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What Is the Importance of Education in Emergencies?

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What Is the Importance of Education in Emergencies?

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies. Bloom visited classrooms hit by shells just three kilometres from the frontline of the conflict that broke out more than two years ago. Approximately 580,000 children are in urgent need of aid [...]

NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

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NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Albanian President Bujar Nishani to NATO Headquarters today to discuss preparations for the Warsaw Summit. The 2016 Warsaw Summit will take place in Warsaw, Poland on July 8 and 9. It will be a meeting of NATO heads of state and heads of government. Speaking at a joint press [...]

Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

Russian President Vladimir Putin observed today the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. The booster will deliver into orbit three spacecraft – Mikhail Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218. The President congratulated Roscosmos, cosmodrome workers and builders on the successful launch of the carrier rocket. “I would like to congratulate you [...]

Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

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Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

The process to elect the next Director-General of the WHO is now underway. Member States can nominate candidates to be the new head of the global public health body. It is the first step in the process which will culminate in a final round of voting at the World Health Assembly in May 2017, with [...]

Honda Delivers First HondaJet in Europe

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Honda Delivers First HondaJet in Europe

Honda Aircraft Company has delivered the first HondaJet into Europe. The announcement was made during a ceremonial delivery at AERO 2016, which is taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 20-23. The first HondaJet to enter service in Europe will be operated by Rheinland Air Service, the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe. According to [...]

Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

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Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

The city of Budapest officially launched on Thursday its bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The timing is appropriate, as this week Hungary also celebrates its part in the founding of the modern Olympics and the first gold medal ever won for the country in the 1896 Olympic Games. A programme [...]

Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

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Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

The way looks open for football superstar Neymar to pursue Olympic glory in his home country at the Rio 2016 Games after his club, Barcelona, sent a letter to the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) saying he would be released for the tournament. The CBF confirmed Friday that Barcelona would allow the player to take part [...]

Zee TV to Launch Indian TV Channel in Germany

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Zee TV to Launch Indian TV Channel in Germany

Leading satellite operator SES announced today it has entered into a long-term partnership with India’s leading media group, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, to launch a new free-to-air (FTA) television channel in Germany. It will operate in both SD and HD by mid-year via SES satellites at Astra 19.2 degrees East. Once launched, the company says, Zee [...]

Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

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Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

A full-length documentary film from Nik Loukas – creator of InFlightFeed.com – will pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. “The Inflight Food Trip” figures to reveal a world that few passengers ever see. Loukas is working together with Producer / Director James Mellor of [...]

CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

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CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has reported on the devastation of war from global conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award. The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event. [...]

Ukraine Conflict Leaves 1.5 Million People Hungry

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Ukraine Conflict Leaves 1.5 Million People Hungry

The two-year long conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 1.5 million people hungry, including almost 300,000 people who are severely food insecure and in need of immediate food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency said Monday. “Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left an indelible mark on thousands of people in [...]

NATO Secretary General to Meet Barack Obama

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NATO Secretary General to Meet Barack Obama

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United States from Monday 4 April to Thursday 7 April 2016. On Monday, according to a NATO statement, Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the United States, Barack Obama at the White House. He also will have meetings with other senior U.S. Government officials. On Tuesday, [...]

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