The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
Marian Wright Edelman looks back over three decades of activism on behalf of the nation’s children. Her organization, the Children’s Defense Fund, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and she has written an introduction to a new collection of essays about childhood that has been published to commemorate the milestone.
- Marian Wright Edelman Founder & president of the Children's Defense Fund
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