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Illicit Wildlife Trafficking

Jul 31, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, July 30 2015 Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.” Through the new resolution, the Assembly expressed serious concern over the steady rise in the level of rhino poaching and the alarmingly high levels of killings of elephants in Africa, which threaten those species with local extinction and, in some cases, with global extinction. [Read More]

Colombian Independence Day Parade of New York

Jul 26, 2015 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by: Yvone Varela/EuropaNewswire JACKSON HEIGHTS(QUEENS), New York, USA, July 26 2015 — ( By Albin Lohr-Jones/EuropaNewswire ) – Thousands of Colombian-Americans and New Yorkers of all backgrounds converged on Queens today to celebrate the 15th Annual Colombian Independence Day Parade. The parade, a popular summer event in the ethnically-rich borough, drew dozens of participating groups from Colombian communities throughout the Metro area, members of the diplomatic corps, local politicians including City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and numerous Colombian celebrities. The parade is convened annually to mark the anniversary of Colombia’s Declaration of Independence on July 20th, 1810 which established a [Read More]

United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

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United Nations, New York, USA, July 24 2015 – General Assembly marked Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) with an informal meeting, including the award of the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, recognizing the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, justice and reconciliation and his dedication to the service of humanity. The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal, attended the meeting to receive the Prize. On the Photo: Dr. Ndume, Jesse Jackson, Ruhakana Rugunda Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United Nations General Assembly Friday marked Nelson Mandela International Day – which is observed [Read More]

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