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No Surprise: U.N. Security Council Fails to Take Russia to Task re: Flight MH17

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Security Council was unable to adopt a new resolution today following Russia’s negative vote on a measure that would have established an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.  Members of the […]

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Tragic: Orangutans Face Extinction by Deforestation on Indonesia’s Borneo

New York, N.Y. The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our […]

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The Met Announces Record-breaking 6.3 Million Annual Attendance

New York, N.Y.  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and C.E.O. of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a record 6.3 million people—from the five boroughs of New York City, the local tri-state area, across the United States, and around the world—visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY15). This […]

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Celebrities in the Hamptons Sited at “Super Saturday” Garage Sale

Water Mill, N.Y.  Super Saturday aka The Rolls Royce of Garage Sales, Donna Karan’s brain-child to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), took place for the 18th year in the Hampton hamlet of Water Mill, N.Y. this Saturday.  Celebrities from film, fashion and philanthropy came to support the charity, shop and have fun […]

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Watermill Center Benefit ‘Circus of Stillness… Power Over Wild Beasts’

Watermill, N.Y.  One of my favorite events of the summer is the much anticipated Watermill Center Summer Benefit. This year marked the 22nd year and was named ‘Circus of Stillness… the power over wild beasts” and raised over $1.9 Million to support The Watermill Center’s year round residency and education programs. Performance Artist. Photo: Steve […]

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Ban: ‘We Should be Outraged’ Over Violence Towards Children

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, declared the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, marking the 10th anniversary of a UN Security Council resolution that established a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the use of child soldiers with a strong call for accountability […]

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Three Months After Nepal Quake, Children Still At Risk – UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  Three months after Nepal’s April 25 devastating earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations’s Children Fund (UNICEF). Three children play with a rusted wheelbarrow in the town of Singati, […]

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In Post-Quake Nepal, ‘Emergency Not Over Yet,’ Warns U.N. Relief Official

New York, N.Y.  Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said today. As part of the recovery effort in Nepal, humanitarian agencies are providing cash to […]

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Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

On ‘World Day,’ U.N. Secretary-General Urges Action to Combat Human Trafficking

No Surprise: U.N. Security Council Fails to Take Russia to Task re: Flight MH17