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Comic Book Release: Protecting Life Below Water with Annie Sunbeam

Jun 2, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  by Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, June 1 2017 –  Annie Sunbeam, an interplanetary superhero, is the main character of the latest comic book from Comics Uniting Nations, an initiative created to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through comics.   “The Annie Sunbeam and Friends Comic takes on the critical issue of preserving the oceans and protecting marine life,“ Debbie Margolis-Horwitz, Executive Producer of Kreative Kontent, told Europa Newswire.   The Comics Uniting Nations book Annie Sunbeam and Friends, Protecting Life Below Water promotes SDG #14, which is Life Below Water. The story focuses on damages people do [Read More]

8 Billion in new Funding to Help 22.5 Million People in Syria

Jan 12, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to Member States for nearly USD 8 billion in new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region. The appeal comprises two main elements: help for an anticipated 4.7 million refugees in neighboring countries by the end of 2016 as well as 4 million people in communities hosting them, and support for 13.5 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria itself. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2016 covers the activities of some 200 partners including UN agencies, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in Turkey, Lebanon, [Read More]

Veterans Day Parade 2014

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Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Former New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, is the Grand Marshal of the 2014 America’s Veterans  Day Parade. “I accept this honor on behalf of all my brother and sister veterans, those like me, who were able to come back to a rewarding life, those who came back sorely wounded, or those who never came back,” Kelly said. “I especially want to honor those who combined service to our nation with service to our city, the veterans in the NYPD, the Finest of the Finest. “It is [Read More]

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