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Thank you! You must know this by now but I want to make sure to underline it: You are doing an important job. The work you do at the Summer School will be multiplied 100 times. You helped inspire, motivate and empower young leaders who will go on to make a difference in this world.

Joanna Cordero from Switzerland, 2013 participant (via unaocefsummerschoolblog). 

Are you interested in making positive social change?  Then be one of the 75 youth selected to attend the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First Summer School 

Deadline for application is 22 April 2014.

Find out more and apply today: www. unaocefsummerschool.org

Follow the story of other participants on Tumblr and get inspired on http://unaocefsummerschoolblog.tumblr.com


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently visited war-torn Central African Republic, where the security situation is deteriorating and human rights abuses continue.

"My first message is to the people of the country: You are not alone. The United Nations is honoured to be by your side," he said.

On Thursday the UN Security Council established a peacekeeping mission in the country which, as of September, will comprise of up to 10,000 military personnel. Find out more in this video.

Share these images to help draw the world’s attention to the crisis.

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Meet Moossa, a 6 months old boy from Baghdad – and sadly, Iraq’s first victim of polio in 14 years.
“I never thought that my child could be paralyzed,” says his father, who deeply regrets not having his children vaccinated against this debilitating disease.
Since the detection of Moossa’s case, polio vaccination campaigns have begun in Iraq, Syria and Egypt to reach all children under 5. Read more in our latest blog post: http://uni.cf/1kJIAAk  

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Meet Moossa, a 6 months old boy from Baghdad – and sadly, Iraq’s first victim of polio in 14 years.

“I never thought that my child could be paralyzed,” says his father, who deeply regrets not having his children vaccinated against this debilitating disease.

Since the detection of Moossa’s case, polio vaccination campaigns have begun in Iraq, Syria and Egypt to reach all children under 5. Read more in our latest blog post: http://uni.cf/1kJIAAk  

An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.Find out more and learn how to prevent it here. 

An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.

For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.

Find out more and learn how to prevent it here

Over 1 billion people practice open defecation.  One-third of humanity—2.5 billion people—does not have access to a toilet or latrine. Why does this matter in the fight against poverty & disease?

Watch this new video featuring UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to find out and share to help break the silence surrounding sanitation and open defecation.