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First it was Michael Moore and now you? Enter the TPS PSA and Essay Contests today!

Posted by Victoria Baxter | September 29, 2006

Don't forget about the TPS contests! There is a PSA and an essay contest this year. The deadlines are right around the corner and I don't want you to miss out on a change to win $500. That's right, $500! 

Cactus Stems, Diet Pills, and Human Rights

Posted by Guest Blogger | September 28, 2006

Guest Blogger: Justin W. van Fleet | University of Maryland

A cactus stem used by Africa’s Kung Bushmen being sold as a diet pill?  Beans from rural Mexican farmers turned away from the U.S. border?  It may sound crazy, but both of these things have to do with human rights.  The right to associate oneself with knowledge or earn material gains from knowledge is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  So, you’re probably wondering what this is all about; check it out:  

Myths and Facts about the UN

Posted by Guest Blogger | September 27, 2006

Guest Blogger: Gillian Sorensen | National Advocate, UN Foundation

As a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and now Senior Advisor/National Advocate at the United Nations Foundation, I have traveled the country over the last two years speaking to audiences about the UN and the U.S.-UN relationship, what’s at stake and why it matters.  I’ve tried to inform and encourage UN’s friends and answer its critics. As I travel, I hear a number of “myths and misperceptions” – widespread and persistent, and patently untrue.    In this and future blogs, let me try to address those myths:  

What's UN Peacekeeping doing in Darfur and Lebanon?

Posted by Guest Blogger | September 22, 2006

Guest blogger: Jane Holl Lute | UN Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations

Not many people know this, but the United Nations’ peacekeeping force represents the world's second largest deployed military operational presence in the world. 

Darfur, MDGs, human rights

Posted by Victoria Baxter | September 20, 2006

In a recent blog post, Liz Leach from the National Forensic League, an active TPS partner, wrote: "Young adults have the ability to see situations with fresh eyes, young adults challenge injustices they observe, young adults create new opportunities for more than just themselves...My challenge to you is show society what you can do. You have the talent, the intelligence, and the perseverance to do whatever you set your mind to."  

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