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In the 21st Century and new Millennium, Nations great and small must – as never before – intently focus on the full spectrum of Humanitarian and Environmental concerns that affect every facet of life globally.    

 

Although the world has become smaller, more technologically advanced and interconnected, bigger and unprecedented challenges  are constant reminders that our world must be "secured, improved and sustained"  far into the future for all of Humanity including our planetary environment.

Regarding our world and the 

much needed 

WORK TO BE DONE,

“Partnerships” 

 

are . . .

“The Way to the Future!”

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In 2015, world leaders agreed to 

17 Sustainable Development Goals

for a better world by 2030

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1st SDG [Progress] Summit  24 - 25 September 2019: 

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Special Announcements

 EMERGENCY

ANNOUNCEMENT

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  • Today, WHO and our partners are publishing a detailed strategic plan and investment case for the urgent scale-up phase of the (ACT) Accelerator, building on the success of the start-up phase. 

  • By the end of next year, the ACT Accelerator aims to deliver 2 billion doses of vaccine; 245 million courses of treatment; and 500 million diagnostic tests to low- and middle-income countries. 

  • The number of countries joining the COVAX facility grows every day. As of today, 67 high-income countries have formally joined and another 34 are expected to sign, joining 92 lower-income countries who are eligible for financial support through Gavi. 

  • The current financing gap for the ACT Accelerator stands at 35 billion dollars. Of the 35 billion dollars, 15 billion dollars is needed immediately to exploit the ACT-A progress to fund research and development, scale up manufacturing, secure procurement and strengthen delivery systems. 

"The ACT Accelerator is an unprecedented global effort.  Of course, realizing its vision needs investment.

The current financing gap for the ACT Accelerator stands at US$35 billion.  US$35 billion is a lot of money. But in the context of arresting a global pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery, it’s a bargain.

To put it in perspective, US$35 billion is less than 1% of what G20 governments have already committed to domestic economic stimulus packages.

Or to put it another way, it’s roughly equivalent to what the world spends on cigarettes every 2 weeks.

Of the US$35 billion, US$15 billion is needed immediately to fund research and development, scale up manufacturing, secure procurement and strengthen delivery systems.

Normally these steps are done sequentially. We’re doing them all at the same time, so that as soon as a product is ready to go, we can get it to the people who need it immediately.

We are not asking for an act of charity. We are asking for an investment in the global recovery.

The economic benefits from restoring international travel and trade alone would repay this investment very quickly.

Next Wednesday [30 September 2020], world leaders will meet virtually for a high-level side event during the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the work of the ACT Accelerator, and to call for the financial commitments to realize its promise.

The window of opportunity is now. We must act now, and act together to end COVID-19.

I thank you."

Read Full Text Courtesy, WHO - COVID-19  25 September 2020

WHO UPDATE: September 28, 2020  

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During National and Global COVID-19 pandemic . . .

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WHO declares the new coronavirus

outbreak a Public Health Emergency

of International Concern

January 30, 2020

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Learn more / get latest UPDATES & INFO

on the following web page:

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Opening remarks of the Secretary-General's appeal for global ceasefire - 23 March 2020

. . . This is crucial . . . 

To help create corridors for life-saving aid. To open precious windows for diplomacy.  To bring hope to places among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.  

 

Let us take inspiration from coalitions and dialogue slowly taking shape among rival parties in some parts to enable joint approaches to COVID-19.  But we need much more. 

End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world. 

It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now. 

That is what our human family needs, now more than ever.  

Important Reminder on . . .

Human Rights and COVID-19

Response and Recovery

23 April 2020

Learn more at:

HELPING HANDS:

UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

29 March 2020

Courtesy, United Nations - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by

the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the

Organization’s Headquarters

In a statement, Mr. Guterres said that the face masks stored in United Nations facilities, were part of UN stocks, deemed surplus to requirements.  The UN chief praised medical professionals in New York City who, he said, have been working “courageously, selflessly, and tirelessly in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the boroughs,” in a reference to the five boroughs into which the City is administratively divided (Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island).

