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Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” said Mr. Ban. “I [...]

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U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed to Combat Ebola Outbreak

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially.” “This is not just a health crisis; it has grave humanitarian, economic and social [...]

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Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

New York, N.Y.  Remembering all those who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and, later, Nagasaki, some 69 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the atrocious memories of that tragedy must inspire new generations to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. “This solemn commemoration connects memories of a tragic past with [...]

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Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding

Smithtown, N.Y.  Neighbor wars begin when good intentions go bad. One of the hardest situations is that of an animal hoarder.  Guardians of Rescue are no strangers to this often-silent epidemic. According to the Animal Planet, approximately 250,000 cases of animal hoarding are reported annually; unfortunately, many cases remain unreported, leaving animals to suffer in cramped [...]

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Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.   Tweet

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Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

New York, N.Y.  Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday that marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, but violence broke out in the Philippines and observances were somber in the Gaza war zone. Celebrating Eid alAdha at the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. About [...]

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

Secretary-General Meets Palestinian President Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine in Doha, Qatar. 20 July 2014 Doha, Qatar Photo # 595417 Tweet

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Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?

New York, N.Y.  Whether you are a curator, artist, serious art collector or just someone who wants to learn more about art, you can now explore, collect and share visual art online through new digital platform Curiator.  Launched in April 2014 by founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer, Curiator allows users to build a personal, digital [...]

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Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed to Combat Ebola Outbreak

Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding

Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities