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Global Defence Training Simulation Markets 2020: Post-Pandemic Growth Opportunity Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:47am

The "Simulation in Defence Training - Post-Pandemic Growth Opportunity" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Simulation in Defence Training - Post-Pandemic Growth Opportunity" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • While the medical community can look at previous pandemics to help model their countermeasures, economists are examining the 2008-2009 global financial crisis for comparison.
  • The IMF anticipates a return to growth of 5.8% in 2021, presuming "economic activity normalizes, helped by [government] policy support".
  • As defence spending is driven by annual budgets, it is will remain resilient to drastic short-term falls in the GDP.

"HealthBuddy COVID-19" Mobile App Now Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM's new 'HealthBuddy COVID-19' chatbot app developed by the United Nations Children's Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Key Points: 
  • WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM's new 'HealthBuddy COVID-19' chatbot app developed by the United Nations Children's Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.
  • The app will launch across Europe with English and Russian language capabilities.
  • WHY:As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives, access to relevant and reliable facts remains vital to support emergency risk communications and promote protective and preventive behaviors at the community and individual levels.
  • EPAM's global teams serve customers in more than 30 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

FPF Submits Feedback and Comments on UNICEF’s Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.

Key Points: 
  • Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.
  • The draft policy guidance outlines nine requirements for child-centered AI, including to:

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  • In the feedback and comments, FPF encouraged UNICEF to adopt an approach that accounts for the diversity of childhood experiences across countries and contexts.
  • FPF will continue to provide expertise and insight on child and student privacy, AI, and ethics to agencies, governments, and corporations to promote the best interests of children.

International Myeloma Foundation 14th Annual Comedy Celebration Goes Virtual In 2020, Featuring "Everybody Loves Raymond" Cast Reunion Hosted By Ray Romano On October 23 At 9 PM ET

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

The IMF 14th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Key Points: 
  • The IMF 14th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
  • It is particularly special for the organization this year, as October marks the IMF's 30-year anniversary.
  • For the 14th year, Loraine Alterman Boyle serves as Event Chair for the annual IMF Comedy Celebration in honor of her late husband.
  • For additional information, please contact Kevin Burke at Extension PR, 310-405-3226 or kburke@extensionpr.com
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World Leaders Unite in Their Response to COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:15am

Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Key Points: 
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together calls on world leaders to unite in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other imminent and long-term threats to population health and the global economy.
  • It is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the first of which Health: A Political Choice called for UHC.
  • View Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together online at https://bit.ly/HAPC2020
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"The education of the future implies abandoning traditional approaches," says UNICEF expert at Ismael Cala Foundation forum

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 3:41am

They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).

Key Points: 
  • They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).
  • The UNICEF expert for Latin America and the Caribbean also explained that "education must have a holistic approach: early childhood, physical and mental health, and education itself."
  • "We have adapted necessary methodologies to a virtual education model, empowering students to integrate into the use of new paradigms.
  • ICF's 2020 II Forum "Emotional Intelligence: a Path for Peace and Quality Education," will be held on November 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Both Ends Believing and IACHR Partner to Promote the Right of All Children to Have a Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.

Key Points: 
  • The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.
  • UNICEF estimates that around 250,000 children are deprived of family care in Latin America and are currently living in public and private institutions.
  • In its thematic report on "The Right of Boys and Girls to a Family" , the IACHR called on countries to put an end to the institutionalization of children in the Americas.
  • Both Ends Believing was founded in January 2010 as a 501(c)(3) organization to promote systemic change for vulnerable children.

Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization's 2020 CSU Awards Gala Honors Champions of Cities

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:30pm

Dr.Talal Abu-Ghazaleh,founder of TAG Global and Chairman of the CSU Advisory Committee.

Key Points: 
  • Dr.Talal Abu-Ghazaleh,founder of TAG Global and Chairman of the CSU Advisory Committee.
  • The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization is a New York-based non-for-profit organization, accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • CSU organizes and participates in conferences globally at UN Headquarters, UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, Habitat III and the Center for Architecture of New York.
  • An integrated holistic approach across all sectors is an essential prerequisite for the cities of tomorrow.

Movista, USATF partner to use technology to log health screenings

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Movista's Project Health technology gives USATF a trackable way to log health screenings, ensuring users reduce the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • Movista's Project Health technology gives USATF a trackable way to log health screenings, ensuring users reduce the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.
  • All data is available to the company in real-time for compliance reporting both internally or to public health organizations.
  • USATF will be health screening all HQ and High Performance Facility employees daily using the CORE by Movista app.
  • Through the Project Health initiative, Movista is helping protect safety and compliance while simplifying reporting in this rapidly changing environment.

DGAP-News: Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) to Host a Webinar on Making Deals Post Covid-19

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:11pm

Out of the 37 countries escaping recession this year, 22 are Africans according to the IMF's latest forecasts.

Key Points: 
  • Out of the 37 countries escaping recession this year, 22 are Africans according to the IMF's latest forecasts.
  • Post Covid-19, Africa will remain the fastest growing region in the world, and one where a new world also means new deals.
  • The event will be exploring the deals that are set to shape up the post-Covid-19 German-African economic and business relations.
  • Register for the webinar here: https://africaoilandpower.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ITq_FuNJQu-b4u98JR...
    About the Germany Africa Business Forum:
    The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) is a private think tank whose goal is to strengthen investment ties between Germany and Africa.