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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At The University of Georgia Constitution Day 2017
9/19/2017 10:00:00 AM
Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen listened to Dr. Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School speak about how the Philadelphia convention of 1787 completed and signed the U.S.
Still no real progress one year after landmark UN refugees pledge
Still no real progress one year after landmark UN refugees pledge
9/18/2017 5:49:34 AM
One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting the goals of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Oxfam said.
Public Talk on ‘Compassionate Ethics and Interdependence’ in the Theatre Vittorio Emamuele
Public Talk on ‘Compassionate Ethics and Interdependence’ in the Theatre Vittorio Emamuele
9/18/2017 5:44:36 AM
The city of Messina is a short drive up the Sicilian coast from Taormina. The Mayor, Renato Accorinti was there this morning to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama and accompany him directly onto the stage of the Vittorio Emanuele Theatre.
Politics before the Rise of the Internet
Politics before the Rise of the Internet
9/13/2017 6:20:46 PM
Before the internet became a major source of information, people learned about the government through traditional print media and television. Having served as a state legislator in Hawaii, Jim Shon fully knows how the scene works.
Action Thriller “Traffick Stop” Wins Reader’s Choice Award
Action Thriller “Traffick Stop” Wins Reader’s Choice Award
9/12/2017 8:01:51 PM
Times Square Publishing announced today that Author Kenneth Eade’s novel, “Traffick Stop,” has taken a silver medal in the Fiction Action category.  “Traffick Stop,” is the fourth installment of the Paladine Political Thriller Series, whose first novel of the series, “Paladine,” was a finalist in the Publisher’s Weekly Book Life Prize, and a current finalist for a 2017 RONE …
ONE 2017 DATA Report
ONE 2017 DATA Report
9/12/2017 3:11:26 AM
• African countries receiving a declining share of global resources • Failure to invest in Africa’s youth will lead to widespread joblessness and instability and threaten the Sustainable Development Goals, report warns • ONE calls for doubling of financing to drive African development The world’s poorest are receiving a declining share of global …
Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes – UNICEF, IOM
Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes – UNICEF, IOM
9/12/2017 3:07:03 AM
Migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking – UNICEF and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, said today in a new report.
Ameren Abandons Commitment, Denies its Customers Lower Electricity Bills
Ameren Abandons Commitment, Denies its Customers Lower Electricity Bills
9/12/2017 3:01:07 AM
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved Ameren’s proposed energy efficiency plan, which falls drastically short of the goals the utility agreed to last year as part of the Future Energy Jobs Act.
Twentieth Anniversary of Children in Crossfire
Twentieth Anniversary of Children in Crossfire
9/11/2017 12:05:09 PM
His Holiness the Dalai Lama flew from India to London, arriving just as a downpour came to an end and the sun came out. This morning he took off again under blue skies to make the short flight to Derry, Northern Ireland, where it was raining once more.
Geneva: As global arms trade surges, states greenlight reckless, harmful deals
Geneva: As global arms trade surges, states greenlight reckless, harmful deals
9/11/2017 5:45:52 AM
• Diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss landmark Arms Trade Treaty • Several countries may be breaking treaty obligations with reckless deals • UK, France and Italy among states supplying abusive governments More than four years after the United Nations (UN) voted to adopt a landmark treaty to regulate the international arms trade, major arms exporters …
Digital Revolutions in Public Finance: Visionaries, Plumbers & Architects
Digital Revolutions in Public Finance: Visionaries, Plumbers & Architects
9/8/2017 4:21:59 PM
Remarks by Vitor Gaspar, Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, at the plenary session “Digitalization of Public Finance: International Experience and Domestic Features” during the Moscow Financial Forum “Financial Systems of the 21st Century Competitive Economy: Challenges and Solutions.” We have examples of successful interactions between policymakers and …
Encyclopedia Explores How Human Behavior Affects Global Politics
Encyclopedia Explores How Human Behavior Affects Global Politics
9/7/2017 4:24:00 AM
A new encyclopedia edited by Georgetown professor Fathali Moghaddam takes a close look at the psychology of political decision-making by leaders of democracies as well as dictators around the world.
Marriott’s Statement on DACA
Marriott’s Statement on DACA
9/6/2017 6:43:39 AM
Marriott International has long supported a holistic approach to immigration reform to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, which includes support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Ending DACA Should Spark Congressional Action on Immigration Reform, Says CTA
Ending DACA Should Spark Congressional Action on Immigration Reform, Says CTA
9/6/2017 4:59:31 AM
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Preserving DACA is the right thing to do.
Libya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants
Libya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants
9/4/2017 6:57:29 PM
 Libyan authorities must immediately end the arbitrary detention of  refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, decrying the dire, unhealthy, and abusive conditions in detention centers.
Iran New oil Contracts Invalidate US Pressures
Iran New oil Contracts Invalidate US Pressures
9/4/2017 6:38:56 PM
He said another policy that his Ministry was pursuing was diversifying the range of contractors – what he said would help protect the country’s oil industry against US pressures.  "We should not rely only on Europe," Zanganeh stated in an interview.
UNESCO names laureates from Thailand and Peru for its 2017 Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
UNESCO names laureates from Thailand and Peru for its 2017 Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
9/4/2017 3:38:41 PM
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has announced the names of the two laureates for the 2017 edition of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.
Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence
Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence
9/4/2017 12:20:28 PM
Barefoot and running for her life, Rohingya Dilara, 20, reached Bangladesh in recent days clutching her young son, her family torn apart by violence in Myanmar.
HHS increases presence and resources to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey
HHS increases presence and resources to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey
9/1/2017 5:25:52 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continues to expand its presence in the regions damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, HHS staff has treated more than 1,000 patients.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Government must deliver on pledge to end child mining labour by 2025
Democratic Republic of Congo: Government must deliver on pledge to end child mining labour by 2025
9/1/2017 5:18:09 PM
In response to the commitment made this week by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to eliminate child labour in the mining sector by 2025, Seema Joshi, head of Business and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said: “This commitment could mark a significant step on the road towards eradicating the scourge of children as young seven working in the …