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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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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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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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PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:25 pm

PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:10 am

UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

(United Nations) The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched today. “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale,” says the Human Development Report 2013, which uses the term “South” to more...

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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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