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17 New Year’s resolutions for the world

2015 was an incredible year full of achievements, goals, and aspirations. Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of 2015 was the United Nations’ …

Environment

Melkam Yelidet Be'al - Merry Christmas!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<p>On the eve of Christmas, looking over the hills, down into the city, a fog is rising over the town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. …

How motorcycles are reducing maternal deaths in Kenya

<i>This piece by Anthony Langat originally appeared on TakePart on January 3, 2015.</i>The road on the slopes of Mount Elgon is steep and rugged. Trucks and …

Kenya
Tuberculosis

“My name is Koketso Mokhethoa. I am 24 years old and I was born with HIV.”

<i>The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.</i>Photo credit: UNAIDSMy name is Koketso …

HIV
HIV

THIS is why we need to keep up the fight against AIDS

Today is World AIDS Day and our new report makes it clear – <b>we are starting to see a dangerous level of complacency in the fight against HIV/AIDS!</b> If …

Toilets

Why toilets win

Today is <b>World Toilet Day</b> and we’re working with Water.org to turn your attention to the 2.4 billion people who lack access to a toilet worldwide. …

Toilets
Africa

Welcome to Nigeria’s first robot school!

<i>Today is UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. To celebrate, read the story of Project 10,000 Kids, which aims to teach thousands of</i> …

Kids

7 ethically made gifts for everyone on your holiday list

This year, give gifts that give back! These socially conscious products make a positive impact throughout the African continent—and are hand-picked …

Bracelets

The incredible power of art to change the world

<i>“Art can go through where other things can’t. You can’t have barriers, because it breaks through your prejudices, breaks through everything that you</i> …

Social Change
Women's News
Africa
African studies
Health

If we Let Girls Learn, this is how they could change the world

62 million girls around the world are not in school. It’s time to make a change!As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First …

Activism

The secret ingredient that could turn a dry UN document into real change for a 15-year-old girl

<i>This post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact on October 28, 2015.</i>World leaders have just agreed upon the Global Goals for sustainable …

Open Government
TED Talks

World Polio Day: How far we’ve come and what’s left to do

<i>By Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</i><i>(This post originally appeared on Voice of America on October 23,</b> …

Polio
Renewable Energy
Women's Health
West Africa

The power of the pumpkin in Uganda

With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is flooding the store to get their costumes, candies, and, of course, their pumpkins! <b>Did you know</b> …

Pumpkins