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2013-10-07 12:26:57

Remarks Focus on Advancing Resilience through Policy Leadership, Social Value and Open Source Information TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson delivered remarks at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters Friday in New York as part of a panel entitled "Resilient Design - To Build or Not to Build?". Her address offered an in-depth look at fostering a 'culture of prevention' through policy...

2013-10-04 20:20:02

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission today welcomed the decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop a global market-based mechanism to tackle airline emissions. This will be accompanied by a series of technical and operational measures to reduce emissions. European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas said: "I am very pleased that after long and hard negotiations we finally have a global deal on aviation...

2013-10-01 23:33:22

Ntiva, Inc. has been named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that focuses on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Now in its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Steven Freidkin, President and Founder of Ntiva, as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.” “I am honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs...

2013-10-01 16:23:53

LONDON, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major conference in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, on Monday, September 30, EU, U.S. and UN were called upon to intervene immediately to secure release of seven residents of Camp Ashraf who are taken hostage. The event was organized by the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF). The Iraqi forces murdered 52 residents of Camp Ashraf, all who were Iranian refugees, in mass...

2013-09-30 12:25:50

Partnerships Announced with Nigerian State and in Coca-Cola-led Alliance NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Health, a McCann Worldgroup unit which last year became the only marketing communications agency to partner in a number of interrelated United Nations-driven alliances tackling global health issues, has moved ahead on two key initiatives related to this commitment. Announcements were made at the Clinton Global Initiative and during high level meetings during the...

2013-09-30 08:20:29

NEW YORK and MUNICH, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Ministerial meeting held on Friday at the United Nations headquarters, a major public-private partnership between BMW Group [http://www.bmwgroup.com ] and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) [http://www.unaoc.org ] was renewed. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High Representative for UNAOC and Mr. Bill McAndrews, BMW Group Vice President, signed the...

2013-09-29 23:01:14

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released the “Summary for Policymakers” of its fifth and latest assessment of Earth’s climate. The IPCC report comes more than a week after the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released the more-than-1,000-page "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science" and its accompanying "Summary for Policymakers." Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The United...

2013-09-25 23:17:55

The Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council Sets Ambitious Goal to Help Mobilize One Million Young People to Shape Global Agenda by End of 2014 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The United Nations Foundation and its Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC), which includes some of today's most innovative entrepreneurs under 45, announced today at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to help the United Nations mobilize one million new participants –...

2013-09-25 08:23:24

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Wang Wenbiao, Board Chairman of China ELION Resource Group, received the first "Global Dryland Champion" award from the U.N. on the 23(rd) at Windhoek (Capital of Namibia) during the Eleventh UNCCD Conference of the Parties. In the award ceremony, Mr. Wang Wenbiao received the heavy medal from the hand of Mr. Luc Gnacadja, the Executive Secretary General of UNCCD Organization. (Photo:...

2013-09-24 20:22:02

NEW YORK, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US and UN should act immediately to release Iranian dissidents taken hostage in Iraq Thousands of Iranians took part in a colourful and well-organized rally across from the United Nations Headquarters in New York to reject Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani, declaring that he is anything but a moderate. They urged the U.S. and the UN to act immediately to guarantee the safety and security of Iranian dissidents in Iraq and...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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