Text Courtesy, United Nations

Let's All Support Global Health Workers

During this Global Health Emergency!

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CORONA VIRUS: [COVID-19]

An Important Scientific Question?

In terms of our Solar System . . .

What does the word "corona" mean?

March 20, 2020

Must See Video

Video Courtesy, NATO - #NATO #WeAreNATO #Coronavirus

Courtesy, 

U.S. President Trump warns of

‘toughest week’ of pandemic yet

April 5, 2020

Must See Video - Click Below

Courtesy, https://www.usa.gov/ CDC

Learn more on the following web pages:

Corona Virus [COVID-19]

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  IMPORTANT WARNING

 To CHILDREN and Adults:  DO NOT DRINK or INJECT into the body Disinfectants or Cleaning fluids as a cure for . . . or prevention of the Corona Virus [COVID-19].  Such an attempt is hazardous and can result in death.  Any action taken to violate the Human body with harmful, invasive procedures is globally prohibited. 

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Crucial Questions? . . .

Should any U.S. Citizen be lawlessly "shot and killed"

for asking a customer to wear a mask before

entering a business establishment?

Family & Friends mourn the tragic loss of 

Calvin Munerlyn

shot on May 1, 2020 at a store in Flint, Michigan - USA

 . . . and; is this "social distancing?"

 Crowds gathered at National Mall to watch Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flyover - May 2, 2020

 Answer to both Questions . . . "NO!"

 If "Law Enforcement" is willing to be masked

  in an effort to save thousands - even 

  millions of lives during this

 dangerous pandemic . . .

should "We the People" do the same by

following safer, prudent, public examples?!

During a press  conference  on  Monday, May 4, UM-Flint Public Safety Director, Ray Hall stands with a mask detailing the shooting which resulted in the death of Calvin Munerlyn. 

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WARNING:  CRIMES AS WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH

OF MR. CALVIN MUNERLYN OF FLINT, MICHIGAN USA - 

CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC DURING

THE   CORONA VIRUS [COVID-19]   PANDEMIC  ARE

GLOBALLY PROHIBITED:  SUCH CRIMES ARE

PUNISHABLE ACCORDING TO THE 

FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!

- EPACHA Foundation -

Are "We The People" keeping count of this tragic pandemic?!

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Last updated: October 01, 2020, 00:10 GMT

USA

Corona Virus Cases:  7,445,681

Deaths:  211,688

Recovered:  4,688,829

Click below for

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

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Russia sent help to the U.S. . .

Now as Corona Virus [COVID-19] is increasing

in Russia, the U.S. is sending ventilators!

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Russia's numbers are increasing:  Russia

Reminder:  The whole world must help!

Not a time for political posturing.

"We're All in This Together!"

Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte 

" The future of Italy is in our hands."

Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte.j

March  2020

'There will no longer be a red zone.  There will no

longer be a zone 1 or zone 2 on our peninsula.

There will be Italy:  a protected zone'.

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Last updated: October 01, 2020, 00:10 GMT

Italy

Corona Virus Cases:  314,861

Deaths:  35,894

 Recovered:  227,704

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Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

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The Voices of Global Leaders . . .

Around the World

" COVID-19:  This is a Global Crisis"

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HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II:  NO TIME FOR GEOPOLITICAL TURF BATTLES

HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II OF THE HASH

Courtesy, The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Washington, D.C.

31 March  2020

The following text excerpt is  an Op-ed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and presidents Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Halimah Yacob of Singapore, Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia and Lenín Moreno Garcés of Ecuador

"No time for geopolitical turf battles.  We need a global alliance to fight the pandemic . . . Our nations, societies and economies are slowing down, almost grinding to a halt in the face of a global, external threat that transcends borders, ethnicities, and creeds. Public life has come to a virtual standstill. But these unprecedented measures of social distancing will be hard to sustain over a long period of time. 

