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2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

Climate Change Requires Greater Financial Investment: Ban Ki-Moon
2013-10-16 03:46:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon made an important announcement this week regarding climate change. Speaking from the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IFDC) in Washington, DC, he called on the entire international community to commit to providing increased financial investment in the fields of technology while also crafting intelligent policies and practices intended to help combat...

2013-09-20 12:23:19

World dignitaries to take the stage at the 2013 Global Citizen Festival to voice commitments and show the power of actions in the movement to end extreme poverty NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with Cotton On Foundation, announced that Alice Albright, CEO of Global Partnership for Education; Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI Alliance; U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer; U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent; Mark Dybul, Executive...

2013-09-19 12:26:38

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pearl Initiative, a leader in the field of good corporate governance in the Arab World, has signed a strategic partnership with the United Nations Global Compact to collaborate on a number of programmes in countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Alongside 1,000 business and civil society leaders gathered at the UN Global Compact Leaders' Summit chaired by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York City, the Pearl...

2013-08-02 16:22:17

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the UN. Her appointment by President Obama was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 87 to 10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The UN post is critically important for U.S. foreign policy, and we look forward to working closely with Ambassador Power, as we have with her predecessors, on issues of concern to our country and the American Jewish...

2013-05-23 20:21:32

Benefitting Benevolent Pursuits NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, PSY proves to be a world-class gentleman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130227/NY67645LOGO) On May 10, the multi-platinum international powerhouse pop star made a contribution to the Special Projects of the United Nations Secretary General Trust Fund. The money will be used to advance the objectives of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, and to...

2012-08-22 14:21:51

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) has learnt of shocking revelations made by Mr. Tahar Boumedra, chief of the Human Rights Office for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), regarding the outrageous cover-up by Ambassador Martin Kobler, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq, to deceive the international community about the prison-like conditions at Camp Liberty. Since...

2012-06-27 06:21:47

RIO DE JANEIRO, 27 June 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, one of Brazil's leading entrepreneurs and sustainable development advocates, has joined the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF). The new compact hosted two major events at Rio+20. Founder and President of both Forum das Americas, a think-tank on hemispheric dialogue, and the United Nations Association-Brazil, Garnero was one of the guests at the first high-level session on "Sustainable, Inclusive Growth: The Way Forward from Rio+20...

Rio+20 Summit Underway In Brazil
2012-06-21 13:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The U.N. sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kicked off with U.N. head Ban Ki-moon warning that progress on resolving Earth issues is moving too slow. Ki-moon was speaking to world leaders at the Rio+20 summit and other ministers, calling them to action on fighting climate change, saying that "words must translate into action." He opened the session with a reference to the Earth Summit held at the same location 20 years ago, which...

2012-04-06 10:20:27

LONDON, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the anniversary of the April 8, massacre of the residents of Camp Ashraf, International Solidarity for a Democratic Change in Iran [http://www.isdciran.org ] (ISDCI [http://www.isdciran.org ]) calls on UN, US and EU to take necessary steps to guarantee safety and basic human rights of the residents. ISDCI also calls on US Secretary Clinton to, firstly, uphold her last year's December 25 commitment for a "robust Monitoring" by the U.S. at...