United Nations

Donors Come Together With US$138.1 Million In New Funding For Education Cannot Wait During UN General Assembly To Leave No Child Behind

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:57pm

US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.

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  • US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.
  • This new round of funding contributions will accelerate the impact of ECW's education in emergencies investments, which have already reached more than 4.6 million crisis-affected children and adolescents.
  • ECW's COVID-19 response has also been delivered in record speed across 32 countries, reaching an additional 29.2 million vulnerable girls and boys.
  • ECW urgently appeals to public and private sector donors for expanded support to reach even more vulnerable children and youth.

ICSB Recognizes First Women's Bank, the first only women-founded, women-owned and women-led commercial bank in the nation with a strategic focus on serving women economy

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:35pm

The Bank will, initially, serve the national lending and deposit market from a single flagship location in Chicago.

Key Points: 
  • The Bank will, initially, serve the national lending and deposit market from a single flagship location in Chicago.
  • Joining the First Women's Bank founders as a strategic investor was tennis legend, Billie Jean King.
  • In attendance were Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, actress Sophia Bush, and entrepreneur Nia Batts, who both serve as strategic advisors.
  • "I am excited to be an investor and founding board member of First Women's Bank," Dr. Winslow Sargeant stated.

Germany Backs Another Round of Incompetence at WHO, says AHF

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:42pm

The nomination process concluded last week, but the envelopes with official nominations will not be unsealed until the end of October.

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  • The nomination process concluded last week, but the envelopes with official nominations will not be unsealed until the end of October.
  • The final decision will be made at the World Health Assembly in May 2022.
  • Tedros, former Ethiopian minister for health and foreign affairs, was not co-sponsored for reappointment by Ethiopia or any other African nation.
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Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism, Investments & Aviation Celebrates World Tourism Day

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:54pm

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Marking the 41st annual World Tourism Day, The Islands of The Bahamas joins the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in recognizing the tremendous social and economic impact tourism has on countless individuals around the world.

Key Points: 
  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Marking the 41st annual World Tourism Day, The Islands of The Bahamas joins the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in recognizing the tremendous social and economic impact tourism has on countless individuals around the world.
  • After a year and a half of facing an unprecedented global pandemic, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation remains steadfast in its efforts to provide opportunities and resources to Bahamians across every island and cay to reap the benefits of tourism and is committed to achieving a bright future for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.
  • "This year, World Tourism Day has been designated as a day to focus on inclusive growth through tourism, which is quite poignant," said Deputy Prime MinisterThe Honourable I. Chester Cooper,Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation.
  • "Like many Caribbean destinations, tourism is the heartbeat of The Bahamas and as we say, it is everyone's business.

Galderma and CETAPHIL® Announce Renewed Commitment to Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact Through New Clear Skies Initiative

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Galderma has made great strides to reduce its environmental footprint over the past decade, and Clear Skies outlines the company's journey to embed responsible practices across the business.

Key Points: 
  • Galderma has made great strides to reduce its environmental footprint over the past decade, and Clear Skies outlines the company's journey to embed responsible practices across the business.
  • Clear Skies is set against four key areas in which the organization can make an impact: reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving its communities.
  • Through this strategic initiative, Galderma and CETAPHIL are committed to setting and achieving goals to continue to reduce impact on the environment and contribute to strong communities.
  • Reducing environmental impact: Since 2010, Galderma and CETAPHIL have reduced water consumption by 33% per ton of product, through programs to recycle and reuse it in factories and research facilities.

Galderma and CETAPHIL® Announce Renewed Commitment to Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact Through New Clear Skies Initiative

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma and CETAPHIL®, the #1 U.S. doctor-recommended sensitive skincare brand, are proud to announce the Clear Skies initiative, a long-term commitment to supporting a healthier environment and brighter futures for all. Galderma has made great strides to reduce its environmental footprint over the past decade, and Clear Skies outlines the company's journey to embed responsible practices across the business. Clear Skies is set against four key areas in which the organization can make an impact: reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving its communities.

Key Points: 
  • Clear Skies is set against four key areas in which the organization can make an impact: reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving its communities.
  • Through this strategic initiative, Galderma and CETAPHIL are committed to setting and achieving goals to continue to reduce impact on the environment and contribute to strong communities.
  • Clear Skies will support the company's efforts towards being more sustainable by using fewer resources and creating less waste.
  • Reducing environmental impact: Since 2010, Galderma and CETAPHIL have reduced water consumption by 33% per ton of product, through programs to recycle and reuse it in factories and research facilities.

Hackers help communities combat effects of dangerous floods at Europe's biggest hackathon

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:39am

Team Res-Queue won HackZurich 2021s Xylem Water Challenge with their innovative solution to help people affected by dangerous flooding intensified by climate change.

Key Points: 
  • Team Res-Queue won HackZurich 2021s Xylem Water Challenge with their innovative solution to help people affected by dangerous flooding intensified by climate change.
  • The winning team achieved this over a non-stop 40-hour hackathon event in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • The Res-Queue team developed a decision support system that assigns danger levels to help rescue units optimize their response, using machine learning models based on real-time images and video.
  • As this years devastating floods across Europe showed us, were at a critical time for water, and we need all their passion and ingenuity.

St Kitts and Nevis Furthers International Ties in New Signing of Diplomatic Relations with Egypt

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 6:00am

The document establishes diplomatic relations in the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Key Points: 
  • The document establishes diplomatic relations in the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • During the meeting, Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and his counterpart His Excellency Sameh Shoukry discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperating in easing travel between St Kitts and Nevis and Egypt.
  • Despite being the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, St Kitts and Nevis' international influence exceeds its size.
  • Over the last few decades, St Kitts and Nevis has become a popular destination for foreign investors seeking second citizenship.

St Kitts and Nevis Furthers International Ties in New Signing of Diplomatic Relations with Egypt

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 6:00am

The document establishes diplomatic relations in the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Key Points: 
  • The document establishes diplomatic relations in the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • During the meeting, Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and his counterpart His Excellency Sameh Shoukry discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperating in easing travel between St Kitts and Nevis and Egypt.
  • Despite being the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, St Kitts and Nevis' international influence exceeds its size.
  • Over the last few decades, St Kitts and Nevis has become a popular destination for foreign investors seeking second citizenship.

The Federation of World Peace and Love Celebrates the International Day of Peace with Love and Conscience

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 3:10am

Actions based on love and conscience will be the strongest force for peaceful reform and the best way to maintain long-term peace in the world.

Key Points: 
  • Actions based on love and conscience will be the strongest force for peaceful reform and the best way to maintain long-term peace in the world.
  • She reported that the event was celebrating both the International Day of Peace and the Independence Day of Belize.
  • He also highlighted the importance of conscience in achieving world peace: Conscience is innate and guides us onto the bright path.
  • About the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) : Established in 2000 in the United States by Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, FOWPAL is an international love and peace organization, with members from around the world.