"When the Security Council fails, the United Nations fails"

Elders Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Hina Jilani, Jimmy Carter and Martti Ahtisaari are joined by Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary-General and Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect to call for veto restraint and increased cooperation amongst the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council, to prevent mass atrocities. Watch

Mark Ruffalo- House Party

You are invited to gather with friends to watch Jon Bowermaster’s new film Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now! — and join narrator Mark Ruffalo for a live video chat… in the comfort of your own home! Watch

#StigmaFree: Torrey DeVitto

May is #MentalHealthMonth and we need your help. In a country where 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health condition, it’s time for all of us to step and change the conversation. Join Torrey DeVitto and pledge to be #StigmaFree. Watch

#StigmaFree: Mayim Bialik

Join Mayim Bialik and pledge to be #StigmaFree. Watch

Martin Freeman wants us to Eat Kind

Martin Freeman wants us to ‘Eat Kind’. What’s all that about then? Find out more. Watch

Jennifer Lawrence presents the Excellence in Media Award to Robert De Niro

Jennifer Lawrence presents the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award to Robert De Niro. Watch

Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler + DoSomething.org Birthday Mail

2.5 million US youth experience homelessness every year. Many kids’ birthdays fall while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate. Make and mail birthday cards to shelters to help youth experiencing homelessness celebrate their birthdays! Sign Up for the Chance to Win a $5,000 Scholarship! Watch

UK Celebrities Support HSI's #StopYulin Campaign

Alesha Dixon, Professor Green and Will Young star alongside their dogs in a powerful video appeal to end to China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival Watch

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett visits refugees in Jordan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of Cate Blanchett as a Global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Cate returns from Jordan where she witnessed the ongoing humanitarian support to people displaced by conflict in Syria. She met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face. Watch

Impossible choices

Impossible choices are made every day by over 125 million people affected by crises and natural disasters. What would you do? Flee your home to escape civil war, leaving behind everything you know and love? With airstrikes imminent, what do you choose to save and what do you leave behind? Watch

Meet Bernard, the Robotic Bear Who Talks to Tourists About His Life

Hear and see Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck give a voice to Bernard-a former prisoner of a roadside zoo-to let people know about his horrendous living conditions and his new life at an accredited sanctuary. Watch

Star Wars: Force for Change - Your Chance To Win Tickets to Celebration and Meet Mark Hamill

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill reveals that this week, the top fundraiser for Star Wars: Force for Change will have the chance to win two tickets to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 in London and will also get to meet the Jedi himself. Watch

Shakespeare's Message About the Cruel Dairy Industry as Relevant Today as It Was 400 Years Ago

As William Shakespeare fans around the world mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Downton Abbey star Peter Egan draws attention to a compassionate animal rights message contained in one of the playwright’s most famous works. Watch

Forest Whitaker - Why is it important we meet the SDGs

Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, speaks to UN News on why it is important the Sustainable Development Goals are met. Watch

Lily Tomlin's Ernestine Answers Complaint Calls at 'SeaWorld'

Comedian Lily Tomlin brings her iconic character, telephone operator Ernestine, to deflect criticism at SeaWorld. Watch

Rosario Dawson Arrested #DemocracySpring

Actress Rosario Dawson joined the #DemocracySpring protests at the US Capitol on April 15, 2016, day five of the historic protests which have seen nearly 900 civil disobedience arrests in 5 days of nonviolent direct action. Watch

Join the ASPCA's 150 Days of Rescue Campaign

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has announced the start of a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary this April with ASPCA 150: Come to Their Rescue. Celebrity participants include Jason Schwartzman, George Lopez, Adrienne Moore, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, Miles Brown, Beth Behrs, 50 Cent, Jennifer Coolidge, Ke$ha, Martha Stewart, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, and Keith Stanfield. The soundtrack for the short film is provided by composer and musician Owen Pallett. Watch

Katherine McNamara and Her Dog Bark Out Against Secondhand Smoke

Cats and dogs are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes because of exposure to second- and thirdhand smoke – both of which are toxic to pets. Watch

Jason Biggs Stars as 'The Elephant' in PETA Video

Actor Jason Biggs enjoys the life and freedoms of a human performer-but what would it look like if he; his wife, Jenny; and other entertainers were treated like animals in the circus? Watch