the 2018 World Drug Report, the production of opium is at the highest level ever recorded, and drug trafficking of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – a drug 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin – continues to grow rapidly, online and across borders. Here in the U.S., the […]
From Latin America to the Middle East, #COVID19 is spreading to nations with weak health systems, leaving millions at increased risk of hunger and malnutrition. See how @WFP is responding: https://t.co/P0KDt5z7wM via @WFPUSA https://t.co/761uPBCGsu
We are happy to see you are feeling better, @WFPChief! https://t.co/bdlS9ItYHv
RT @WFPChief: .@WFP supports the world’s most vulnerable people with food assistance – and it’s those same men, women and children who will…
The U.S. and the @UN are in the fight against #COVID19 together. 🤝 Last week, @antonioguterres and @USAmbUN donated 250,000 masks to NYC health workers on the front lines. https://t.co/phoDv4VaD0 https://t.co/ivsYSHenkz