November 2017

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

On 8 December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 26 April as International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Thursday, 26 April 2018

Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development

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From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action - while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster progress in sustainable development, there are some key conflicts or bottlenecks that could hamper achieving the SDG objectives for 2030.

New Museum Exhibition Syria: Please Dont Forget Us Documents Syrian Government Atrocities

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Syrian conflict has raged for almost seven years and claimed the lives of more than 500,000 of the country’s citizens. Eleven million people, one-half of Syria’s pre-war population, have fled their homes. The Assad regime is detaining more than 100,000 of its people in secret detention centers where they are starved, tortured, and killed.

Spanish Language Day

Day of the Spanish language, date on which the death of the great genius of Spanish letters, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, is commemorated.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017
Monday, 23 April 2018

Plan B Regional Bash finals place to be decided

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The last place in the Plan B Regional Bash finals will be decided this weekend at Coffs Harbour.

Appalachian Regional Commission Hosts Appalachian Teaching Project Conference in Washington, D.C., Featuring Student Research on Regional Community Development Issues

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2017—On December 1 and 2, 2017, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is hosting 130 students representing 13 colleges and universities from 11 Appalachian states in Washington, D.

James Franco and Seth Rogens affectionate salute to the worlds worst movie.

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Watching The Disaster Artist, James Franco's new movie about the making of the wonderfully horrible cult film The Room, is not a lot unlike watching The Room itself. Especially if you're watching it with a theater full of people who've seen that 2003 picture—perhaps many times more than once—and can shout out whole clumps of dialogue from it.

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is observed annually on 20 March, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene so that governments, health associations and the general public can work together to achieve healthier mouths and happier lives.

Event Date: 
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Monday, 19 March 2018

MIT architects, planners honored for sustainable design

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Adèle Naudé Santos and Débora Mesa's plan for low-income housing in Colombia includes a market square within the proposed live-work neighborhood.

The Ad Councils 64th Annual Public Service Award Dinner in Honor of Unilever CEO Paul Polman Celebrates the Power of Advertising for Social Change

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NEW YORK, December 1,2017 – Last night the Ad Council, the non-profit leader behind iconic and impactful public service campaigns including “Love Has No Labels”and Smokey Bear, held its 64th Annual Public Service Award Dinner honoring Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.