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Nashvillians Celebrate Birthday of United Nations

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Cities all over the country are celebrating the birthday of the United Nations, and Nashville is no different.

The Cordell Hull Chapter of the UNA USA held the celebration at the Parthenon Sunday.  This year, the celebration benefits the UN Foundation's Girl Up campaign. It was established to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries.

Girl Up mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and money for programs helping some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

"So the reason why so development funding goes to girls is that funding to support youth programs goes to boys 80-90% of the time. And we know there needs to be programs targeted to girls specifically," said Melissa Hillebrener with Girl Up.

 

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