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United Nations Foundation Appoints Daniel Carucci as Vice President of Global Health

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) October 15, 2008

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) announced today the appointment of Daniel Carucci as its Vice President of Global Health. In this position, Carucci will direct the strategic development, and implementation of the UN Foundation’s global health work, as well as coordinate with UN agencies, corporate and non-governmental partners, and key donors to improve health worldwide.

“We are pleased to welcome Daniel Carucci to our team at the UN Foundation,” said Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. “His expertise in medicine and tropical disease, as well as his extensive background in the field of global health, make him an exceptional candidate for this role and a good fit for our organization. In this new role, Daniel Carucci will elevate our health program, connecting our health initiatives and strengthening our support of the UN’s work to improve and save lives worldwide.”

Daniel Carucci has over 20 years of experience working in medicine and international health initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, Carucci served as the Director of Science at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. He also worked as Director of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative at the Foundation for NIH – a $ 200 million program supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Wellcome Trust and Canadian Institute of Health Research. He has served as the Director of the Malaria Vaccine Program at the Naval Medical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is responsible for the establishment of the Molecular Vaccines Interagency Working Group under the U.S. Subcommittee on Biotechnology. Carucci is also the recipient of the prestigious 2002 American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, the 2000 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine, and the 1989 Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year (Richard E. Luehrs Memorial Award). Carucci received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

For 10 years, the UN Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other UN leaders to develop and expand major initiatives to help children survive and thrive. In support of world-renowned international health partnerships, the UN Foundation has mobilized hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of people, brought new private sector partners into the field, helped strengthen the capacity of UN health agencies and provided program expertise to help save children’s lives. The UN Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Measles Initiative; a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Roll Back Malaria; and creator of Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign supporting the delivery of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to children and families throughout Africa.

About the United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s work – focused on select global problems – is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.

Press Contact:

Amy DiElsi

Communications Director, Children’s Health, United Nations Foundation

(o) 202-419-3230, (c) 202-492-3078, (e) adielsi @ unfoundation.org

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John Walsh Partners with CA, Inc. to Help Keep America Safe Online : Victim Advocate and Television Crime Fighter Teams with Global Software Company to Raise Awareness about the Danger of Cyber crime and Online Predators

ISLANDIA, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 24, 2008

“John Walsh is a great match for CA’s Internet security businessboth have a tenacious drive to protect consumers on- and off-line,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president and general manager, Internet Security Business Unit for CA. “Together we’ll raise awareness of protecting consumers of all ages against the increasingly sophisticated and organized world of cyber crime.”

“I am honored to team with CA’s Internet Security business, a group whose products and vision reflect a strong commitment to protecting consumers and stopping cyber criminals dead in their tracks,” said John Walsh. “CA’s campaign addresses the most crucial issue our society faces in a Web 2.0 world; protecting our loved ones from the cyber creeps. I look forward to working with CA to promote consumer awareness and keeping predators and fraudsters away from our children and families.”

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 is currently available at http://shop.ca.com and from CA resellers, including major retail outlets, nationwide.

About John Walsh

John Walsh is internationally recognized as the host of TV’s “America’s Most Wanted;” the groundbreaking television program that has helped take down more than 1,040 dangerous fugitives during the past 21 years. John Walsh has dedicated his life to fighting for justiceincluding his proudest achievementprotecting the nation’s children. John and his wife, Rev

UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to the Secretary-Generals Global Strategy for Womens and Childrens Health

Washington, DC (Vocus) September 20, 2010

As part of a growing global consensus that improving women’s and children’s health is the best way to help achieve all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN Foundation is committing $ 400 million, together with its partners, to make motherhood safer, educate and empower more adolescent girls, and protect children from preventable diseases. The commitment, made today at the start of the United Nations Summit in New York, will support the UN Secretary-Generals Global Strategy on Womens and Childrens Health, which will be unveiled in New York on September 22, 2010.

Investing in womens and childrens health is one of the best ways to advance all of the Millennium Development Goals and has always been a priority for the Foundation, said Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. It is unacceptable that more than 350,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy. The world can stop this from happening. We all have the tools and the resources to make a difference and we must accelerate our collective efforts.

