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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...

2013-09-23 23:34:03

Transatlantic row will help fight against HIV/AIDS and build a permanent UN Slave Memorial in New York City. Orient Point, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Victor Mooney arrived in Orient Point by the Sea Restaurant and Marina early Saturday morning. Mooney is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean. “The sea trials are allowing me to row non-stop four to six hours, which is optimal for my row across the Atlantic Ocean”, said...

2013-09-23 23:02:54

Funds Will Ensure Delivery of Essential Services and Commodities to Help Save Millions of Lives and Position the Global Community to Achieve MDGs 4 and 5 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Today, the World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway announced a collective total of USD $1.15 billion in funding over the next three years to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and to ensure...

2013-09-23 20:22:31

NEW YORK, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Since the MDGs' launch, many notable health successes resulted from coordinated actions by many contributors from public and private sectors and civil society. - Pharmaceutical companies lead over 220 partnerships to strengthen health systems and improve peoples' health in low- and middle-income countries. - Research-based pharmaceutical industry's contributions to...

2013-09-23 08:29:56

Donor Disbursements In 2012 Totaled US$7.86 Billion WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As world leaders prepare to meet to review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic. The annual funding analysis finds donor governments disbursed US$7.86 billion toward the AIDS response in...

2013-09-23 04:20:10

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Sarin Gas, Tabun, VX & Mustard Gas CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was offered today by Strategic Planning Initiatives on Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal: Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal - Unresolved Dilemma: While the United Nations and the international community meet on Chemical Weapons solutions, world leaders will be devising clear and coherent plans for Syria Chemical Weapons disposal. In this connection, will The Arab League directly...

2013-09-22 23:02:49

Peacelink Live! produces broadcast events, summits and peace movement initiatives. This Sept. 21, Peacelink will launch its U.N. Day of Peace broadcast featuring, an all star list of celebrities, music videos, new commentary and inspiring messages, with a "call to action". (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 On Sat. 9/21, Peacelink Live! will launch its first annual International U.N. Day of Peace Broadcast. This year’s program is hosted by Shadoe Stevens (Hollywood Squares,...

2013-09-21 12:21:59

PARIS, September 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New information about the Iranian dissidents taken hostage in Iraq reveals that an American delegation has met and talked three times with the hostages at the prison of "Golden Division" near Baghdad airport. This division is affiliated to the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Based on the same information, when a UN delegation subsequently planned to meet the hostages at this place, Iraqi police, under a new order...

2013-09-20 12:24:59

UN Secretary-General puts finishing touch to LEGO model of UN Headquarters NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today added the last LEGO element to a large scale LEGO model of the United Nations' Headquarters, as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit focused on "Architects of a Better World." The Leaders Summit is the flagship event of the world's largest sustainability initiative, designed to bring business and civil societies...


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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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