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E P A C H A   F o u n d a t i o n

P r o u d l y   S u p p o r t s

United Nations &

United Nations Foundation

Are YOU Partnering with the United Nations?

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[R] Ted Turner, III - Founder & Chairman, UN Foundation

[L] Timothy E. Wirth, Former Sen. & Pres. UN Foundation

  

 

The place where Humanity’s stories of real people and events continue to be told together with Environmental concerns around the world. 

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!”

Phase II:

Welcome to EPACHA Foundation –

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 

17 Sustainable Development Goals

for a better world by 2030

Keep Up-to-Date with the

SDGs Knowledge Platform

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

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1047302

Special Announcements

 EMERGENCY

ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE: April 1, 2020  

Must See Video

Courtesy, UN - WHOCDC

UPDATE: March 11, 2020  

WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

WHO declares the new coronavirus

outbreak a Public Health Emergency

of International Concern

January 30, 2020

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Courtesy, UN - WHO

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.  

Learn more at:

UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

HELPING HANDS:

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?

Visit EPACHA's Corona Virus [COVID-19] web page at:  https://www.epacha.org/corona-virus-covid-19

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:

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Corona Virus [COVID-19]

" The future of Italy is in our hands."

Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte 

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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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Italy

Last Updated:  April 6, 2020, 05:22 GMT

Corona Virus Cases:  128,948

Deaths:  15,887

Recovered:  21,815

Click below for

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

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" COVID-19:  This is a Global Crisis"

The Voices of Global Leaders . . .

Around the World

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

" . . . 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."

Must See Video

Courtesy, eNCA CDC

"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

Learn more on the following web page:

April 4, 2020

Courtesy, United Nations

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible, this year, for us to gather in countries, across the world, to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and to celebrate with community activities and events.

Now, more than ever, compassion and international assistance are needed. As such, we would like to express our deep solidarity with all those who are fighting against and affected by this dreadful virus. It will be conquered!

The mine action sector has always understood the importance of combining our efforts to eradicate the horrors, whether they are viruses or explosive hazards of war, that have plagued mankind. It is part of our DNA. Thus, we hasten to assure you that our commitment to continue to work to rid the world of explosive hazards has not faltered. We remain resolute!

On this April 4th, 2020, our special gratitude goes to all mine action personnel, UNMAS staff and others, who, in over 30 mine-affected countries, help rehabilitate health care facilities, keep access routes open for humanitarian workers, medical staff and peacekeepers and who enable communities to reach them safely.

Be blessed. Stay strong and healthy.

Text Quote Courtesy, United Nations

Agnès Marcaillou, Director, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Daniel Craig, UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

Learn more on the following web pages:

World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2020

"On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism.  This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the corona virus and its impact on society. 

Persons with autism have the right to self-determination, independence and autonomy, as well as the right to education and employment on an equal basis with others.  But the breakdown of vital support systems and networks as a result of COVID-19 exacerbates the obstacles that persons with autism face in exercising these rights. We must ensure that a prolonged disruption caused by the emergency does not result in rollbacks of the rights that persons with autism and their representative organizations have worked so hard to advance."

Above Quote Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Learn more on the following web page:

International Day of Remembrance

for the

Victims of Slavery & the

Transatlantic Slave Trade

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2020 Theme:

“Confronting Slavery’s Legacy

of Racism Together”

"We need to raise our voices against all expressions of racism and instances of racist behaviour. We urgently need to dismantle racist structures and reform racist institutions.

We can only move forward by confronting the racist legacy of slavery together."

Courtesy, United Nations

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World Water Day

March 22, 2020

Courtesy, United Nations -  Children carrying a water container in Jowhar, Somalia (2013) - Photo Credit Tobin Jones

Courtesy, United Nations

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It's Time to Celebrate, Appreciate &

Diligently Care for . . .

Our Precious Forests!

International Day of Forests

March 21, 2020

Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, like this owl perched  on a tree branch. The photo was part of a UNEP contest on forests.

