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ECOSOC celebrates its 70th anniversary: “Keep working for development, after the 2030 agenda”

Jan 24, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

NEW YORK, 24 January, 2016 – 70th birthday for the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC on January 23, 2016. The UN organ established under the United Nations Charter in 1945, became operative the following year. In the seven decades since its creation, it has committed to remove the root causes of war, degradation, as well as socio-economic gap between all people. “We have a rich history in ECOSOC, but the bar has been raised”, Council’s President Oh Joon commented during a the commemoration held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. He also stressed the results so far achieved [Read More]

Winter Storm Jonas Pounding Queens

Jan 23, 2016 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Queens, New York, USA, January 23 2016 – Nurses from Queens General Hospital on the way home from the NiteShift get stuck on an plowed side street of Jamaica. Winter Storm Jonas will continue bringing snow till 5pm Saturday afternoon and is expected to dump close to two feet of snow in the suburbs of New York City. Nurses from Queens General Hospital on the way home from the Nite Shift get stuck on an plowed side street of Jamaica. Winter Storm Jonas will continue bringing snow till 5pm Saturday afternoon and is expected to dump close to two feet [Read More]

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vision Zero Press Conference

Jan 20, 2016 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Mayor announces $115 million in new capital funds to build on Vision Zero progress, including Safe Routes to Schools and traffic calming measures on key thoroughfares; City also piloting new initiative to test safer left turn designs   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD Transportation Chief Thomas Chan today announced that under the city’s Vision Zero program, 2015 was officially the safest year on New York City streets since record-keeping began in 1910.   The Mayor pledged to take Vision Zero further in 2016 by unveiling $115 million in new capital investment for [Read More]

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