My heart breaks even more today reading about all those who have been affected by the earthquake in Mexico. "Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said late on Tuesday more than 20 children and two adults had been found dead at the school, Colegio Enrique Rebsamen, in the neighborhood of Coapa. Another 30 children and 12 adults were missing, he said."-HuffPost Please keep praying, it may not seem like much right now, but Mexico needs our prayers and our energy and our help. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #FuerzaMexico #PrayForMexico #OremosPorMexico 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
In the words of Mahatma Gandhi… “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” It was an honor to speak at the UN Global Goals Awards on the importance of empowering girls; addressing global leaders and influencers from the United Nations, philanthropy, media, non-profits and business. We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one. I had the opportunity to meet Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF 's youngest goodwill ambassador, who is doing such amazing work advocating education for Syrian girls. All in all, this was a very inspiring and uplifting night. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #ForEveryChild
Honored to have participated in the Global Goals Awards tonight at the UN General Assembly in NYC. These awards highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally proud to have presented the Leadership Award to the amazing #RiaSharma for her stellar work for acid attack survivors. Ria founded Make Love Not Scars (MLNS) which is an organization that actively supports survivors of acid attacks physically and mentally, and campaigns to raise awareness of the issue. Ria’s efforts are contributing to change the lives of many women who have survived acid attacks. MLNS have ensured that survivors receive free treatment under the Supreme Court order for the welfare of acid victims passed in April 2015. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #foreverychild UNICEF
Hope you've been following my journey with UNICEF learning about their lifesaving work for children. Each one of us can make a difference to the lives of these children, and with technology it has never been easier to make a donation. Today, I’m excited to announce that if you donate to UNICEF USA by clicking the donate button below, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match your donations, up to $125,000 as part of #Goalkeepers17. Let’s not miss this opportunity. It is on us to give children their chance for a brighter future.
Thank you John Kerry for hosting today's #YaleClimateConference. We must all work together to combat #climatechange. Watch our discussion on climate change here: https://youtu.be/ujuFg71GT1E Photo credit: John Hassett
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