Photo Courtesy, United Nations - Photo Credit: Jessica Kerr

Courtesy, 

 International Women's Day

It's Time to Proudly . . .

"Celebrate"

March 8, 2019

Courtesy,  United Nations - UN Women/Christopher Herwig

Samira, a Syrian refugee is one of the head fabric cutters at the ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ operated by UN Women in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

Women Around the World!

Courtesy, United Nations - Learn more - Click Below:

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Press Office

5 MARCH 2020

Courtesy, NATO 

" Fifty years ago today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force. We, as NATO Allies, celebrate this visionary Treaty and its remarkable achievements. The NPT remains the essential bulwark against the spread of nuclear weapons, the cornerstone of the global non-proliferation and disarmament architecture, and the framework for international cooperation in sharing the benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, science, and technology. Allies remain strongly committed to full implementation of the NPT in all its aspects. . .  "

 Quote Courtesy, NATO - Read full text on the following web page:

TORNADO: TENNESSEE, USA

LIVES LOST: WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION

 MARCH 2 - 3, 2020

HELP NEEDED NOW!

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Learn more on the following web page:

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL LOGO

SESSION 43

24 FEBRUARY - 20 MARCH 2020

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Learn more on the following web page:

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Desert Locust Situation Update

Widespread breeding in progress

in the Horn of Africa

January 17, 2020

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Courtesy, UN - FAO

Learn more / and get latest UPDATES on the following web page:

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February 14-16, 2020 • New York City, USA

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It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact

Learn more on the following web pages:

Do You Know About . . .

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Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 13 - 16, 2020

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What are you waiting for?

Click below . . . Start Learning more!

NATO's International Model Conference

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Is the world  " taking action"  to

ensure the development

and sustainability of 

"cities and human settlements?"

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Images/Text Courtesy, United Nations - WUF10

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10)

is held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi,

United Arab Emirates.  This is the first time

that an Arab country hosts the world’s

most important conference

on cities and human settlements.

Learn more on the following web page:

H O L O C A U S T 

Remembrance Day 

75th Anniversary of  the 

Liberation of Auschwitz 

January 27,  2020

PBS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL- 75th ANNIVERSARY

The Whole of Humanity shall . . .

NEVER FORGET!

NEVER AGAIN!

 Learn more on the following web pages:

Courtesy, United Nations

TURKEY EARTHQUAKE:  6.8

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a

6.8-magnitude earthquake that

rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night. 

January 24, 2020

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“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Turkey”, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement issued on Saturday. “

He wishes those injured a speedy recovery”.

YOU CAN HELP:

The National Basketball Association

together with the whole 

Global Family of Sports of All Sorts

in the USA and Around the World

mourn with much sadness the loss of 

KOBE BRYANT

August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020

To all who departed with Kobe on this day, precious

memories flowing with love shall never fade away.

Many Thanks Kobe!

Your Humanity

Lives on Forever!

 Learn more about the Life & Legacy of Kobi Bryant at:

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NOW IS THE TIME: 10 YEARS

TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD!

On 22 January 2020, the Secretary-General outlined his priorities for the year, including the Decade of Action.

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Learn more on the following web page:

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WEF: DAVOS 

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary

21—24 January 2020

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COMMITTED TO

IMPROVING THE STATE

OF THE WORLD

Special Address by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

Prince Charles launches

"Sustainable Market Council"

 Learn more on the following web page:

The 5th United Nations Secretary-General,

Javier Perez de Cuéllar,

whose UN career began with the first ever

General Assembly meeting in 1946, celebrates his

100th birthday on Sunday, 19 January 2020.

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Courtesy, United Nations / Yutaka Nagata

Happy Birthday & Many Thanks!

 Learn more about Javier Perez de Cuéllar at:

The United States Mint Proudly Honors

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

on his Birthday - January 15, 1929

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Courtesy, United States Mint - January 2020

America and the World continues

to Remember, Honor and Thank

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the

greatest "Civil Rights Leader" of our time!

 Learn more about the Life and Legacy of

Dr. King on the following web pages: