GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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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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Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Clinic in Panama. Edgar Vesga, president and CEO of PIM, said the document will allow the Panama City clinic to collaborate with PIM hospitals and physicians in education and clinical care — particularly in areas of neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology and telemedicine.
January 31, 2019
In May 2017, Mayor Jim Kenney created the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force to review the policies that support historic preservation in the city and to make recommendations to strengthen those policies. He charged the Task Force to provide recommendations in four areas by the end of 2018: Survey of historic resources  Incentives for preservation 
January 31, 2019
This past November, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) held its regional conference for Northern Europe and North American World Heritage cities in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During the conference, the attendees discussed global strategies and future efforts for World Heritage cities. In attendance, Global Philadelphia Association’s Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh and Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Paul Steinke represented the city of Philadelphia.
January 30, 2019
Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability just released its Greenworks Review magazine! It highlights the many ways Philadelphians are working to make our communities safe, healthy, and inspired. Greenworks Review features the voices of residents, students, teachers, activists, artists, and others working to keep Philadelphia’s communities safe, healthy, and inspired. Greenworks Review highlights the progress the City has made towards sustainability and the many ways residents are working to make a difference in their communities.
January 30, 2019
Presented by The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
January 30, 2019
Each year, Caribbean Community in Philadelphia hosts its Annual Caribbean Day in Philadelphia at Reading Terminal Market. City Officials and Philadelphia Tourism Officials, Caribbean Tourism Officials and Caribbean Leaders celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month. Click the image below to watch a short highlights video:
January 23, 2019
Temple University’s Office of Community Relations organized several events around Main Campus to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. For Andrea Swan, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than a day to give back.  It’s the chance to remember and learn from an ugly, not-so-long ago past when her own mother was unable to shop in grocery stores.
January 23, 2019
In December 2018, it was announced that eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces are on the nominee list to be considered for a UNESCO World Heritage designation. Wright, one of the most respected and admired architects worldwide, expresses the uniqueness of America and its various regions through the presentation of his buildings of the 20th century.
January 23, 2019