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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:56
An interesting development in tackling climate change is being showcased in exhibitions and side events at the on-going COP-17 in Durban: electric cars. Yesterday, BMW became the first car group to bring "e-mobility" to South African (SA) roads, with a series of Mini E road shows to start in the first half of next year to gain information about customer e-mobility requirements and to highlight... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:39
In an effort to integrate and develop an acceptable sustainable housing policy, Mexico's National Housing Commission (CONAVI), has developed cross-cutting programs that are being presented at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa. In order to foster the growth of a green housing market in sustainable urban developments and promote the densification of cities by leveraging... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:27
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to promote World AIDS Day Dec. 1, providing a chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero:” Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Despite advances in the understanding of HIV and AIDS, World AIDS Day is a reminder that the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:06
This week, delegates from nearly 200 countries descend on Durban, South Africa, for COP17, the latest round of global climate talks. Hundreds of African activists – farmers, environmental scientists, youth leaders – have travelled by bus from Burundi to South Africa in a Caravan of Hope to raise awareness of the impact climate change is already having on the continent. But what will all the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:37
BERLIN/GENEVA, 21 November 2011—A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), released today shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership and results. The report also shows that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels since the peak of the epidemic. New HIV... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:32
GENEVA, 27 November 2011—The unprecedented results and progress achieved by the global AIDS response in 2011 must be sustained and accelerated. Latest data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels and more than 6.6 million people now have access to HIV treatment. Greater investments in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:01
World AIDS Day this year is about “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Backed by the United Nations the “Getting to Zero” campaign runs until 2015 and builds on last year’s successful World AIDS Day “Light for Rights” initiative encompassing a range of vital issues identified by key affected populations.”The potential for creative,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:55
Thursday, December 1, marks the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day, commemorating the 25 million people around the world who have died from the disease since it was discovered in 1981. All week long, Boston University (BU) student groups on campus are sponsoring events to draw attention to the worldwide epidemic and to educate people about the transmission of HIV and the importance of safe sexual... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:35
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and UN-HABITAT on Tuesday launched a USD 33,000 program that will provide sanitation and access to clean water to over 20 selected schools in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The program aims to provide rainwater harvesting, basic sanitation and hygiene awareness as well as expand access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and to promote behavioral change in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:27
In a rare visit to the Somali capital by a senior United Nations official, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, announced on Thursday that she had secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to end the recruitment of children by the Transitional Federal Government. "Completion of an action plan... Read more

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