International World Water Day, March 22

22 March each year is International World Water Day. It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme in 2014 is Water and Energy Date: 22 March 2014 Location: Worldwide Organizer: United Nations International World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management. . The first proposal for the … [Read more...]

“The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!”

“I will draw upon my background in sustainable development”     Right before the opening of the 68th session of General Assembly, its President, John W. Ashe, gave a special interview to DESA News. He points out how his background may help him promote the building of Sustainable Development Goals among Member States. He also explains why he is the first PGA to extensively use social media and online communication. On 18 September 2013, John W. Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda took … [Read more...]

“I love to Celebrate Freedom in whatever context”, Somi

“I love to celebrate freedom in whatever context”, says Somi, an American singer/songwriter of Rwandan and Ugandan descent. She spent much of her young life, first in Zambia, then in many other African countries while working for an aid organization for children orphaned by AIDS. These experiences-and her Afro-American duality-are aptly exploited in her songs. Blessed with an exceptional voice covering a four-octave range, Somi is an artist in the pure tradition of great black Jazz singers. … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2012

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY August 19, 2012   In December 2008, the sixty-third session of the UN General Assembly decided to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. 19 August is the date on which a brutal terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian Day honours those, who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those, who continue to bring assistance and relief to … [Read more...]

WOMEN of ACTION – World’s Top Women Political Leaders, 2011

World's Top Women Leaders 2011 Women’s Political Participation - September 19, 2011 The United NATIONS Making Gender Equality in Politics a Reality United Nations, New York — At a high-level event next week during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, women political leaders will strongly call for increasing women’s political participation and decision-making across the world. Stressing that women’s participation is essential in all contexts — during peace, … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org ~ Palestine’s bid to become the 194th country.

In less than 48 hours, the UN Security Council will meet again to discuss Palestine's bid to become the 194th country. Already 700,000 of us have joined the campaign. But we need more of us to shift key countries to vote in favour. Avaaz has made a powerful short video that tells the real story and why this is the best chance for peace. Click to watch it and send it to everyone -- let's get 1 million signers now: www.avaaz.org/mepeace As violence sparks again and tensions … [Read more...]

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