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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Programs Provide Access to Safe Water in Poor Communities around the Globe

By at March 20, 2015 | 10:20 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Programs Provide Access to Safe Water in Poor Communities around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Every year since 1993, the international community celebrates World Water Day on March 22, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day also serves as a reminder of the global population who suffer from water related issues and a call to action to prepare for more...

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GLOBAL: Schneider Electric Partnership Has Provided Training to More than 10,000 Students and Supported Infrastructure Projects

By at March 13, 2015 | 9:34 am

GLOBAL: Schneider Electric Partnership Has Provided Training to More than 10,000 Students and Supported Infrastructure Projects

(MissionNewswire) Schneider Electric, a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and the production of installation components for energy management, is providing electrical training and equipment support to Salesian programs around the globe as a result of a long-term collaborative partnership with Salesian more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

By at March 9, 2015 | 12:25 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

(MissionNewswire) Each year, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around important women’s issues more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

By at October 16, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

(MissionNewswire) More than 805 million people across the world go hungry every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives, according more...

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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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