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10 Top Tweets from the Family Planning Conference: Day 2

Choosing ten top tweets from day two of the International Conference on Family Planning wasn’t easy.  Thousands of experts, researchers, those representing NGOs, and stakeholders are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week at the largest conference on family planning and reproductive health. Below are ten tweets we feel are informative and provide fantastic discussion points about the issues and solutions for family planning access and services.

Today Marks World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian DayToday, and for a full month, the world will remember the humanitarians and aid workers who work tirelessly around the globe to better the lives of others. Being an aid worker is often a thankless job and a dangerous one to boot. Today marks a day to solemnly remember all of those who have given their lives to make the world a better place such as the 14 people who died in Somalia this June after the horrendous attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu.

Today also marks the tenth anniversary of the first World Humanitarian Day that was designated in 2003 by the General Assembly to remember the bombing that year of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq that took the lives of 22 humanitarians.

Watch this year’s official message.

This year, while we remember those who have lost their lives, it is also a time to spread the message about what the world needs more of in a one-of-a-kind, month-long digital campaign that quite literally turns words into action. On Twitter you can share what you think the world needs more of. Here’s how:

Visit worldhumanitarianday.org.

Scroll down until you see trending words to click and share. What do you think the world needs more of? Here’s our tweet:

For every word you share on Twitter, one of the World Humanitarian Day sponsors, including Western Union, Gucci, Intel, and Barclays Bank, will donate money to aid organizations like Care and UNICEF.

Beyoncé and Kid President

Following her stellar performance at the UN General Assembly Hall last year and subsequent video for I Was Here that reached 1 billion people,
Beyoncé once again lent her voice to a worthy cause, this time with the now-famous Kid President who interviewed her about what World Humanitarian Day means to her.

For more information visit worldhumanitarianday.org.

Photo Credit: Marshall Douglis

Our Round-Up of #Newborn2013 Tweets

Three full days of the Global Newborn Health Conference have passed. Throughout the conference we have tweeted select facts and information from experts who have presented at the conference. You can read our first day tweets at Key Tweets from the Global Newborn Health Conference. Follow the full conversation at #newborn2013 and watch the final day of the livestream at www.newborn2013.com.

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Join Us for the “Picturing Maternal Health” Twitter Chat

This Friday, April 5, 2013, leading NGOs and Momentum 1000 partners will rally to spread awareness about the 1000-days countdown to the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2015. MDGs are the international development goals that were set by the United Nations and its partners in 2000 to improve the lives and health of people living in the world’s poorest countries.

On Friday between 9:30 – 10 PM EST we will host a Twitter chat called Picturing Maternal Health where we will discuss the global maternal health crisis through facts as well as photos. We would love for you to join us.

The maternal health MDG is all over the map globally. Some countries will successfully meet its MDG goals and others are far off the mark. In fact, the World Bank announced last year that the maternal health MDG will not be met, but that does not mean progress needs to slow or stop especially as world leaders work towards a post-2015 international development goals agenda.

MDG - Maternal Health

Join us on Friday, April 5 from 9:30 – 10:00 PM EST for the Picturing Maternal Health Twitter chat. You can join and follow the conversation with the #SocialGoodMoms and #MDGMomentum hashtags.

UN Foundation, Charity Miles Team Up to Raise $10k #VDay10k

This month the UN Foundation has teamed up with the popular social good app, Charity Miles, to raise money for great causes. The iPhone/Android app can be easily downloaded to your smartphone and every time you exercise – whether it’s running, biking, or walking –  you donate money to a deserving charity.

Through the UN Foundation’s #VDay10k campaign your miles can be donated to Shot@Life to provide lifesaving vaccines for children in need, Nothing But Nets that provides nets to fight against malaria, and Girl Up that  provides education for girls in developing countries – all worthy UN Foundation campaigns.

Charity Miles will donate 25 cents for every mile you walk or run, and 10 cents for every mile you bike.  Each time you finish your exercise you can share how far you’ve gone and also choose the charity where you would like your donation to go such as in the tweet below.

The person who goes the farthest distance will be featured at the end of the month by the UN Foundation.

Download for the iPhone:


Download for Android:


Photo: Charity Miles