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World Water Day Highlights Relationship Between Water And Energy
2014-03-21 08:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s the United Nations’ annual World Water Day and this year’s theme is the relationships between water and energy, with the UN predicting that the global population will need at least 40 percent more water and 50 percent more energy by 2030. "Water and energy are among the world's most pre-eminent challenges. This year's focus of World Water Day brings these issues to the attention of the world," said Michel Jarraud,...

2014-03-03 08:28:23

Platform Partners Reveal a Global Relay to Inspire Feet-on-the-Ground Impact in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries Around the World BERN, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in the world, will unveil its flagship program, Power Your Voice, at the 11th Match Against Poverty on March 4, 2014....

2014-02-18 23:30:20

TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, TaKaDu Founder and CEO Amir Peleg expressed TaKaDu’s commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact...

2013-12-10 20:20:58

In the context of winning the honor to host the World Exposition in 2020, Dubai re-commits its pledge to a low carbon economy through the launch of its State of Energy Report and other sustainability initiatives with the United Nations Development Programme NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dubai is bracing to have its green credentials top the national agenda, leading with its first-ever State of Energy Report - Dubai 2014 launched today by the Delegation of the...

2013-11-18 20:21:18

Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, and Dr. George R. Siber to join the International Vaccine Institute's Board SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, Dr. George R. Siber, and will join the IVI Board of Trustees. The three new Board members, who hail from Ghana, the United States, and Canada, respectively, will serve a three-year term to oversee the governance and...

2013-10-17 16:36:10

First time an oral cholera vaccine is proven to provide sustained protection for five years against cholera A clinical study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases shows for the first time that an oral cholera vaccine (ShancholTM) provides sustained protection against cholera in humans for up to five years. The study showed the vaccine had a protective efficacy of 65% over a five-year period. The landmark study was a collaboration between scientists from the International Vaccine...

2013-09-23 16:21:12

The United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, Uncharted Play, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Tribal Brands, Inc., Tribal Technologies, Inc., and Globally Recognized Panelists Showcase Powerful Platform to Effectively Mobilize and Empower Youth Around the World NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take...

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...

2013-05-15 23:25:36

The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). SENG is a network established to support the work of decentralized energy service providers in Ghana; serve as a platform to influence policy, increase advocacy for renewable energy; and strengthen the work of companies and non-profits delivering...

2013-04-05 20:21:06

ISTANBUL, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UN Appraises Turkcell's Disaster Management during Van Earthquake Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL), Turkey's leading communications and technology company Turkcell has been named as UNDP's technology partner due to its unique network and innovative applications at the "Innovation and Resilience in Corporate Response to Disaster" event held at the UN Headquarters in New York. Turkcell, due to its network initiatives,...