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G8 Summit, June 2013

The 2013 G8 summit (the 39th) was held June 17-18 in Lough Erne, Ireland. World Vision urged leaders to meet the Millennium Development Goals and existing G8 commitments.

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Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

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As the world's leaders met for the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes, France, World Vision urged the G20 countries to remember "the real 99 percent" — 99 percent of children under 5 who die each year of preventable deaths live in developing countries. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Blank
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G20 must deliver for the most vulnerable

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Election Day: Seven questions to ask your candidates before you vote

In the midst of national election season, it’s easy for candidates to stick to their talking points. But how can you use your voice as a voter to shift the conversation to issues of poverty and biblical justice? Here are some questions you can consider asking your candidates.

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Child soldier prevention law: Partial enforcement lets some offending countries off the hook

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Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014
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Congressional testimony: Ending the use of child soldiers

Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.

Children pray in church in Rwanda. PHOTO: World Vision
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Can the church help bring an end to global poverty?

World Vision will partner with Sojourners, the Micah Challenge and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition to host a prayer vigil with U.S. church leaders September 24 in New York as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) begins.

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