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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]

Daniela Mercury, Wife Malu Verçosa Mercury on LGBTI Rights at UN

Nov 21, 2015 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 20 2015 At a special event on LGBTI rights in Latin America, Senior UN adviser on LGBT rights Charles Radcliffe, said that while   “some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place” in the region, “some of the highest levels of hate crimes, prejudice and stigma” are also taking place. “A lot of people are surprised when they hear about the enormous progress that has been made in many countries in Latin America. Some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place. Very innovative new social [Read More]

Steuben Parade 2015: Guest Of Honor Sent Home Early

Sep 20, 2015 Celebrities , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz NEW YORK, Sept. 20 – Saturday Sept. 19 marked the highlight of the annual German-American friendship month: For the 58th time, the renowned Steuben Parade was celebrated on Fifth Avenue. “It was amazing. It’s the first time I have ever been in a New York City parade and so then coming and be a Grand Marshal was pretty special,” Contessa Brewer told Europa Newswires. Actor John Ratzenberger, politician Klaus Wowereit and TV host Contessa Brewer were this year’s Grand Marshals, prominent guests of honour who traditionally open the Parade. Hundreds of traditional German and German-American organizations pilgrimaged [Read More]

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