GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

 Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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See the nine Pennsylvania universities that are included on a global ranking  U.S. News & World Report is out with its Best Global Universities assessment, and nine institutions in Pennsylvania are included. The 5th annual rankings were released on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and compared 1,250 schools across 75 countries. The United States dominated with 227 schools making the list.
November 6, 2018
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for how countries, cities, and communities can work towards a more peaceful and prosperous world. These global goals range from ensuring affordable and clean energy supplies, to reducing inequalities, to taking action on climate change.
November 1, 2018
Program includes introduction to LearnPhillyHeritage.org, a new comprehensive online resource center that provides low-cost and FREE educational resources on Philadelphia’s heritage
November 1, 2018
GlobalPhillyTM is a biennial celebration and exposition that represents all international activity in the Greater Philadelphia region. In 2017, our Expo attracted 100,000 visitors, which is four times the number of attendees in the previous 2013 Expo.
October 31, 2018
On a cold Saturday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union, a rapturous crowd, including Mayor Jim Kenney, gathered to see the final match of the Third Annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup.
October 30, 2018
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that the sacred remains of Saint Katharine Drexel will be transferred from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse and Shrine in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia this summer. The new location for Saint Katharine Drexel’s tomb will open to the public in September 2018 following the completion of the newly constructed Cathedral tomb.
October 24, 2018
At the end of the year, Leonard Karp will officially step down as president and CEO of Philadelphia International Medicine (PMI).    Please read the following reflections from Mr. Karp:   I intend to relish the slower the pace while enjoying grandchildren, family and friends as I officially retire.   
October 23, 2018
Announcing the creation of the Meryl Levitz Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Tourism and Hospitality in recognition of her more than 40 years of service in hospitality and 22 years of unparalleled achievements as the president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.  
October 23, 2018
Are you passionate about Philadelphia and all that our amazing region has to offer? Are you also curious about international affairs and possess a global consciousness? Combine your passions and join us at Global Philadelphia Association. We are currently hiring interns to be actively involved in helping us represent Philadelphia as a global city and raising its profile.
October 17, 2018
Have you been to Bethlehem? I’m referring to the small, charming Colonial city just over an hour’s drive from Philadelphia, in the midst of upstate Pennsylvania.
October 17, 2018