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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...

2013-09-18 12:28:09

Tune in to peacebeats.co.uk on September 21 LONDON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On September 21(st) the world celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace. From Peace Day's first minute in Auckland, New Zealand until its last minute in Honolulu Hawaii, people around the globe will be able to enjoy the PeaceBeats Worldwide Webcast 2013: 48 hours of music, video, film, documentary, poetry, dance, visual arts and individual expressions, all celebrating people's...

2013-09-18 08:22:41

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar Group Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading solar one-stop solution provider, today announces its launch of cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund ("UNICEF"), one of the world's leading children's organizations, to provide financial support for UNICEF's Child Welfare Demonstration Project ("CWDP"). CWDP was designed to help pilot a new model for providing child welfare services for China's most vulnerable children. The...

2013-09-16 12:21:23

VILNIUS, Lithuania, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discussions at the 3rd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference today centred on further improving efficiency in road transport. There was agreement that effective solutions totoday's challenges will help stimulate growth. Participants also called for international trade facilitation agreements such as the UN TIR Convention to be fully respected by all signatories. The 3rd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference...

2013-09-13 23:02:31

Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria in response to UNICEF report on child survival progress. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria noting that despite great progress, we must accelerate pace by 4X to achieve MDG 4: “Today UNICEF released its progress report on child mortality, Committing to Child Survival: A...

2013-09-12 08:25:41

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Music Together(®), the leading international early childhood music education program, will commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) with family music events at many of its 2000 locations in 40 countries, including special festivities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Tennessee, Michigan, Hawaii, Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, and Maryland, as well as in Austria and Canada...

2013-09-10 23:19:01

Social Swag Co. in partnership with Wynwood Walls and The LAB Miami, will host the 4th annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – for the first time live in Miami, to explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future and facilitate a global conversation on the world we want in 2030 using the next generation of innovation to make it a reality. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September...

2013-09-10 16:26:13

Krilla Joins Organization As September Milestones Are Achieved WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety today announced that human rights expert and attorney Jeffrey Krilla has been named President of the coalition representing 20 North American apparel companies, retailers and brands. Krilla brings extensive foreign policy experience to the position, having spent most of his career working around the globe on trade, development and human rights...

2013-09-10 16:23:11

BONN, Germany, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide action on climate change will get greater visibility thanks to a new public-private partnership agreement between the United Nations Climate Change secretariat and global communications company Brodeur Partners. The agreement aims to strengthen the secretariat's Momentum for Change initiative, which showcases concrete examples of how businesses, governments and other stakeholders are tackling climate change. Brodeur Partners...

2013-09-10 12:30:11

Ending preventable child and maternal deaths priority at High-level Regional Conference PANAMA CITY, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Promise Renewed for the Americas conference today, 26 Ministers of Health from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven international partners signed the Declaration of Panama pledge to end all preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. The Declaration of Panama is a call-to-action for the region since no mother or child's health should be...


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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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