 

Nations are turning inward as they try to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, closing borders and imposing drastic executive measures in a retreat that risks leaving every country fending for itself. However, we can contain and counter COVID-19 more effectively by knocking down the barriers that hinder knowledge exchange and co-operation. 

Crises like these tend to bring out both the best and the worst in people. It is our responsibility as leaders to encourage the former and contain the latter. Our countries are at varying stages of the crisis but we all see and admire the strong spirit of solidarity and the many people who are passionately trying to save lives or keep indispensable services up and running. They give us hope and offer inspiration that our societies may not only weather this crisis but also grow stronger and more connected."

Read entire Op-ed on the following web page:

Queen Elizabeth II Addresses the U.K. in

the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 5, 2020

Must See Video

" . . . While we have faced challenges before, this

one is different. This time we join with all Nations across the globe in a common endeavour using the great advances of science and our distinctive compassion to heal.  We will succeed, and

that success will belong to every one

of us. . . For now, I send my thanks

and warmest good wishes to all."

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Nation on COVID-19 measures

March 30, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, eNCA CDC

" . . . There is each of all of us, South Africans . . . and the residents of our country who are standing together as one in confronting this National health emergency.  Amongst us are the men and women who rise at dawn every day and labour through the night to keep this country going. 

 

I speak of the farm worker who is helping to keep us supplied with food.  I speak of the technician in the power station working shift after shift to keep the lights on.  I speak of the caregiver in the old-age home; the childcare home and the hospice who comes in every day to tend to the most vulnerable of our citizens. 

 

I speak about the taxi driver, the refuse collector, the bus driver, the supermarket cashier, the hospital cleaner, the petrol attendant and all those essential workers."

"You are our unsung Heroes, and . . .

WE SALUTE YOU!"

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan for first time since start of Coronavirus outbreak

March 10, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, https://www.scmp.com/ -  CDC

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan – epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak – on March 10, 2020, as the number of new infections in mainland China continued its downward trend, with just 19 cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, confirmed the day before. It’s the first time Xi has visited the stricken capital of Hubei province since the epidemic began.

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe

says 2020 Tokyo Olympics

will be postponed to 2021

March 24, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, Global News CDC

" . . . I asked if it would be possible to consider postponing the Games for approximately a year.  I received an answer from

President Bach [9th President of the IOC that he 

agreed 100 percent.  We agreed that we would 

hold the Tokyo Olympics and 

Paralympics by the Summer of 2021.  We agreed

that we would stay in close contact so that we would

be able to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

in its complete form so that it will be a sign that

(humanity) has overcome the new corona virus."

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE

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Detained children at ‘grave risk’ of contracting COVID-19 – UNICEF chief 

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Two young [child] prisoners stand behind bars in a jail in Abomey, Benin

Children . . . Must not be forgotten!

Learn more on the following web pages:

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As Corona Virus [COVID-19]

brings this world

to a halt . . .

UNICEF Won't STOP!

Tune in:  Saturday, May 23, 2020 10PM ET

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Let's ALL NOT STOP!

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Cool School Learning Tools for . . .

 Kids!

Hi Kids! Are you keeping up with

your school work at home?  

During this time of the

Corona Virus [COVID-19] - 

"staying home for safety," 

learning at home can

be a fun-filled

adventure!

Click below to discover some

"Cool School Learning Tools for Kids!"

Special Announcements - 

Continued . . .

Proudly Celebrating

International Day of Older Persons

October 1, 2020

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The 2020 Theme aims to:

  • Inform participants about the strategic objectives for the Decade of Healthy Ageing.

  • Raise awareness of the special health needs of older persons and of their contributions to their own health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live.

  • Increase awareness and appreciation of the role of the health care workforce in maintaining and improving the health of older persons, with special attention to the nursing profession

  • Present proposals for reducing the health disparities between older persons in the developed and developing countries, so as to “Leave no one behind”.

  • Increase understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on older persons and its impact on health care policy, planning, and attitudes.

