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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

By at March 8, 2016 | 7:28 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. 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. The 2016 theme for International 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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UNITED NATIONS: World Must Help People of Central African Republic ‘Not Tomorrow – Today,’ Declares UN Chief

By at April 14, 2014 | 1:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: World Must Help People of Central African Republic ‘Not Tomorrow – Today,’ Declares UN Chief

(United Nations) More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport – the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open. “Like its stranded airport refugees, the Central African Republic is in dire need of a ticket out of its misery,” United 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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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

By at August 12, 2013 | 1:05 pm

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

(MissionNewswire) Marking International Youth Day, Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight and the contributions of young migrants, who often face difficult living conditions away from their homes. Celebrated each year on August 12, the day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Diverse Partnerships Key to Solving Sustainable Development Challenges, UN Forum Told

By at May 3, 2013 | 10:43 am

UNITED NATIONS: Diverse Partnerships Key to Solving Sustainable Development Challenges, UN Forum Told

(United Nations) The United Nations is looking to harness the benefits of science, technology and innovation to create jobs, end poverty, reduce inequality and address other challenges in sustainable development, senior officials today told UN partners in a special event during the 1,000 Days of Action for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by more...

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UNICEF: Children in Somalia to Receive New Vaccination Against Deadly Diseases

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:23 pm

(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives. From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Haemophilus more...

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ALERTNET: Women are Silver Bullet to Ending Extreme Poverty, Says UNDP Head

By at April 23, 2013 | 9:13 am

ALERTNET: Women are Silver Bullet to Ending Extreme Poverty, Says UNDP Head

(Thomas Reuters Foundation) WASHINGTON – Improving political, economic and social opportunities for women is the single most important step countries can take to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, the head of the United Nations Development Program said. Sustained economic growth certainly is needed, especially after the financial crisis that pushed 400 million more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing Clean Water for Healthy Living, Agriculture

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:41 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing Clean Water for Healthy Living, Agriculture

(MissionNewswire) From safe drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. Six to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, according to the United Nations. Furthermore, 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Human rights must be at the heart of future development agenda, UN panel told

By at March 1, 2013 | 7:44 am

UNITED NATIONS: Human rights must be at the heart of future development agenda, UN panel told

(United Nations) Human rights are vital for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which world leaders have pledged to attain by 2015, and must figure prominently in any development agenda beyond that date, a high-level United Nations panel held in Geneva heard today. “Human rights are part of the DNA of the United more...

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