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Cities Raise the Bar for Global AIDS Action

Jun 9, 2016 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Participants in the Global Mayors Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities pose for a group photo, at the main branch of the New York Public Forum, Monday, June 6, 2016. They are, from left: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe; Singer Annie Lennox By Aruna Dutt UNITED NATIONS, June 9 2016 – The New York Public Library, usually a place of peace and quiet, was amplified with the voices of global leaders and activists at The Global Mayors’ Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities on Monday June 6. As 80% of those with HIV AIDS [Read More]

Shakira and the UNICEF Childhood Development

Sep 23, 2015 Celebrities , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its Goodwill Ambassador and international pop star Shakira urged global leaders today September 22 2015 to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in understanding the lasting effects of deprivation and stress on the developing brains of young children. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at an event on “Investing in Early Childhood Development as the Foundation for Sustainable Development,” said “too many countries have yet to make early childhood development a priority.” Ban said “we need to invest more, not just in education, [Read More]

Akon Lighting Africa initiative

May 24, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, May 20 2015 – Press Conference on Stainable Energy for All by Akon and the  International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) On the Photo: (FROM LEFT) Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency, Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Akon, R&B artist and co-founder, Akon Lighting Africa initiative and Sheila Oparaocha Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, New York, USA, May 20 2015 – Akon, American R&B artist and co-founder of Akon Lighting Africa initiative, speaks during a press conference on Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments at UN headquarters On the Photo: [Read More]

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