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2014-06-24 16:25:28

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, led the 25(th) ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU). During his welcoming speech, Minister Mba Mokuy said Equatorial Guinea is committed to defending African interests. He pointed out the theme chosen in this forum, "Agriculture and Food Security," and made reference to the great challenges faced by the...

2014-06-24 08:31:18

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and artist and activist Sir Bob Geldof will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, people living with HIV and policy-makers at AIDS...

2014-06-17 23:07:23

Pittcon 2015 will participate in the International Year of Light efforts to promote awareness for light-based technologies as an Associate Sponsor. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce its participation in the International Year of Light initiative at the Associate Sponsor level. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). In...

2014-06-10 23:05:23

Announcement made as part of Global Accelerator held at the United Nations to explore intersection of entrepreneurship and global development. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation introduced Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. The announcement was made at the Global Accelerator, a gathering of top entrepreneurs and UN leaders seeking creative approaches accelerating progress on global development goals. In attendance...

World Oceans Day 2014
2014-06-07 06:38:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thousands of different organizations in more than 70 countries are joining forces this weekend to celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014), a global initiative designed to honor the massive bodies of water that cover the majority of the Earth as well as celebrate them for their aesthetic value and the products they provide to people all over the world. World Oceans Day (WOD), which has been unofficially commemorated since 2002...

Barbados Utilizes World Environment Day To Inspire Developing Island Nations To Focus On Green Technology
2014-06-04 15:16:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year on June 5th we celebrate World Environment Day (WED). It is on this day that we should take time to focus on making some positive contribution for the environment’s sake, as we need to preserve planet Earth not just for present life, but also for the generations of people, animals and plants that follow. As part of WED, each year the global event is hosted by a specific country that is at the forefront of environmental...

2014-06-04 12:23:20

NEW YORK, NY, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SkyPower, the world's largest solar developer, is co-sponsoring the United Nations' first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) to promote access to renewable energy around the world. The inaugural conference takes place June 4-6 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Kerry Adler, SkyPower's President and Chief Executive Officer, will speak as a panelist with other global leaders on the "Doubling the Share of Renewables in the Global...

2014-06-04 12:22:58

Bayer-Sponsored Exhibition Displays 50 Paintings as Part of North American World Environment Day Activities in Sarasota SARASOTA, Fla., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jiade Guo, a ninth-grader at Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada took the top North American prize in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 23(rd) annual International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment (ICPC). ICPC is sponsored by Bayer Corporation in North...

2014-06-02 12:33:00

Coimbatore, India Leads Testing to Help Cities Prepare for Natural Hazards SINGAPORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLD CITIES SUMMIT -- In light of the growing threat of disasters from natural hazards such as floods, storms, fires and earthquakes, one growing city is taking the lead in piloting a new tool to assess how prepared cities of all sizes will be when disaster strikes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO Coimbatore, India, is the first city to apply...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.