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Everyone an Advocate

By age seventeen, Nam had been forced into marrying a stranger, bearing his child, and risking her life to be a refugee on a remote island.  928 more words

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Why Connectivity is the Most Important Human Right

Is connectivity the next big human rights fight of our time? At first glance it may seem foolish to funnel resources and focus our attention on Internet connection rather than eradicating disease or famine. 440 more words

Digital Empowerment: Providing the World Educational Opportunities

I had the wonderful privilege to attend the Social Good Summit in NYC 9/21-22. Yes, I met celebrities, entrepreneurs, and executives, but that is not what moved me. 512 more words


Students Learn About UN Advocacy

On Monday October 28, 2013, UNA Georgetown and other students from the Georgetown family gathered to learn about ways to advocate on behalf of the United Nations. 101 more words

Are YOU GenUN?

On Wednesday August 12, The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) officially launched their newest website and program, GenUN. The name, taken from an address made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plays on the idea that there is currently a greater need than ever to engage the youth in international processes and build support for diplomacy and the United Nations. 174 more words

What gives me the right to write here?

Bonsoir de Genève!  Good evening from Geneva!  First, I’ll answer a few questions about this blog, “WedeKindle”:

Who in the world are you?  

  • Hello, my name is Lauren Wedekind (my last name and first initials together spell, “Wedekind L.
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