What do YOU think are the most important issues the world should focus on? Speak up, because the United Nations is listening!
This Saturday marks the third anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.
In honor of Human Rights Day, we are celebrating Malala Yousafzai, her journey, her influence over a world of supporters and her lasting impact on the issue of human rights. We have a chance to stand with Malala in support of her and her message.
Today, the UN and the world are recognizing a group of people who deserve our thanks: volunteers!
Tomorrow, the world celebrates the 65th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter- a day also known as UN Day!
I would have never expected to be in the presence of such amazing global advocates in my entire life, let alone at such an early age!
Before I came to the program I was alone at home, no one to teach me and care for me. I had no means to leave my house. But in the center I became friends with the other girls and my mentors.
Do you know what the eight goals are? Even if you think you do, this awesome, interactive page will help you learn all about the MDGs!
Last week we had the honor of hosting another event in Atlanta at the home of Ted Turner, the founder and chairman of the United Nations Foundation.
In the time it takes me to run two miles, bake a batch of cookies, or watch a quarter of basketball, a girl has been robbed of her childhood and is married, more likely to an older man.
”Women in power” was the theme of the second day of the Women in the World Summit. Leymah Gbowee, founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa not only stressed the importance of being an activist but also the importance of educating women.
I had the incredible opportunity to attend the third annual “Women in the World – Stories & Solutions” event at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Imagine that after a bloody and violent war that spanned more than 20 years, a powerful leader rose up to deliver the country from its impoverished and fragile state. This leader, a native of the country, pledged to make it better for all citizens. Now stop for a second.
Hi! I am Omar Terrones, a member of the Girl Up club at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, CA with Teen Advisor Rocio Ortega. I was one of the first few people, as well as the first and only boy to join the club back in its inception.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Haiti. Today, the second anniversary of the earthquake, is a good reminder to remember the girls and women who have been affected. Currently, there are about 800 camps and half a million people still displaced, many of them girls and women.
It was about 8:15 in the morning and New York City and its residents seemed to adjust groggily to the fact a new day had begun. Coffee in hand, I walked past a structure that stands so proudly over New York’s East River.
I attended a breakfast on behalf of Girl Up at the United Nations to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The breakfast room was filled with supporters for elimination of violence against women, and the excitement to celebrate the four winners of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women t-shirt design contest was everywhere.
The countdown is officially over! According to the United Nations, there are now 7 billion people in the world. Today’s youth generation is the largest in history, with more than 1.2 billion 10 to 19 year olds. And guess what? Half are girls.
Girl Up celebrated United Nations Day in Nashville, TN on Sunday, with the UNA-USA Nashville Cordell Hull chapter. I had a great time representing our campaign among some amazing performers during the top-notch girl focused program.
On Wednesday, October 5 I had the opportunity to participate in the 2011 Global Conference for Social Change and Women & Girls Education Summit held at the UN Plaza hotel in New York City. It was an amazing experience for me!
Education is important to me because it makes a girl’s life worth living.
Education is important to me because it’s the best way to end global poverty.
Bring out the cake and ice cream for the birthday girls! This Friday September 30, Girl Up is turning one. But we can’t blow out the candles alone.
“The future is struggling to be born...we have to make room for it.” In the closing session at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference 2011, President Clinton urged the audience to take a stance and better our future.
“When you stand out in a crowd, it is only because you are being carried on the shoulders of others.” After Desmond Tutu said this at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative day two, it stuck with me through the day and forms the basis for my post tonight.