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GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

By at December 1, 2011 | 10:53 am

GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

(United Nations) As the world heads into the fourth decade of AIDS, it is finally in a position to end the epidemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, leading a chorus of United Nations officials in calling for the political will, investments and determination to reach this goal. “Momentum is on our side. Let us use it to end AIDS – once and for all,” more...

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UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

By at November 22, 2011 | 7:22 am

UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

(UNICEF) A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasizes that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults. As a result, policy makers need to look beyond family income indicators to gain a more complete picture of poverty and the deprivations children face. The study entitled Child Poverty in East Asia and the more...

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UN REPORT: World’s Youth Facing Worsening Jobs Crisis

By at October 19, 2011 | 4:59 pm

UN REPORT: World’s Youth Facing Worsening Jobs Crisis

(United Nations) A new report by the United Nations labor agency warns of a youth jobs crisis in both developed and developing countries, with young people aged 15 to 24 finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent employment and future prospects are dim. As it released its Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 Update, the International Labor Organization more...

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GLOBAL: United Nations Marks International Literacy Day, Says Literacy Key to Fighting Poverty and Disease

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:25 am

GLOBAL: United Nations Marks International Literacy Day, Says Literacy Key to Fighting Poverty and Disease

(United Nations) With nearly 800 million people unable to read or write, the United Nations today marked International Literacy Day with a warning that illiteracy undermines efforts to eliminate a host of social ills such as poverty and sickness and threatens the very stability of nations. “The costs are enormous,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a more...

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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

By at June 7, 2011 | 12:11 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has teamed up with students and professors from Fordham University to carry out a multi-country study to identify “best practices” at Salesian technical vocational training schools around the globe. The Salesians are widely regarded as the largest single provider of technical vocational training in the world. Don Bosco – the more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

By at March 22, 2011 | 2:31 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, almost 50 percent of the developing world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and more than 884 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every more...

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UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

By at March 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

(MissionNewswire) Developing countries could double their food production within 10 years with support for ecological agriculture, according a recent United Nations report. The report, which was presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, found that “Agroecological” (or “eco-farming”) projects have led to an average crop yield increase of 80 percent in 57 more...

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VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

By at November 22, 2010 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

School lunch programs nourish hungry children, giving them the energy and focus to learn. Feeding programs at Salesian Missions educational works all include integrated feeding programs and are designed to give hope and opportunity to the world's poorest children. Salesian Missions has programs in 130+ countries around the globe. To learn more, go to more...

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Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

By at April 23, 2010 | 10:02 am

Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

(MissionNewswire) National Volunteer Week seeks to highlight the good works provided by volunteers and the organizations and causes served. Most people think of volunteering as a morning helping out at a soup kitchen, stuffing envelopes once a month at their churches, or delivering hot meals to the elderly once a week. All noble and commendable acts. But, there is a more...

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