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After 15 Years of Service, UN Peacekeepers Leave Liberia a Stronger and More Peaceful Nation
Press Release | 03/22/2018
In Monrovia, Liberia, an event will mark the completion of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, known as UNMIL, which officially will close on March 30, 2018. UNMIL was established in 2003 to support peace in Liberia following a second civil war.
3 Ways the U.S. and the UN Are Working Together to Fight the Global Opioid Crisis
Blog | 03/09/2018
Tragically, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were about 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016; two-thirds (66.4%) a result of opioids or synthetic opioids. That’s an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths each day. While the headlines often understandably focus on the actions of local, state, and the federal governments, this problem is transnational in nature, which is why the United Nations plays a vital role in addressing it.
The US and the UN can be allies in the global opioid fight – The Hill
In the News, News | 03/02/2018
Tackling the opioid crisis is not simply a matter of unlocking U.S. resources, it’s about continuing to support and partner with the United Nations, specifically agencies like the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization, says Jordie Hannum.
Better World Campaign Statement Calls Administration’s Proposed Foreign Affairs Budget Cuts “Unwise”
News, Press Release | 02/12/2018
Administration again calls for deep cuts to foreign affairs spending despite wide criticism such cuts harm U.S. interests
Foreign aid cuts expected, except for ‘friends’ – Washington Post
In the News, News | 02/12/2018
“It’s fair to say that when the budget is presented, it will kick off a discussion in the executive branch and Congress about the right balance between friendship and foreign aid,” said Peter Yeo.
Why hosting the UN is way more profitable than hosting the Winter Olympics
Blog | 02/09/2018
As cities from every corner of the globe compete to host the Olympic games, let’s not forget about another convener that brings representatives from many countries together in what may sometimes look like a competition under one roof: The United Nations.
When it comes to humanitarian aid, people often think about food, water, and shelter, but @UNFPA’s efforts on the front lines of the #Rohingya #refugee crisis are a reminder that lifesaving care comes in many forms. Read more: https://t.co/kH1CZg86am https://t.co/Aa5TrP1lTz
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The closing of the @UNPeacekeeping mission in #Liberia is a direct testament to the power of the @UN to help a country heal from the wounds of war and emerge a peaceful nation, writes Liberia's President George Weah https://t.co/nx7Jm6KD9f via @NYTimes
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