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2012-06-22 06:21:27

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IFRC Statement on Rio+20 One message rings loud and true as Rio +20 comes to a close: we must listen to and invest in people's abilities to bring about long lasting development in their communities. We cannot count on governments alone to solve the world's problems and meet the needs of the most vulnerable. The "we" refers to all partners needed for strengthening resilience and development, namely civil society...

2012-06-19 14:22:08

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the U.S.-based NGO alliance InterAction released the following statements on the outcomes of the G20 Summit: ActionAid "With food prices swinging wildly and the planet burning, this was the moment for bold proposals from the G20. Instead, on food security and climate change, the G20 turned in last year's homework, content to reaffirm old plans and commission more studies." Neil Watkins, Director of Policy and Campaigns,...

2012-06-14 10:22:14

MEDIA AVAILABILITY FOR G20 IN LOS CABOS WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international organizations, will have experts on the ground and in Washington to comment on the G20 summit being held in Los Cabos, Mexico, from June 18-19. AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS In Los Cabos: John Ruthrauff, InterAction's Director of International Advocacy, can offer NGO commentary and reactions during the G20 summit from June 18-19, 2012....

2012-06-12 06:26:28

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is running multiple disaster relief operations after last weekend brought wildfires to Colorado and New Mexico, and on the other extreme, more than a foot of rain to parts of Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) In Pensacola, Fla., the Red Cross continues to operate a shelter after major flooding caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Escambia County. The Red Cross is...

2012-06-05 10:23:24

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Tuesday launched the ICC G20 Business Scorecard, measuring progress on the G20's response to business recommendations, at a consultation between government officials and business leaders on the outlook for the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico (June 18-19, 2012). The Scorecard, unveiled at the ICC consultation in Washington, DC hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS),...

2012-05-23 06:24:41

NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced a program of special grants and activities to celebrate its 50th anniversary working in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The anniversary celebrations throughout 2012 will highlight efforts by the foundation and the organizations it supports to deepen democracy, build greater inclusion, and expand opportunity in East Africa. The centerpiece of the program is a $2 million grant for the...

2012-05-21 06:24:40

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A global oxyMORON event will occur on May 29, 2012 that the public needs to be aware of -- on this day, the United Nations will "celebrate" the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The U.N.'s self-anointed goal that pays tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage, and to honor the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have...

2012-05-16 06:29:13

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has become a full voting member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Since the launch of its Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) training program almost a year ago, Islamic Relief USA has offered training in the areas of shelter operation, shelter simulation, and disaster assessment. It has partnered...

2012-04-18 06:22:18

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - EITI International Secretariat The governments of Colombia and Ukraine announced yesterday that they would implement the EITI, the standard for transparency of revenues from natural resources [http://eiti.org ]. These announcements were made at the summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). 35 countries [http://eiti.org/countries ] are already implementing the EITI. Complying with this global...

2012-04-15 06:20:07

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding across the Midwest where dozens of tornadoes ripped through communities overnight, destroying buildings and downing power lines. Red Cross workers are already operating shelters and providing meals, and more help is on the way. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by these tornadoes," said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president...