From the Millennium Campaign: In remarks broadcast Sunday, September 12, 2010, on the nationally-syndicated Day1 program, the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, calls upon the faith community to take action against global hunger by supporting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
It will be a busy day of meetings around the Washington, D.C. diplomatic circuit.
1)This morning, the head prosecutor is in Washington, DC for a talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo will give a talk: "The International Criminal Court and Africa," which should be interesting because, well, all of the ICC's open investigations are taking place in Africa.
The Secretary General tapped former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to be the first head of UN WOMEN.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization released its annual review of global hunger today. The "State of Food Insecurity in the World" report offers some good news and bad news about, well, the state of food security in the world.
I have a column up on The Guardian's website, arguing that the international community's capacity to cope with the world's humanitarian crises is crippled by an ever-widening funding gap
Has the international community been too slow to respond to Pakistan's epic floods?
With bridges destroyed and a shortage of helicopters, the relief effort turns on makeshift rafts to ferry humanitarian supplies across the Swat river. Check out this video from the UN Refugee Agency.
UN Foundation Founder (and UN-designated "anti-poverty superhero") Ted Turner cuts a PSA for the Millennium Development Goals.
One of the most anticipated moments during the UN summit coming up later this month is a meeting on on maternal and child health, taking place on Wednesday the 22. It probably won’t draw the same amount of media attention as predicable rants by various global despots, but it holds more potential to change the lives of millions of the most vulnerable people around the world than any UN meeting in a long time.