In a lot of European countries, mothers are allowed to leave their newborn babies in a public accessible incubator.
The point of these incubators, also called baby boxes, is to allow a mother a public place to leave their unwanted baby.
Once a baby is put in the box, a silent alarm is sounded and a nurse is dispatched immediately.
There are hundreds of these baby boxes all over Europe, but although they appear to be safe - the U.N. is saying the baby boxes violate the rights of the children to identify their parents.
Here's what an expert said:
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Smart move Puma! People love helping the Earth!
Puma, who is often touted by the UN for their emphasis on helping the environment, has decided their new collection will be biodegradable!
Scheduled to be released in early 2013, each of the collection's 22 pieces can be returned to the store after they’re no longer useful and Puma will properly dispose of them.
Franz Koch, a chief exec at Puma explained why this, as he put it, "mega-trend" is important, stating
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Soclose to that Oscar gold! Literally! Soclose!
We've just learned that Selena Gomez is a part of Girl Rising with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
The film is part of 10×10 — a brand new grassroots organization that works as a global action campaign piece for girls' education. Ooooh!!!
Selena and her Oscar-recognized co-stars have lent their voices to the Richard Robbins-directed film, which tells the stories of girls from all around the globe in pursuit of their dreams.
INSPIRING… AS USUAL…
The campaign's first event will be hosted by
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Angelina Jolie is more than one of the biggest movie stars in the world. She's also a citizen of the world.
As the United Nations' Special Envoy, Angelina traveled to Lebanon on Wednesday. She met with government officials, Syrian refugees, and their nationless children.
The mother of six spoke to several families who, fearful of being killed in the crossfire of a bloody civil war, had left their men behind in order to cross the border from Syria safely. She said:
"I was moved to meet Syrian families in homes where they are welcomed and protected… They lost so much."
Angelina and the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres praised the Lebanese government for granting asylum to the fleeing Syrians and called on other countries to do the same.
We are so proud of Angie's efforts. And we can only hope that one day the children of Syria grow up knowing only peace.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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Beyoncé took the floor of the United Nations by shimmery storm when she performed this one!
Singing I Was Here in honor of World Humanitarian Day, the cameras at the UN captured Queen Bey's radiant essence of beauty and compassion.
And she truly shines as a beacon of light for humanity with her performance.
U gotta check this one out (above)!! Pure brilliance!!
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