Angelina Jolie and Selena Gomez advocate for the UNListen /
Two famous women are using their celebrity to advance humanitarian causes. Angelina Jolie returned to the rural areas of Ecuador for her first mission in her new role as Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees. Selena Gomez took to twitter to spread the word about the hunger crisis in the Sahel region of Africa in her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Women and peace and security still a challenge
While much has been done to improve the situation of women when it comes to peace and security in the context of UN missions and resolutions of conflicts, much more still needs to be done. That was part of the message delivered to the UN Security Council Tuesday during a briefing by two Under-Secretaries-General, UN Women's Michelle Bachelet and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous.
Irish girl born without arms or legs uses technology to take on the world
Last year Joanne O'Riordan caused a sensation in her native Ireland when she convinced the government to halt proposed cuts to disability allowances. Joanne has Tetra-amelia syndrome, which means she was born without arms or legs. But what is truly amazing is that Joanne is only 16. She was in New York participating in "Girls in ICT Day," a UN event aimed at encouraging more women and girls to enter the information, communications and technology field.
Presenter: Julie Walker Assistant Producer: Charles Appel