• About Mirva Lempiainen

    Mirva Lempiainen is a journalist from Finland who writes about travel, culture and social issues for media based in Finland and in the US. She has a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and writes a travel blog at www.writeronthemove.com.

    More Women Sit on the UN Security Council, but What Does It Mean?

    by  • April 30, 2014 • Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Joy Ogwu, Nigerian ambassador to the UN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs increasing numbers of women embark on careers as diplomats, the United Nations headquarters in New York is slowly...

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    Make Peace Not War, Activists Push at the UN

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Africa, Development, Disarmament, Human Rights, Security Council, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  A lifeless baby lies on the ground. Half of a woman’s face has been blown off. A mother...

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    Let’s Talk About Sex in Nicaragua

    by  • March 15, 2013 • Health and Population • 7 Comments

    VozJoven, a youth program in Nicaragua

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyLA DALIA, Nicaragua — Things are getting steamy between two cartoon characters kissing each other on the big white...

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    For ‘Young Professionals,’ How to Land a Job at the UN

    by  • February 15, 2013 • UN Employment • 26 Comments

    Security Council meeting, with foreign minister of Pakistan

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs far as cool job titles go, you would be hard-pressed to beat that of Heli Pahlman, who is...

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    A Place for Women at the Table

    by  • November 28, 2012 • Peace and Security, Security Council, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Vandana Devi and Gulabi Bahadur, two elected women representatives from Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh listen to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speak during the National Leadership Summit in Jaipur, India on 4 October 2012.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  A dozen years have passed since the United Nations Security Council made history by adopting a resolution that...

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    Finland and Others Compete for Coveted Security Council Seats

    by  • October 7, 2012 • Security Council • 1 Comment

    Helsinki street

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyHELSINKI – As the United States prepares for its much-awaited presidential election on Nov. 6, another hotly contested vote...

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    In Rural Senegal, Oyster Fishing Is Not a Hobby

    by  • July 25, 2012 • Africa, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Casamance women fishing for oysters.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyBOUYOUYE, Senegal – I’m submerged waist-deep in brown water, trying my best to catch up with two fast-moving Senegalese...

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    A Museum to Honor the Che Guevara of Guinea-Bissau

    by  • May 9, 2012 • Africa • 9 Comments

    Amilcar Cabral House in Bafata, Guinea-Bissau

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyBAFATÁ, Guinea-Bissau — On a quiet sandy street in this small town, amid old houses with their paint peeling...

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