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Amir Dossal Connects WEF and UN with Global Healthcare as a Unifying Priority

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Amir Dossal is the Pres. and CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum who was recently appointed as a Distinguished Fellow with the World Economic Forum (WEF) with a focus on global healthcare. Along with serving as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development co-established by ITU and UNESCO, he serves as Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chair for Blockchain …

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UN SDG 1 – No Poverty and How Goal17 is The One Solution

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(What follows is based on a talk given by Mary Kurek for SDGs Academy/Pakistan:  Focus on Poverty)  1/16/22 Let me give you a vision – it’s a good one.  It’s a beautiful day in the village, unlike a few years ago. Instead of piles of smelly trash marinating in the heat, starving little children sleeping on the streets, unemployed youth …

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Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa

In Africa, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation by Mary Kurek

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Goal #6 is all about Clean Water and Sanitation. Susanne Wilson is the Executive Director of Water to Thrive whose mission is just that – to bring clean water and the facilities to distribute the water to those areas of Africa in most need. Susanne Wilson started her trek toward this type of impact …

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Event: Daughters Global Girls Mentorship Program Announces Girls Global Poetry Project

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Daughters of Global Leadership Mentoring Program (Daughters Global) Coordinators are pleased to announce a special Girls Global Poetry Project.  Details below: About the Project: The project will be a booklet of poems written in English by girls (14-18 yrs)  around the world on subjects significant to their lives and experiences.  It can be a thought piece on a broad topic …

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Young Poets from Daughters Global Meet Pulitzer-Nominated Poet Peter Makuck

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One of my favorite things to do as a mentor is to introduce mentees to people and experiences they might not ever have gotten the opportunity to enjoy.  An event like this happened in the first week of April, 2021 when I introduced our two youngest Frontrunners League members, Namara Lwansa and Chaitali Sinha, who are both poets (published on …

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Mary Kurek’s Remarks at the UN75 Day of the Girl Child and the Launch of YOUTHGETHER Global

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On Sunday, October 11th, the International Day of the Girl Child, Mary Kurek, CEO of Frontrunners Development, Inc., along with an incredibly distinguished panel, spoke about the challenges that still need addressing since the Beijing Declaration advocating girls’ and women’s rights worldwide. Kurek’s remarks were focused on “Reimagining the Beijing Declaration on the Girl Child Globally.” The 2-hour virtual event …

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United Nations SDGs Companies That Impact-act4sdgs Campaign

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Late September 2020, the action4SDGs campaign commenced by connecting businesses and organizations to the different sustainable development goals that the UN strives to meet.  So many of you out there are conducting business and utilizing your work in ways that impact, and, yet, you may not be realizing that you are. The point of the action4SDGs campaign is to show …

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Which UN SDGs Are You Impacting: Register Here

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The United Nations has a huge mission:  to impact literally everything that can save our planet and help the people on it to grow and prosper. But, here’s the thing:  It’s not just their mission! It belongs to each and every one of us no matter what we do.  WE have the ability to utilize our: hiring practices recycling policies …

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Pioneering Supply Chain Solutions Through Technology and Design Thinking

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo has spent the last 25 years in technology as a student of design-thinking, straight out of the doors of Carnegie Mellon in 1995. But, what she was before that was a fashion aficionado…not just clothes…but, the entire industry.  Honestly, she still owns that infatuation, but there’s much more to her story. Lisa is a VC, a product strategist, …

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Chidi Okoye – African-Based Global Security Expert

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Chidi Okoye is a global security expert and Principal Security Consultant for State Government Security Trust Funds Africa has experienced an upsurge of activities that threaten and endanger the security of the continent. In recent times, the nations of Africa have become the home of insecurity. Nations with natural wealth have become the scenes of demonstrations, skirmishes, and viciousness. Despite …