Government & Nonprofit

Lead Editor: James daSilva

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SmartBrief covers the news surrounding state and local governments, defense issues, advocacy concerns and the work of the United Nations Foundation.

UN Women chief urges Pacific governments to ensure women's rights



Government in the Pacific need to support women's rights by passing and enforcing laws to protect women against violence, says Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women. "In the countries… Read More

Defense cuts loom if Congress doesn't act, OMB says



If Congress doesn't move appropriations bills, agencies operating under the umbrella of the Defense Department would face millions in additional cuts to discretionary spending in order to comply with … Read More

Preteens raise money for $90,000 playground


  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Two 12-year-olds in Chicago have raised more than $50,000 for a playground that is expected to cost $90,000. Most of the money has been raised from individual donors. The nonprofit KaBoom! is assistin… Read More