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Leonardo DiCaprio is the newly appointed UN Messenger of Peace

Sep 27, 2014 Celebrities, News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon designated  the Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist earlier last week as a MOP (Messenger of Peace) with a special focus on climate change. Speaking to reporters, DiCaprio said : “This is no small task as we all know it’s going to have to involve the largest movement – I think as we were discussing – in human history, but we are at a pivotal turning point. We are seeing the effects of rapid climate change happening every week in the news.” “To be bestowed this honor to be able to speak and have a [Read More]

The New York People’s Climate March

Sep 27, 2014 News, Secretary General , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire An estimated 300,000 people have taken to the streets of New York City to highlight concerns about a lack of international action to stop climate change. The People’s Climate March is part of a worldwide campaign to persuade global leaders to act decisively on the issue. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon told the Press: “I am overwhelmed by such a strong power, energy and voice of people – I hope this voice will be truly reflected to the leaders when they meet on September 23rd. Climate change is defining issue of our time [Read More]

UNAIDS New Goodwill Ambassador Victoria Beckham Visit UN

Sep 26, 2014 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed leading fashion designer Victoria Beckham as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement was made at a special event held during the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York. “I have supported many AIDS charities over the years. I’ve been a patron to Elton John’s AIDS foundation for over 20 years. So, I have always been involved, but in the background; and when I was lucky enough to visit South Africa a few months ago, it changed how I feel. It really did, and I came home thinking I have [Read More]

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