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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Opportunity to More than One Million Students around the Globe

By at October 5, 2014 | 1:37 pm

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Opportunity to More than One Million Students around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and many organizations around the globe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day. The day honors the vital role that teachers play in the lives of their students. Every year since 1994, UNESCO has celebrated Oct. 5 as World more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Responds to UN Statement On Importance of Youth Workforce Development

By at June 23, 2014 | 10:24 am

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Responds to UN Statement On Importance of Youth Workforce Development

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has highlighted some of its youth workforce development programs in response to a recent United Nations (UN) report, which states that half the world’s population is under the age of 25 with close to 90 percent living in developing countries. According to the report, half of all young people in the labor force are either unemployed or more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

To mark World Refugee Day 2014, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education, medical care and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Ban urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

By at June 18, 2014 | 6:17 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Ban urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

(United Nations) At a time when the international community is struggling to generate more jobs, especially for young people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives and promote decent work for all. “I believe employment and decent work, particularly for young people, are the backbone of more...

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UNHCR: Chief calls for empowerment of women in a world in crisis

By at June 17, 2014 | 6:09 am

UNHCR: Chief calls for empowerment of women in a world in crisis

(UNHCR) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday told hundreds of aid workers in Geneva that the empowerment of women was vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world, including multiple conflicts and gross human rights abuses. "The key question for the world to be able to become more peaceful, to be more effective, with more more...

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UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

By at June 16, 2014 | 6:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively. “There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian crises that need our attention, more...

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USAID: Ending Child Labor

By at June 12, 2014 | 5:47 am

USAID: Ending Child Labor

(USAID) Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success. Civil-society organizations in over 100 countries on every continent launched a Global March Against Child Labor in 1998. The march crossed 103 countries and more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Focuses Efforts on Clean Water Initiatives

By at June 5, 2014 | 3:10 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Focuses Efforts on Clean Water Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has launched a special fundraising initiative to address the need safe water and sanitation to support its work in countries around the globe. From drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture,  water is essential for life. According to a leading water charities, more than 750 million people do not have access to clean water more...

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USAID: Ending Extreme Poverty with a New Model of Development

By at April 14, 2014 | 12:50 pm

USAID: Ending Extreme Poverty with a New Model of Development

(USAID) Tonight, 860 million people will go to sleep hungry. This year, 6.6 million children will die before their 5th birthday. And every day, 1.1 billion people around the world—more than the population of North and South America combined—live in extreme poverty on just a dollar-and-a-quarter a day. Even after adjusting for the relative price of local more...

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UNICEF: New Commitments in Water and Sanitation Will Transform Children’s Lives

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:44 pm

UNICEF: New Commitments in Water and Sanitation Will Transform Children’s Lives

(UNICEF) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today joined over 50 countries in setting concrete targets to reach the 2.5 billion people across the globe still without adequate sanitation, and the almost 750 million without safe drinking water. Children in particular will benefit from the new more...

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