UNESCO convenes an emergency meeting of the Principals of Multilateral Education Partners to join hands in education response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Twelve multilateral organizations met virtually on 24 March 2020 at UNESCO’s call to an emergency meeting of the Multilateral Education Platform (MEP) on COVID-19 education response. The MEP was launched in July 2019 in the face of the global learning crisis and the urgency to accelerate progress towards SDG4. In welcoming the MEP members, Ms Stefania Giannini, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, recalled the unprecedented educational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 138 countries forced to close schools and universities, affecting 1.37 billion children and youth–or 80% of the world’s student…

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Leading lights make ‘promise for nature’ as National Trust urges action on climate crisis

Politicians, business leaders and celebrities have thrown their weight behind a National Trust campaign to galvanise people and tackle the climate and nature crises. The conservation charity is calling on the public to seize the leap day by making one of a series of seemingly small but significant contributions that cumulatively will make a big difference. Suggestions include planting or sponsoring a tree, cutting food waste and switching to greener forms of transport. TV presenter Julia Bradbury, the boss of Iceland Foods Richard Walker and popstar turned farmer JB Gill…

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Charity Retail Association celebrates launch of new safeguarding scheme

The Charity Retail Association (CRA) is proud to launch the Charity Retail Safeguarding Scheme (CRSS), developed in conjunction with Barnardo’s. The scheme was set up to encourage charity retailers to follow a consistent set of principles which ensure that the charity shops adhere to best practice when it comes to safeguarding issues in stores. The scheme sets out criteria that the charity shop needs to follow in order to display the certificate, including completing a course of elearning, obtaining DBS checks and signing a Safeguarding code of conduct. There are…

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McCann Colombia and its clients launched a campaign to raise awareness of the current situation in the world for Covid-19

It is a time to be more conscious than ever. For this reason, McCann Worldgroup Colombia launched a vital message hand in hand with its clients and its brands, telling Colombians that in order to maintain the best of human contact, it is important that we stay at home today; and that we do it for the most important reasons for each one. Our loved ones, our future, our country. The campaign developed by this important Advertising Agency, which is supported by more than 25 companies and institutions from all…

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Julia And Hans Rausing Trust Gift £2.5 Million To Help Efforts With COVID-19

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust is to donate a combined total of £2.5 million to support efforts dealing with the fallout from COVID 19. The gift has been distributed to selected charities and organisations that are dealing with the immediate healthcare needs across the UK. The donations include £500,000 to CW+, the charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – money which will go towards their Response Fund, to provide equipment, technology, staff relief and volunteer recruitment for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Trust is pleased to…

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