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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 End Outdated, Irrelevant UNFPA Riders.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
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 continues to grow rapidly, online and across borders.
The killing of George Floyd & #COVID19 has brought centuries of systemic racism front & center. Over 40 countries & the @UN support truth & healing commissions and Rep. Barbara Lee is calling for the creation of the first commission here in the U.S. https://t.co/9mkSOgzndc https://t.co/r4tvoUBO13
While this pandemic affects us all, girls and women face unique challenges. Here is how @UNFPA is addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights during #COVID19. https://t.co/mshwlcpBmZ
"Every day I start my shift hoping that all the required personal protective equipment will be available. But I put my patients first.” Hear from Moheyman Alkhatavi, a nurse fighting #COVID19 in Iran. https://t.co/41zGCWhqeu