This commitment will be delivered as part of the UN Foundation’s work with UN agencies and partners already underway to address global health priorities and those that will be launched over the next five years. The Foundation is bringing together partners and resources to help the UN address key global health priorities, including childhood immunizations, malaria prevention, improved health for adolescent girls, access to reproductive health supplies and services, clean cooking solutions, and up-to-date mobile technologies for improved health care. This includes:

Energy-Efficient Schools Initiative Feature Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

New York, NY (Vocus) September 21, 2010

The nations largest conservation organization has joined forces with sustainable green building products company Serious Materials and Jayni Chase, Green Community Schools founder and author. The Commitment to Action developed by these three entities will be featured Tuesday at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Serious Materials, and Jayni Chase have committed to creating and supporting a coalition of manufacturers, installers, unions and others to launch a comprehensive environmental and energy-efficient experiential education model in 500 schools by year-end 2012.

The resulting Energy-Efficient Schools Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to reduce barriers for implementing energy efficiency in Americas schools. The solution is through building retrofits and hands-on application of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by students. Students will produce energy models, decide on alternatives and savings, learn about conservation and efficient technologies, and develop skills to meet the needs of the emerging clean energy economy.

The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative collaboration embodies the mission of National Wildlife Federation, which works to ensure a healthy planetabundant with wildlife and the natural resources on which all life depends. To achieve a sustainable world, we must deploy conservation practices and environmental education simultaneously. Helping young people think critically about energy sources, consumption and how to work together to solve problems is absolutely necessary, said Larry Schweiger, President & CEO of National Wildlife Federation.

This Energy-Efficient Schools Initiative commitment addresses three problems:

-Climate change and carbon-based energy consumption

-Declining STEM education in American schools

-Declining human capital and locus of controlan individuals desire to make a difference and

feel that their actions matter.

Improving education is a national priority that needs to be tackled with attention paid to developing the economy as a whole. The ultimate goal is preparing our nation’s children to be more confident and successful adults. At the same time, our joint expertise will bring together suppliers, service providers, construction workers and others to build a more sustainable economic future, said Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials. Serious Materials is the leading provider of high-tech products and services that reduce energy usage in the built environment, the largest contributor of CO2 worldwide.

President Barack Obamas administration deems bettering education a national priority that needs to be tackled with attention paid to developing the clean energy economy as a whole. Our nations economic competitiveness and the path to the American Dream depend on providing every child with an education that will enable them to succeed in a global economy that is predicated on knowledge and innovation, according to the White House education landing page.

Talk about a good investmentthe more we invest in our schools, the bigger returns we will reap on every level. Schools are the hearts of our communities, our future depends on how much we choose to nurture or ignore our children. By investing our dollars and ourselves in our schools today, we will make improvements in the lives of Americas children. The benefits of the Energy-Efficient Schools Initiative will help kids bodies and brains in ways that will pay-off for the rest of their lives, said Jayni Chase, Founder, Center for Environmental Education, who brings decades of leadership in environmental education and sustainable school programs.

Additional Information

Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials and Jayni Chase, Green Community Schools founder and author, met at the 2009 CGI Annual Meeting. Surace and Chase subsequently engaged the National Wildlife Federation because of its 75 year history and reputation in science-based environmental education and civic engagement.

Link: http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org

Twitter: Follow the CGI 2010 conversation with hashtag #cgi2010

Contact: Carey Stanton, Sr. Director for Education & Integrated Marketing, at 734-834-6483 (cell)

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is the host organization for Eco-Schools USA, part of the international Eco-Schools program network of 37,000 schools in 50 nations. Visit ecoschoolsusa.org to learn more.

About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 125 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 1,700 commitments valued at $ 57 billion, which have already improved the lives of 220 million people in more than 170 countries. The CGI community also includes CGI University (CGI U), a forum to engage college students in global citizenship, MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make a Commitment to Action, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young leaders from business, government, and civil society. For more information, visit http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.


Bachelet Appointment Puts Women and Girls Up-Front on the Global Agenda

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 24, 2010

United Nations Foundation President Senator Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the appointment of the new head of UN Women:

The appointment of Chiles former president Michelle Bachelet as the head of UN Womenthe United Nations new entity for women and girlsis proof that the UN is making smart moves to improve its operations and the lives of people around the globe.

Bachelet, who ended her service as her countrys first female president in March 2010, has distinguished herself as a champion for those who do not always have a voice. She was instrumental in pushing for a stronger network of social protections for Chiles poorest and advocating for laws dealing with violence against women. In her new role, Bachelet will be responsible for elevating the rights and needs of women and girls across the globe, including the 330 million women who comprise the worlds working poor.

By harnessing the United Nations collective impact and reach to advance the rights and needs of women and girls under one entity and the strong leadership of a skilled manager, UN Women will greatly strengthen the UNs work in the area of gender equality and womens empowerment. It will ensure that womens issues are included in all aspects of the UNs work. The creation of UN Women will improve programs that directly address the human rights violations and challenges to individual, community, and national development that result from gender inequality.

