The Whitehouse, A moving tribute to a legendary figure

Nelson Mandela's struggle against South African apartheid inspired millions. And his great call for justice and equality continues to resonate around the world, as new generations of young people pursue the ideals he embraced. On December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, President Obama paid tribute to a hero and a leader -- and spoke about the path that's still ahead. President Obama delivers remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

EARTH DAY 2013

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009 by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. The Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. It recognizes that "the Earth and its ecosystems are our home" and that "it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth." The term Mother Earth is used because it "reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we … [Read more...]

JOHANNESBURG, HIV/AIDS: The female condom showdown

JOHANNESBURG, (PlusNews) - Introduced more than 15 years ago, the female condom has gotten a bad rap, with some comparing it to having sex with a plastic bag, while many others still don't know about the only female-controlled HIV prevention method available. Its uptake and distribution have been outpaced by traditional male condoms: according to a recent UNAIDS report, only one donor-funded female condom was available for every 10 women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa last year. … [Read more...]

Queen Rania supports Education for All Children! – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is pleased to Celebrate the Life in this tribute to an Amazing Woman, "As you educate a woman, you educate the family. If you educate the girls, you educate the future." ~ Queen Rania ....a Tribute of Celebration to an Amazing Woman's LIFE! WOMAN of ACTION™ Queen Rania of Jordan ...launching Global Education Campaign, April 2010 The Queen of Jordan was in Washington, DC to help launch “The Big Read” as … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment – UNDP – JOBS for Women

Women’s Empowerment Women's empowerment and gender equality are one of the Millennium Development Goals and central to all other development efforts. UNDP works to promote achievement of these goals in all parts of its work, and also administers UNIFEM. We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: UN Women: Gender and Mediation Training and Resources Development Expert External International Consultant Apply by Jul-17-11 New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Apply … [Read more...]

PEPFAR Programs – Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS

  PEPFAR Programs Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS           I just returned from a visit to three African nations, where I saw encouraging gains in the fight against HIV. In these countries, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is enabling countries to take leadership of the fight against HIV for their people. In Johannesburg, South Africa, I was part of a U.S. delegation that met with representatives from medical schools from a dozen sub-Saharan … [Read more...]

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