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Vote on the Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

Feb 28, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, 28 February 2017 – Nikki R. Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN during the Security Council meeting on Syria use of Chemical weapons on there Civilian Population today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, February 28 2017 A resolution imposing sanctions regarding the use and production of chemical weapons in Syria was rejected by the Security Council today as Russia and China vetoed the draft. After the vote, United States Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Council Russia and China had made “an outrageous and indefensible choice today” [Read More]

New UN Campaign: Happiness Day with the Smurfs

Feb 27, 2017 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 2017 – The UN, UNICEF and the UN Foundation announced the launch of a new campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cooperation with Sony Pictures’ The Smurfs. The campaign is called Small Smurfs, Big Goals and will be linked to the International Day of Happiness celebrated 20 March. The Smurfs will raise awareness around the SDGs and educate a young audience on what they can do to support the seventeen Global Goals. The message is that as a team, anyone, even a small Smurf, can achieve big goals. Last year, [Read More]

HeForShe at the NY Toy Fair: Boy Story Releases Boy Dolls

Feb 18, 2017 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz NEW YORK / UNITED NATIONS, 18 February 2017 – The company Boy Story from Florida developed a boy doll that is aimed at both girls and boys to transform the way children engage in imaginative pretend play. In cooperation with UN Women’s HeForShe movement, the company created boy dolls in order to help boys boost their emotional intelligence and work towards gender equality from an early childhood stage. “Emotional intelligence is a very important skill that many parents are focused on right now, because we’ve seen that especially boys when they grow up are lacking in those [Read More]

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