World Water Day 2017: Waste Not, Want Not

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Beginning in 1993, the United Nations has designated March 22 every year as World Water Day. The goal of this designation is to bring global awareness and action to the growing water crisis that is plaguing the world. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is potable, and much of that 3% is trapped […]

A Renewed Fight Against FGM

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Yesterday, February 6, 2017, was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, female genital mutilation (FGM) is characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as, “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female […]

Give Me 5 Activities: the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

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Give Me 5 Special Report The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (O1-26-2017) “Interfaith Partnerships for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”     The Give Me 5 Campaign was proud to be in attendance and a co-organizer along with other leading Sponsors including the UN Secretary General’s TOGETHER Campaign of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY […]

We Already Have Your 17 Resolutions for 2017

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In the past year and several months since the Sustainable Development Goals were first introduced in September 2015, the international community has seen advances in all of the target areas of the goals. Any positive change, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is a step towards achieving the new sustainable agenda put forth by the United […]

Phase-Out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Coolants Expected to Reduce Global Warming by 0.5 °C

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The Give Me Five Campaign welcomes guest contributor Leah Scully. Leah Scully Machine Design Oct 20, 2016 At a United Nations meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this past Saturday, October 15, delegates from 197 countries settled negotiations to phase out heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and cooling applications. The agreements are part of the Kigali […]