Tag Archives: European Union

‘Great Green Wall’ Initiative to Combat Climate Change in Africa

New York, N.Y. At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) under way in Marrakech, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in the launch of a ground breaking map of restoration opportunities to combat climate change in Africa, an area being called the ‘Great Green Wall.’ A farmer transporting hay to Tera weekly market, […]

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Vote to Leave E.U., Ban Says U.N. to Work with ‘Important Partners’

New York, N.Y. Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca “The Secretary-General expects the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies to Quake-Hit Nepal

New York, N.Y.  Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the […]

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From the U.N. to the E.U.: Strengthening Voices for Democracy

New York, N.Y.  Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. Malians cast their votes for the 2013 presidential elections at the Ecole de la Republique in Bamako. Photo MINUSMA/Marco […]

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Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthquake of January 12 I will be on the ground — to stay — with our international team. We are ready and able to roll-out a real, integrated, […]

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