Above Text Excerpt Courtesy, United Nations

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UN General Assembly Special Announcement

UN 75th General Assembly

15 September 2020 - 30 September 2020

75th President of the General Assembly

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THEME OF THE GENERAL DEBATE

OF THE 75TH SESSION OF

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

"The Future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment

to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action."

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     21   S E P T E M B E R   2019

Peace does not happen

by itself alone . . .

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NOW IS THE TIME TO 

SHAPE PEACE

TOGETHER!

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UN Secretary-General's message on

International Day of Democracy:

Pandemic shines a spotlight on injustice

September 15, 2020

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 45TH REG. SESSION 

14 SEPT - 6 OCT 2020

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9.11.2001: 

NEVER FORGET. NEVER AGAIN.

September 11, 2020

Every Lawless Act of Terrorism  

Must Cease to be . . . From Shore-to-Shore

From Sea-to-Shining Sea! 

Let not the light of loved ones lost fade away:

Donate Now!  TODAY!

Justice for Julio Valdivia Rodríguez

News Reporter / Journalist:  Brutally Killed in

Veracruz, Mexico - September 10, 2020

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The Secretary-General is appalled at the continued and increased numbers of attacks against journalists and media workers around the world. The recent killing of Julio Valdivia Rodríguez, a journalist at a newspaper in the State of Veracruz, Mexico, is yet another example of the hazardous and difficult conditions in which many journalists work globally.

The Secretary-General condemns all attacks and killings of journalists and calls on the respective authorities to ensure that they are thoroughly investigated and that those responsible are held accountable.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call that a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights. No democracy can function without press freedom, which is the cornerstone of trust between people and their institutions. When media workers are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price.

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WILDFIRES DESTROYS

GREECE REFUGEE CAMP

An overcrowded Greek island camp that had become a makeshift home for thousands of refugees is now a smouldering ruin.

September 9, 2020

A Desperate Effort Has Begun:

"HELP IS NEEDED!"

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During this Global COVID-19 Pandemic,

Did you know . . .

Inaction has been fatal, says UNHCR, as

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Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in ne

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Make Your Mark in Humanitarian History!

WE CAN ALL HELP!

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International Literacy Day 

September 8, 2020

2020 Theme:  Literacy teaching and learning in the

COVID-19 crisis and beyond."

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Secretary General's Message for 2020

Courtesy, United Nations

" . . . The nuclear menace is once again on the rise.

A complete ban on nuclear testing is an essential step

in preventing the qualitative and quantitative improvement of nuclear weapons and in

achieving nuclear disarmament . . . "

Quote Courtesy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

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NO

NUCLEAR

TESTS!

Does the World Remember 14-Year Old

Emmett Till?

July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955

Is the Lawless Killing of Innocent

Human Beings Guaranteed & 

Etched in Stone at Will? 

Learn more about the heinous "Killing of

Emmett Till" on the following web page:

HURRICANE LAURA'S PATH

OF DESTRUCTION:

US GULF COAST STATES

August 27 - 28, 2020

CLICK ON FOLLOWING WEB LINK:

"HELP IS NEEDED!"

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LIGHTNING STRIKES:  SPARKS WILDFIRES ACROSS

TWO US STATES

WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION

Updated: August 20 & 24, 2020

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DURING THIS DEVASTATING 

NATURAL PHENOMENON

"HELP IS NEEDED!"

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World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2020

"A global campaign that celebrates Humanitarians - a “THANK YOU”

to the people who have

committed

their lives to helping others!"

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Staff at the Ghasouleh warehouse package food assistance commodities. They are now wearing masks and taking regular temperature checks to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections.

#RealLifeHeroes

C o u r t e s y ,

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August 12, 2020

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Secretary-General António Guterres

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I call on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible

to enable the world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and

opportunity and contribute

to the fullest

of their great potential."

Courtesy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

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Proudly Celebrating . . .

International Day of the World's

Indigenous Peoples

9 August 2020

Secretary General's Message for 2020

"COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on more than

476 million indigenous people around the world."

MUST SEE VIDEO:

C o u r t e s y ,