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Striving for ‘near zero’ malaria deaths

UNITED NATIONS – In advance of World Malaria Day today, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, hosted a working lunch on Monday to discuss the status of international efforts to reach “near-zero” malaria-related deaths. Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Thomas Teuscher, moderated a conversation among representatives from The Global […]

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Mayors clamor for a voice at Rio+20

UNITED NATIONS - At a high-level meeting of sub-national government leaders and representatives from the World Bank and other institutions with a stake in Rio+20, delegates unanimously clamored for a more prominent role in sustainability and climate change talks. In light of rapid global urbanization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of cities, insisting that “our […]

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Youth + Media drive social awareness

NEW YORK – “The media” is often presented as a monolithic, vaguely sinister entity that is as likely to exacerbate conflicts as it is resolve them. The United Nations Alliance for Civilizations (UNAOC) however, has confidence in the media’s ability to favorably shape global public opinion and policy. “We come from the side that says media […]