TOP UNITED NATIONS STORIES
Climate Change

On Friday September 20th, millions of students took to the streets to demand climate action. It segued into the first-ever Youth Climate Summit on September 21st. With a new report stating the global average temperature has increased by 1.1 degrees celsius, participants became more impassioned to make substantial plans for mitigating global warming.  Read more >>
Health Care

According to the World Health Organization, roughly 5 billion people will be at risk of not having health care by 2030. On September 23rd, the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was introduced to circumvent this; countries committed to establishing full coverage in areas surrounding primary care for citizens.
RECAP OF PAST EVENTS
International Peace Day
September 18th, 2019
From the Global Perspectives on Peace report by Ellen Miller:

This week, Philadelphia marked International Peace Day with a series of events, including a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania. While the word “peace-building” often evokes images of ending violent conflicts outside the U.S., the panel also focused on building peace in the U.S. within and between our many diverse communities.

Panelists Carly Rose Pourzand, MSW (Community Engagement Program Specialist, Penn State Center), Rupa Pillai, Ph.D. (Senior Lecturer, Asian American Studies Program, UPenn) and Nyamal “Mal” Tutdeal, MA (Executive Director of NyaEden Foundation, Inc) shared their definitions of peacebuilding and wove their work with various communities in and outside the U.S. into the discussion.
Marriage and Family (UDHR Article 16)
From Know Your 30 Human Rights with Ellen Firestone
Listen and learn about Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights featuring an interview with Wil Seabrook, Musician, Writer and Founder of Rock for Human Rights. Wil shares experiences and realizations from his own marriage along with lines from his latest song regarding marriage. Learn why marriage and family are fundamental to a strong, sustainable culture and what you can do to promote and protect this human right. 

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Fight Climate Change

Support this issue. The numbers don't lie: the Earth is getting warmer. We've already warmed the Earth by 1°C, and are on track to reach more than 3° of warming unless we make significant changes. That might seem like a small number, but it's a big deal. Scientists recently warned that we must reverse course in the next 12 years on how we use energy to eat, travel and live or our planet, people, and the resources we depend on will see major impacts.

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