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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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G7 Germany 2015 Summit Report Card by World Vision
Jun 19, 2015

‘G7 leaders are putting band-aids on symptoms,’ says World Vision

This year’s G7 meeting at Schloss Elmau will be remembered as one that did not deliver on its ambitious agenda that could have had an historical impact for the world’s most vulnerable children, especially those in conflicts.

Just like her parents and other siblings, eight-year-old Noryaha doesn't have a birth certificate. Her family has been deprived of free health services because of this issue. Luckily she's able to go to school but she is uncertain if she can pursue her higher studies in the future. Noryaha dreams to become a doctor someday. PHOTO: Crislyn Felisilda / World Vision
Jun 15, 2015

President Obama signs Girls Count Act into law

Organizations applaud new law that will help ensure children everywhere are registered at birth and have a chance at a successful future.

In Kenya, Mary Nyasebuka holds her daughter outside a hall where a birth registration exercise was organized by World Vision. Mary was previously unable to register any of her six children, which meant they were not allowed to take the national primary school exam. PHOTO: May Ondeng / World Vision
Jun 15, 2015

World Vision applauds new law to ensure all children count

The Girls Count Act prioritizes birth registration of all children as part of U.S. foreign policy and assistance.

Senate introduces bill to continue U.S. commitment to fighting global hunger
Jun 1, 2015

Senate introduces bill to continue U.S. commitment to fighting global hunger

The Global Food Security Act of 2015, currently before Congress, builds upon past successes in combating hunger around the world.

Boy in Burundi receives clean water. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 25, 2015

Water Now: The largest clean water social media campaign in history tops social media voice of one billion people in support of UN World Water Day

Water Now today announced the overall social media voice exceeded more than one billion people when the clean water campaign ended on March 22, 2015.

Khardiata, 11, drinks from a well installed by World Vision in her village of Sam Peul. Before the well was drilled, diseases caused by drinking impure well water and skin irritations from insufficient bathing plagued the villagers. PHOTO: World Vision / Karen Homer
Dec 19, 2014

Water for the World Act assures commitment to solve the global water crisis

World Vision applauds the passage of the Water for the World Act, which will help 748 million people get closer to clean water. After unanimous passage in both Houses of Congress, Friday, the President signed H.R. 2901 into law.

Birth registration bill much closer to becoming law
Dec 5, 2014

Birth registration bill much closer to becoming law

On November 19, the House of Representatives passed the Girls Count Act, thanks to the dedicated advocacy of World Vision supporters. Now, it moves to the Senate, which must take up and pass its own version of the bill.

Displaced children play in an informal camp in Northern Iraq for families that have fled ethnic and religious violence. PHOTO: World Vision / Kate MacIsaac
Dec 2, 2014

Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released today. "Fearing Wrong" also reveals that violence against children is a common, growing and under-reported problem worldwide.

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