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The United Nations threw a large and lavish party at its headquarters in New York on Earth Day, the opening day of the signing ceremony for the world's new climate agreement. About 170 heads of state and government representatives came to inscribe their names, in alphabetical order by country, in the General Assembly Hall.
Another day, another bombshell study exposing corporate tax evasion.
If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?
With payments out in the open, citizens can hold their governments accountable for how they spend payments, and companies can be held accountable for paying what is due. Armed with that information, activists can push for more of that money to be spent back in their communities.
Peter spoke softly, looking at the ground as he explained how he arrived at this displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Juba, capital city of the world's newest nation, South Sudan.
Syria has been at war for four years now, with horrific consequences for the 22 million people who live there, or have fled, and causing overwhelming strain on neighboring countries. This conflict is only getting worse.
Progress in the fight against Ebola has been made. Cases seem to be falling in Liberia, and -- critically -- more medical staff and treatment beds are in place across all three affected countries. But some of the main reasons why Ebola continues to spread have yet to change.
Of course, Congress will still have to actually appropriate at least some of the U.S. funds, which may prove difficult with
We want to build a global conversation around ending extreme inequality, and folks are already engaging. Here are some good questions I've heard since our launch, and my take.
At this week's annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the topic of inequality is buzzing. And rightly so given that extreme economic inequality is one of the largest barriers to ending extreme poverty.
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.
Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.
The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.
Want a reality check on today's employment situation? Ask someone making less than $50,000 per year.
"Want to know what my life is like? Then ask me," said Tianna Gaines-Turner, a childcare provider and mother of three from Philadelphia.
American officials say that the U.N.'s tracking data are outdated and don't include an additional $2 million in delivered
For the survey, Hart considered workers earning $14 per hour or less to be low-wage. Asked what they would do with a raise
"The [Oxfam] engineers have to leave the camp each day at a certain hour, but I recently had the privilege to stay overnight
Athletes are acutely aware of the power that food has over the human body. When they're not training or competing, many of them are doing their part to make sure that no one is limited by hunger, malnutrition, or obesity-related health problems.