Posts Tagged: max hill

International Youth Day 2014

By Max Hill Today is International Youth Day 2014. The purpose this day is to raise awareness for youth living with mental health issues. The United Nations says the reason for this being the focus of this International Youth Day this year is, “Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which… Read more »

First Presbyterian Church Albuquerque learns about child soldiers

by Max Hill On July 15, I had the pleasure of leading a discussion for our guests from First Presbyterian Church of Albuquerque. This discussion focused on the issue of the recruitment and use of children as soldiers around the world. The group’s initial thoughts on what a child soldier looked like were not unexpected…. Read more »

Progress made, work to do, on children in armed conflict

by Max Hill Last week the Secretary-General released the annual report on Children and Armed Conflict. This report summarized all of the progress that has been made in terms of reducing the amount of children involved in situations of armed conflict, as well as highlighted areas where work still needs to be done. UN Special… Read more »

Be our media

by Max Hill On 1 July 2014, I attended a meeting with four students from Bethlehem University (BU), a Catholic university founded in 1973, in Palestine. Our partner NGO Caritas Internationalis arranged the meeting for members of the Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group. The four students were all very personable and had many positive things to… Read more »

Children, Not Soldiers

by Max Hill In March, the United Nations and UNICEF launched an initiative to end the use of children as security forces by governments. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui launched the initiative. This campaign is known as Children, Not Soldiers. This initiative is a call to… Read more »

I am a #HeForShe and it is #TimeToAct

  Ryan Smith, Max Hill and Catherine Warren By Max Hill Today I attended an event on ending sexual violence against women in conflict. The event was held at the United Nations and announced the launch of the #HeforShe video campaign. Speakers at the event included: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director for UN… Read more »

Max Hill – summer intern 2014

by Max Hill My name is Max Hill. I am from Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a rising senior at the University of Arkansas, where I am studying public relations and political science. I am a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as an active member and current president at… Read more »