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Human Rights Day: U.N. Declaration’s 20th Anniversary

New York, N.Y.  Honoring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials today mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Human Rights [...]

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Int’l. Volunteer Day: Ban Highlights Youth as Change Agents

New York, N.Y.  “There are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world today, with incredible potential to tackle challenges and act as agents of change,” he said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 5 December. “When young people volunteer, the opportunity provides them with valuable life and job skills; it strengthens their capacity [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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Virginia’s House of Hope Presents Carnegie Hall Benefit for NYC Kids

New York, N.Y.  This year’s Virginia House of Hope Charity Concert will mark its sixth year of production.  The concert will take place on December 4, 2013 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 7pm. There will be a reception with live music, open bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres right after the concert. [...]

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Happy Birthday: Marking 68 Years of the U.N.

New York, N.Y.  Marking the 68th birthday of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the annual celebration offers a chance to recognize the invaluable contributions of the Organization to peace and common progress. UN Photo/Logan Abassi. “It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world,” [...]

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U.N.: Hand-Washing Can Cut Half Million Deaths Annually

New York, N.Y.  From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children are today taking part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving home the message that the simple use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill 1,400 children under five every day. In [...]

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U.N. to D.R.: Don’t Let Haitian-Dominicans Lose Nationality

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights office this week urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling. Last week the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council Celebrates 15 Years in NYC

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) turns 15 in the fall of 2013 under the leadership of Aroon Shivdasani.  This secular, non-profit, volunteer-driven arts organization has achieved scores of noteworthy milestones in the decade and a half of its existence. IAAC is the first and only Indian Arts Council in the U.S. representing all [...]

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Much Ado Over the Freedom to Love–LGBT bias rears ugly head over upcoming Pink Dot event in Singapore

Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Step Forward For Orphans Day Held in Washington

Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?