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Five Presidents from Film & TV Thank UN Peacekeepers

Five actors who have played U.S. Presidents have come together to help launch the Better World Campaign’s 2015 “Thank A Peacekeeper” campaign, which raises awareness about the value of UN Peacekeeping for U.S. national security interests and for international stability and peace. Michael Douglas from The American President, Tony Goldwyn from Scandal, Bill Pullman from Independence Day, Jimmy Smits from The West Wing, and Alfre Woodard from State of Affairs each filmed a personal message of thanks to UN Peacekeepers.

Watch the video and sign the thank you card.

Congress Passes Girls Count Act

On June 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Girls Count Act, legislation which will support programs in developing countries to improve birth registration and promote policies that prevent discrimination against girls. The U.S. Senate previously passed the legislation, which now heads to President Obama’s desk to sign. When a girl is counted by her government, there is a greater chance that she will have access to education, health, and social services, and later in life be able to vote, work, and own property.

Learn more about the Girls Count Act.

UN Agency Spotlight: UN
Refugee Agency


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works to “safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees” and to “lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees.” Since its establishment in 1950, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people around the world.

Learn more about UNHCR.

 
 
   
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  World Health +SocialGood

Last month, the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization partnered to produce World Health +SocialGood, a daily webcast that brought together health experts from the
World Health Assembly to
discuss top issues
on the agenda.

Watch segments from
the webcast.

 
 
 
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