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At UN on Nelson Mandela Day, Forest Whitaker Praises Path of Resistance As Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Speeches Recalled

Jul 18, 2018 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation and SDG Global Advocate, makes remarks during the annual observance of Nelson Mandela International Day. The 2018 observance marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth (18 July 1918) today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   by Kurt Wheelock UNITED NATIONS, July 18 — On Nelson Mandela Day at the UN, actor Forest Whitaker told the audience that Mandela “took the path of resistance and paid the price for it.” He compared Mandela to Gandhi and Martin Luther King, calling each a “beacon of courage.” The UN [Read More]

At UN For Earth Day, Climate Hero Comic Book By 21-Year Old From India Is Celebrated, 2015 Chennai Floods Turned Into Art

Apr 20, 2018 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 19 2018 – Sona Sridhar, 21-year-old artist from India, winner of the first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest launching her comic book on climate change during the Event entitled “Youth Power the Planet: an SDG Activate Talk to Celebrate Earth Day” on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day (22 April) today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   By Kurt Wheelock To celebrate Earth Day 2018, on April 19 at the United Nations there was the distribution of a comic book by Sona Sridhar, a 21-year-old artist from [Read More]

UN Economic Impact Report: NYC Proud to Host the Largest Diplomatic Community in the World

Dec 7, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, 7 December 2016 – The 2016 UN Economic Impact Report has been launched at the UN Headquarters this week. The analysis of the UN’s tremendous impact on the City of New York, based on the year 2014, is part of the initiative The New Yorkness of the UN, a program of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “The presence of the UN Community in New York City is a testament to our status as a global center,“ said Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “It is an honor [Read More]

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