Special Announcements

Included Below! 

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

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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:

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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

See Also:  SDG Indicatorshttps://unstats.un.org/sdgs/

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

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsummit

Click on the following SDG Images:

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Secretary-General's message to event

hosted by Hiroshima Prefecture:

"UN75 In Hiroshima"

August 6, 2020

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On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of his city, the mayor of Hiroshima warned the world about the rise of "self-centered nationalism" and appealed for greater international cooperation to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

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Courtesy, United Nations

"I am pleased to send greetings to this dialogue on “UN75 in Hiroshima”.   This year marks seventy-five years since the United Nations was born from the ashes of the Second World War.
 
It also marks three quarters of a century since the atomic incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki heralded the advent of terrible new weapons that pose an existential threat to humanity.
 
Since 1945, one of the United Nations’ top priorities has been the elimination of nuclear weapons.  It is clearly encapsulated in Article 26 of the Charter, which calls for minimizing the “diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources.”  The founders did not want the world’s limited resources to be spent on weapons but on development. . . . "

Quote Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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Special Announcements

 EMERGENCY

ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is a new, groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.

". . . The ACT-Accelerator is the only global framework for ensuring the fair and equitable allocation of COVID-19 tools, but it must be financed to be successful. IMF estimates the pandemic costs the global economy 375 billion US dollars a month and predicts a cumulative loss to the global economy over two years of over 12 trillion US dollars. The world has already spent trillions dealing with the short term consequences of the pandemic. G20 countries alone have mobilized more than 10 trillion US dollars in fiscal stimulus to treat and mitigate the consequences of the pandemic. That’s already more than three and a half times as much as the world has spent in the entire response to a global financial crisis. It’s easy to think of the ACT-Accelerator and the research and development effort, but in reality, it’s the best economic stimulus the world can invest.

Funding the ACT-Accelerator will cost a tiny fraction in comparison to the alternative where economies retract further and require continued fiscal stimulus packages. Before spending another 10 trillion US dollars on the consequences of the next wave, we estimate that the world will need to spend at least 100 billion US dollars on new tools, especially any new vaccines that are developed. The first and most immediate need is set to 1.3 billion US dollars for the ACT-Accelerator. The ACT-Accelerator is the only up and running global initiative that brings together all the global research and development, manufacturing, regulatory, purchasing and procurement needed for all the tools required to end the pandemic. . . .

Text Courtesy, WHO - 13 August 2020Learn more at:

WHO UPDATE: August 13, 2020  

Must See Video

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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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.  

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:  August 14, 2020, 00:00 GMT

USA

Corona Virus Cases:  5,413,928

Deaths:  170,352

Recovered:  2,832,916

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:   August 14, 2020, 00:06 GMT

Italy

Corona Virus Cases:  252,235

Deaths:  35,231

 Recovered:  202,923

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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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Courtesy, United Nations / UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

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 . . .

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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 ,

Humanity at Work for . . . Education!

The Lamp of Learning must not be extinguished!

Parents. Teachers. Students.

The Corona Virus [COVID-19] global 

pandemic has the whole world

concerned about education!  

Learn more . . . Click Below:

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See Also . . .

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Special Announcement

Save the Date:  July 23, 2020

An Evening for Human Rights Watch

"Worldwide protests have made abundantly clear the need and the desire for human rights to prevail.

It’s time for us to unite in strength and create

the equitable future we want to see.


We invite you to a special evening, an event that

is free to everyone. There will be special guests,

performers, and experts to celebrate our

shared values, highlight the ways we

are uniquely poised to tackle

these challenges, and raise

funds to continue our critical work."

Quote Courtesy, Human Rights Watch

July 23, 2020

7:00PM CET (Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
5:00PM PST/8:00PM EST (North and South America)
7:00PM JST/8:00PM AEST (Asia and Australia)

Global Event Registration Required: