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2013-09-10 12:25:53

LONDON, September 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to Research in the Developing World CAB International (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International) announced today they will be provide free access to 77 recently published CABI books through Research4Life, a global UN-publisher initiative providing free and low cost access to researchers in developing countries. The recent editions on agriculture, plant and veterinary science will be available to eligible...

2013-09-06 12:21:24

STOCKHOLM, September 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 World Water Week, focusing on cooperation and partnerships, closed today with a call for the United Nations to put special emphasis on water when it considers the post-2015 global development agenda. As input to the United Nations General Assembly later this month, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) presented the Stockholm Statement during the closing ceremony of the World Water Week in Stockholm. The...

2013-09-05 16:25:02

The musician, actor, and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, is to be granted the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony which will take place on the 16th of September 2013. LONDON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The musician, actor, and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, is to be granted the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony which will take place on the 16th of September 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130905/MN74753) Sir Bob is already a freeman of...

2013-09-05 12:24:50

Lead Host Soledad O'Brien; Rachel Brosnahan, Barbara Pierce Bush, Gerard Butler, Jake Clemons, Deborra-Lee Furness, Erin Heatherton, Katie Holmes, Karolina Kurkova, Bridget Moynahan, Freida Pinto, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, will.i.am, Professor Mohammad Yunus NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced that the official host committee for the 2013 Global Citizen...

Bill Gates Skeptical About Benefits Of Google's Project Loon
2013-08-09 05:55:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire Bill Gates is skeptical that Google’s Loon project, which seeks to bring Internet access to less-developed nations by floating broadband transmitters on high-altitude balloons, can materially improve the quality of life for people living in those countries. “When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you,” Gates...

2013-07-30 23:16:25

International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General for Policy, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, joins the Microcredit Summit Campaign leadership to help guide the Campaign’s mission to promote the kind of microfinance that helps poor families lift themselves out of severe poverty. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Microcredit Summit Campaign, a Project of RESULTS Educational Fund, is pleased to announce the addition of International Labour Organization (ILO)...

2013-07-19 04:21:23

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the key focus areas of the upcoming World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 (WMSM 2013) will be to address the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5): Improve Maternal Health. The United Nations found that the mortality ratio in developing regions is still 15 times higher than in the developed regions. Rebecca Milner, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for International Medical Corps, is one of the four...

2013-07-10 12:30:22

Nine Winners from Around the Globe Recognized for Creative Tech Solutions to Stop and Prevent Human Rights Violations WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United today announced the winners of the second round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, unveiling a new wave of promising technologies with the potential to save lives and assist communities at risk in conflict. The Tech Challenge...

2013-07-02 23:01:22

During the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the four annual Social Good Summit presented by UNDP and other Partners, will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 From September 22-24, the fourth annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a...

2013-07-01 16:27:02

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACDI/VOCA and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) are launching an agricultural development initiative in Indonesia called the Cocoa Innovations Project, leveraging private-sector partnerships to help further develop the Indonesian cocoa sector. The project aims to improve cocoa farmers' incomes and efficiency through innovations in crop management and the application of information technology. WCF provided ACDI/VOCA a $300,000 grant for the...