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Cities Raise the Bar for Global AIDS Action

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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]

World Habitat Day

Oct 6, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, October 05 2015: Marking World Habitat Day, which is observed every year on the first Monday of October, top United Nations officials today urged the creation of “Public spaces for all.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that in recent years the development discourse “has increasingly recognized the role of urbanization in achieving sustainability.” The 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he said, “reflect an international consensus that sustainable urbanization can play a transformational role.” This is most clearly reflected in goal eleven, to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.” The Secretary-General also highlighted the Sustainable [Read More]

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