We applaud Bachelets appointment as a critical move in helping move us closer to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include such global issues as gender equality (MDG 3), reducing child mortality (MDG 4) and improving maternal health (MDG 5). Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moons choice will ensure that the important UN conventions regarding womens rights fulfill their maximum potential and help focus the UNs ongoing work on behalf of women and girls. We look forward to working with Bachelet and UN Women to ensure that the voices of all women and girls are heard and that improving their lives is at the center of global efforts to create a better world.

About the new UN Gender Entity:

On July 2, 2010, the General Assembly adopted a resolution that creates a new womens agency to be led by an Under Secretary-General and consolidating the strength and work of four existing womens UN entities: the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), and the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

Contact: Yolanda Johnny Taylor, 202-778-1630


Global Leadership Adventures Accepting Applications for Summer Volunteer Programs

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2011

Global Leadership Adventures has the opportunity for high school students to go on life-changing summer programs abroad, offering meaningful teen community service, hands-on learning and cultural immersion in ways that you just cant get in a classroom.

Global Leadership Adventures summer volunteer programs focus on community service and grassroots social movements. Participants learn about working with children, protecting wildlife and the environment, international relations, healthcare, poverty alleviation, and political-economic issues. On weekends, students will go on exciting excursions to places of cultural or historical significance.

Parents of Global Learning Adventures student volunteers discover the rewards their child receives from teen volunteer abroad experiences – confidence, stronger self-esteem, and a global understanding – are immeasurable. Each student grows differently, but they all gain from the service-learning that international volunteering provides. Comments from Global Learning Adventures parents praise the program as World class in every aspect and Thank you for your teams commitment to our childrens safety; I think you did exceptionally well and it is greatly appreciated.

Teen volunteers of Global Leadership Adventures will join other globally-minded students in Africa, Latin America, The Galapagos Islands, the Caribbean, China, India and Bali. Applications for summer programs are received through May.

About Global Leadership Adventures

Established in 2004 and headquartered in the U.S., Global Leadership Adventures has worked with hundreds of students from over 50 countries, inspiring teens between the ages of 15-18 all over the world to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it. The volunteer abroad programs provide a safe environment focused on human rights and community service. Global Leadership Adventures is part of Terra Education.

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Global HIV/AIDS Leaders Endorse New Plan to Eliminate Pediatric HIV Infections Around the World by 2015

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

Charles Lyons, President and CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation today issued a statement in support of the new plan to eliminate pediatric HIV infections around the world by 2015.

Todays release of a global plan to eliminate pediatric AIDS is a significant step toward an achievable goal: a generation born free of HIV.

“We have long had the knowledge and capability to keep HIV-positive mothers healthy and their babies HIV-negative. In fact, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is one of the best but least recognized success stories in this now three-decade fight against AIDS.

“And yet, too many mothers still do not have access to the most effective treatment available to protect themselves and their children from HIV. As a result, more than 1,000 children are infected with HIV every day and almost all of these infections are preventable.

The Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive released today at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS gives us an opportunity to build upon our momentum and past successes, and recommit to finishing the job of ending pediatric AIDS. We welcome the leadership of UNAIDS and the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator on moving this plan forward.

“The plan provides not only a renewed commitment to this goal, but also a road map on how to get there. We welcome the announcement today of more financial contributions, but additional resources from governments and private sector donors will be needed to realize the elimination of pediatric AIDS.

“The Foundation was honored to be a member of the Global Task Team, which brought together governments including those in countries most affected by the pandemic civil society, international organizations, the private sector, and people living with HIV. We all share the same goal: keeping mothers healthy and their children free of HIV.

“The Foundation is committed to working with other members of the Global Task Team to ensure that this plan becomes a reality at the country level. We believe in the promise of a generation born free of HIV. And working together, with renewed political and financial commitments, we know we can achieve it.

About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, and has reached more than 11.6 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It works at more than 5,400 sites in 17 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.



(PRWEB) January 23, 2003

21st January 2003 – Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd (CPS), world leaders in GSM high accuracy location technology, today announced 60 per cent year on year revenue growth following global industry adoption of its E-OTD technology.

The company secured a number of significant sub-licensing deals with major network equipment vendors and saw its new software integration facility expand rapidly as handset and chipset manufacturers sought to bring E-OTD enabled devices to market.

Revenue growth was accompanied by strong invoicing – up 100 per cent over the same period – with the company retaining a strong cash position going into 2003.

2002 highlights include: