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Dr. Margaret Chan & Michael Bloomberg: Political Will Needed to Win Fight Against Noncommunicable Diseases

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Originally posted on WHO

Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.

National Geographic Channel to Host 50 Voter Registration Events and Screenings of Leonardo Dicaprio's 'BEFORE THE FLOOD' Doc at U.S Colleges

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In a release tied to National Voter Registration Day on September 27, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel has announced a dynamic new partnership with Rock the Vote and theSkimm to educate new voters about climate change ahead of this year's U.S. Presidential Election. At more than 50 college campuses nationwide, Nat Geo will host screenings of its new documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio's personal journey detailing the effects of climate change on the planet. The screenings will double as voter registration events, engaging Americans to exercise their right to vote.

Bloomberg & Pritzker: Africa Could Be the Great Economic Success of This Century

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Originally posted on Huffington Post.

Michael R Bloomberg
Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP

Sec. Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Nat Geo Announces Earth Week, Premieres New Season of 'years of Living Dangerously,' Unveils 'Before the Flood' Trailer

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At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series "Years of Living Dangerously" and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's critically acclaimed documentary "Before the Flood."

Here's a recap of what National Geographic announced and presented at Climate Week NYC 2016:

Footprints and Handprints: The Journey to Measure our Full Impact Begins

By John Schulz, Director of Sustainability Integration, AT&T
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One year ago this month, the United Nations adopted a new group of 17 global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals. To say that the goals are ambitious is an understatement. Goals like “no poverty,” “zero-hunger,” “ensure inclusive and quality education for all,” and “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,” target some of the most significant challenges of our time.  

CEOs and World Leaders Meet at United Nations to Activate Private Sector on Refugee and Migrant Crisis

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NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, more than 350 chief executives, Heads of State and Government, UN and civil society leaders gathered at the United Nations for the annual UN Private Sector Forum to discuss the role of business in advancing sustainable development and the important link between achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and preventing global instability.

UN Global Compact Launches Next-Generation Business Solutions to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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New York, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, the UN Global Compact will announce four new platforms – in partnership with GRI, Monday Morning/Sustainia, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Volans – to help shape the next generation of sustainable development initiatives and partnerships for business.

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

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GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 

GM Facilities Across the Globe Take Action on World Environment Day

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General Motors’ commitment to sustainability is shared by its facilities around the world. To celebrate this collective mission to protect the earth and serve communities, GM rallied employees to take action to support World Environment Day, a global movement organized by the United Nations. Sixty-two GM manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities organized environmental outreach activities.

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