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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]

The signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations

Apr 23, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 22 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks to the media following the Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. More than 165 Member States were expected to attend the signing ceremony, including an estimated 60 Heads of States and Heads of Governments, setting an all-time record for countries signing an international agreement on a single day. Mr. Ban is joined by (from left) Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs of France; François Hollande, President of France; and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on [Read More]

How To Effectively Communicate Climate Change

Dec 10, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 9 – Goodwill Ambassadors Angélique Kidjo and Bianca Jagger joined activists and private sector representatives at a UN Roundtable Discussion on communicating climate change through informal channels in Paris-Le Bourget. In the age of social media there are many ways of communicating climate change and bringing people together, but often there is a lack of action. Finding effective ways of using media to raise awareness around climate change is essential to combating it, as we are all part of the solution.   “We’re seeing that people have limited attention span, they have more choice [Read More]

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