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[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 09:25
Is there a conflict between the green agenda and the poor? The green agenda is future-oriented after all, while the poor need help right away. MIT has produced a chart that shows what the two groups have in common--and where their differences lie. Both are concerned with we interact with nature. Both want to make our lives better. But in some areas, there could be conflict: one group may need... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:24
November 21 - 27 marks the Road Safety Week organised by the accident-prevention charity, Brake. Focusing on the theme, "Too Young to Die," this year's event seeks to raise awareness of how to improve road safety...and the charity has materials to get you started. These include an introductory guide to teaching road safety, online games for early years and primary, and videos suitable for use... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:06
Mercy Housing has started construction on Bluff Lake Apartment Homes, an affordable housing project that will house 92 families. Designed by KTGY Group Inc., the $11.5 million project is located at the intersection of East 31st Avenue and Hanover Street in Stapleton. Half of the apartments will be dedicated to helping families in transition as part of Denver's Road Home initiative to end... Read more

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