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At One Year, The Bauer Fund Raises Cash, Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness

New York, N.Y.  One year ago this week, my friend and high school classmate informed me that his son had taken his own life. Not the call I wanted to get – and sure as hell not the call he wanted to make. With news that just makes the world stand still. News that alters […]

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Health Agency Urges Speeding Up Efforts on (NCD) Diseases

New York, N.Y. Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes and lung disease – the leading causes of death among the elderly – the United Nations health agency today said.                                       […]

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France: UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Crowds Celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

New York, N.Y. Senior officials from across the United Nations family today condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, calling for stepped up efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism. Members of the Security Council observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the 14 July terrorist attack in Nice, France. UN Photo/Manuel […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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Global Food Prices Rose in June; Wheat Harvest Outlook Robust

New York, N.Y. Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.                       Wheat supplies are expected to grow. Here, a combine harvester at work in […]

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U.N. Agencies Team Up To Protect Culture With Geo-Spatial Technology

New York, N.Y. Two United Nations agencies have signed an agreement to protect cultural and natural heritage sites by using the latest geo-spatial technologies, including a satellite imaging system. Destruction shown in April 2016 at the World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO The strategic partnership between the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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Rights Expert Praises Media to Shine Light on Homeless in San Francisco

New York, N.Y. The United Nations human rights expert on housing today commended a large media initiative in the US city of San Francisco aimed at bringing the issue of homelessness to the forefront of discussions and encourage civil engagement. U.N. Photo: Mark Garten “The portrayal of homeless people in the media has a significant […]

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3rd Annual Healing Heroes Ride Scheduled for October 1, 2016

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