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Dec 17, 2014, 11:33 ET

Congress Strengthens Mandate for Development Funding in Western Sahara

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- The 2015 Appropriations Bill passed by Congress and signed Tuesday night by...

Dec 17, 2014, 08:49 ET

Experts to Scrutinize Israel Lobby During April 10 Conference at National Press Club

 Register online for "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?" today at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?"...

Dec 15, 2014, 13:56 ET

Morocco Ranks in Top 10 of 2015 Climate Change Performance Index

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- The 2015 Climate Performance Index named Morocco "one of the global forerunners in...

Dec 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
Main Screen of the Reorganized 'K-Developedia'

The KDI School Completely Revamped K-Developedia, a Comprehensive DB on Korean Development, to Celebrate Its Second Anniversary

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management announced its launching of a completely revamped website of K-Developedia...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

Few States Utilize Available Federal Dollars to Support Gender Diversity in Construction Jobs; Oregon and Maryland are Notable Exceptions

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and Jobs for the Future finds that although federal transportation dollars can be used...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:30 ET

Hidden Costs of Youth Incarceration Nationwide Estimated to Run between $8 Billion and $21 Billion Each Year

 Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes...

Dec 02, 2014, 11:52 ET

King Mohammed VI: On Human Rights, "Africa Wants to be Heard"

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — From November 27 through 30, Marrakech, Morocco hosted the second annual World...

Dec 01, 2014, 15:05 ET

Campus Child Care Declining Despite Growing Numbers of College Students Raising Children

While the number of college students with dependent children has been growing, and more than one in four college students (4.8 million...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:17 ET

Center for Medical Technology Policy Awarded Grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to Accelerate Adoption of Surgical Recovery Protocols in U.S. Hospitals

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has awarded the Center for Medical Technology Policy, Inc. (CMTP), in collaboration with Avalere Health, a grant to...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:42 ET

Second Annual World Human Rights Forum Opens in Marrakech

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — On Thursday, November 27, the 2nd annual World Human Rights Forum will open...

Nov 20, 2014, 16:44 ET

King Mohammed VI Welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — Today King Mohammed VI welcomed guests of the fifth Global Entrepreneurship...

Nov 20, 2014, 03:01 ET

Global Climate Finance Falls for a Second Year to USD 331 billion

Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from USD 359 billion in 2012 to USD 331...

Nov 19, 2014, 17:12 ET

Vice President Joe Biden Meets with Morocco's King Mohammed VI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — Today Vice President Joseph Biden met with King Mohammed VI in Fez at an...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:03 ET
From left, Pink Shoe Club Helene Martin Gee, joins Women Impacting Public Policy Chair of the Board Jennifer Bisceglie (center) and WIPP Founder and President Barbara Kasoff, in London to sign agreement to launching WIPP International. Bisceglie will serve as President of WIPP International.

WIPP Forms International Organization To Empower Women Business Owners Worldwide

The largest U.S. women's business policy group, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), has announced the formation of Women Impacting Public Policy...

Nov 19, 2014, 09:00 ET
Bus rapid transit growth and cost.

Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years as Cities Discover Benefits, Cost Effectiveness of BRT, Experts See a Trend Towards BRT Globally

Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, with hundreds of systems in dozens of countries qualifying as true BRT, according...

Nov 18, 2014, 17:06 ET

Morocco Celebrates 59th Anniversary of Independence

Today Morocco celebrates the 59th anniversary of its independence from France. It was on November 18, 1955, just two days after returning from...

Nov 17, 2014, 12:00 ET

Regulation of exempt markets pre-mature - Mintz

Lowering Limits on investment could do more harm than good TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - We all know about the stock market. Trillions of...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:00 ET

/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Jack Mintz in Toronto to release new report on regulating the exempt market/

CALGARY, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - We all know about the stock market.  Trillions of dollars in a highly regulated, transparent trading...

Nov 14, 2014, 08:35 ET
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced the publication of Conservation Catalysts: The Academy as Nature's Agent, being launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney

From Nairobi to Harvard, Academic Institutions are Lynchpins for Conservation

Efforts to protect jaguar habitats from Mexico to Argentina, coastal areas in southern Australia, and vital ecosystems along the Colorado River all...

Nov 13, 2014, 12:18 ET

Media Advisory - Jack Mintz in Toronto to release new report on regulating the exempt market

CALGARY, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - We all know about the stock market.  Trillions of dollars in a highly regulated, transparent trading...