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Joe Bavazzano, Student Diplomat at Montclair State University, shares his perspective on universal global education as a necessary conduit for literacy, furthering better health, literature, cross-culture awareness, diplomacy, & contributing to a more peaceful world. Share your thoughts & comments on DiplomatArtist.com
http://diplomatartist.com/universal-global-education/
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On UN Day, Ban Celebrates Organization’s Continuing Commitment for a Better WorldBan Ki-moon: “At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized & vulnerable.
On United Nations Day, I call on Governments & individuals to work in common cause for the common good.” To mark the occasion, there will be a special concert featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang, 16-time Grammy Award Winner – Sting, & youth musicians from acclaimed El Sistema programme at UN Headquarters, NYC.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49158#.VEqM1eeBG2k

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60,000 Global Citizens at New York City’s Central Park rock with UNSG Ban Ki-moon, Jay-Z, No Doubt, & Carrie Underwood to making a better world that can end extreme poverty.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48927#.VCxMc-eBG2l

UN Chief Teams W/ Global Leaders & Celebrities to Get All Children into School by 2015

Emergency Coalition convened by UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown – calls for 4 zeroes: zero child marriage; zero child labour; zero discrimination against girls; & zero exclusion from education & includes celebrities Shakira, Jude Law, Goldie Hawn, & CNN I anchor – Isha Sesay.

Valuing Natural Resources Critical to Africa's 'Green Economy' Growth - UN

An inclusive green economy has potential to improve human well-being & social equity, significantly reducing environmental risks & ecological scarcities,” UNEP told political leaders & actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founding Chair of R20 Initiative.

Agriculture – Engine of Growth To Eradicating Hunger in Africa

Graziano da Silva, Dr. Gen. of FAO, said: “There is no inclusive & sustainable way forward for Africa without women, youth & agriculture.” “The 21st Century is Africa’s Century, & it starts with ending hunger.”

On Universal Children's Day, UN Says Violence Against Young Hobbles Development

Violence against children does more than harm individual children, it undermines fabric of society, affecting productivity, well-being, & prosperity. No society can afford to ignore violence against children.