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UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

By at September 28, 2012 | 10:28 am

UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

(United Nations) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with a range of world leaders and other high-level officials for discussions on a gamut of topics of global concern, on the margins of the high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting between the Secretary-General and the President of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, saw the two men discuss more...

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GLOBAL: Salesians Speak at United Nations, Empower Youth to be ‘Agents of Change’

By at September 24, 2012 | 1:32 pm

GLOBAL: Salesians Speak at United Nations, Empower Youth to be ‘Agents of Change’

(MissionNewswire) On Monday, Sept. 24, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Salesians facilitated a panel discussion titled, “Empowering Youth to be Agents of Change in Eradicating Poverty.” Representatives of the Catholic Church, governments, and the Salesians presented their perspectives on the effectiveness and importance of the Salesians’ more...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesians Provide Education as a Means of Peace for Youth

By at September 21, 2012 | 4:49 pm

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesians Provide Education as a Means of Peace for Youth

(MissionNewswire) During the International Day of Peace, celebrated globally on Sept. 21, 2012, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the world’s combatants to lay down their arms and embrace peace. The theme of this past year's observance was "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” Ban Ki-moon stated that one of the ways to attain sustainable peace is for more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

By at July 19, 2012 | 1:19 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

(United Nations) Some 62 million people around the world currently need humanitarian help, the United Nations reported today, pointing to food insecurity, conflict, and natural disasters as the main causes for aid requirement. “Halfway through this year we are seeing people in desperate need in 20 countries, whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

By at June 20, 2012 | 12:53 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20 - which is recognized annually as the day to focus on the plight of millions of families around the globe that have lost their homes to violence and war and to advocate on their behalf. World Refugee Day 2012 was coordinated by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHRC. Coordinating with more...

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UNICEF: World Unites to Accelerate Progress in Ending Preventable Child Deaths

By at June 14, 2012 | 8:22 am

UNICEF: World Unites to Accelerate Progress in Ending Preventable Child Deaths

(UNICEF) On June 14, 2012, more than 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gather at the Child Survival Call to Action – a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, in collaboration with UNICEF, to launch a sustained, global effort to save more...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILDHOOD LABOR: Salesians Provide Education Key to Tackling Child Labor

By at June 12, 2012 | 9:45 am

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILDHOOD LABOR: Salesians Provide Education Key to Tackling Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Ten years ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) established June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor. The ILO, an agency of the United Nations, says on its website: “Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their more...

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GLOBAL: Stop Hunger Now Partners with Salesian Missions to Feed World’s Poorest Youth

By at May 22, 2012 | 11:38 am

GLOBAL: Stop Hunger Now Partners with Salesian Missions to Feed World’s Poorest Youth

(MissionNewswire) Stop Hunger Now—an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable—has developed an ongoing partnership with Salesian Missions. This year, Stop Hunger Now is slated to send eleven 40-foot containers of food to Salesian sites around the globe, up from the six shipped in 2011. “Salesian more...

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GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

By at April 30, 2012 | 2:26 pm

GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

(FoodAid.org) April 30, 2012, Washington, DC – The Alliance for Global Food Security urges the Senate to revise several provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill that severely limit the use of food aid to promote development and to help crisis-prone communities become food secure and less reliant on emergency aid. On April 26th, the 2012 Farm Bill was approved by the Senate more...

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UNICEF Urges Access to Early Learning for the Most Disadvantaged Children

By at April 25, 2012 | 12:34 pm

UNICEF Urges Access to Early Learning for the Most Disadvantaged Children

(UNICEF) As the world celebrates Global Action Week for Education, calls for attention and investment to provide early learning opportunities to all children, especially the poor and marginalized. Latest data indicates that more than 200 million children from low- and middle-income countries under the age of five are failing to attain their developmental potential more...

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