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By Aaron Stoyack On October 15th of last year, the first UNESCO Trail was launched to digitally connect thirteen UNESCO-designated places. Amongst these thirteen, biospheres, global geoparks, and creative cities were included along with six World Heritage Sites. Scottish Parliament member Neil Gray began a fascinating virtual conference by celebrating this achievement and thanking the staff of all six of Scotland’s WHS that would be presenting.
By Jeremy Goodman On April 28th, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) had its first in-person unveiling for Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education at St. Joseph’s University (SJU). One of two murals that were curated for this SDG project, this work of art at the SJU Sciences Center was only a block away from the first one that was completed by the Samuel Gompers school.
By Samantha Stewart  PA Humanities has a new look and brand. The nearly 50-year-old nonprofit unveiled its new logo in November, which showcases a multicolored PA logo instead of the previous navy blue letters PHC. 
Last December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) announced that Eric Pryor would be appointed as president of the historic museum and college. Pryor’s role began in early January. 
Philadelphia was buzzing with community clean-ups, relief efforts, resource gathering, and services last month during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) eagerly engages in an annual service opportunity in partnership with local organizations that are creating meaningful change in the city.
On February 6th, 2022, the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) in partnership with the office of Philadelphia City Councilman held a Black History Month webinar event featuring Mary L. Romney-Schaab.   
By Aaron Stoyack To many, Philadelphia’s history lies in its Revolutionary-era activities. To the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), its history lies in the storied contributions of community members originating from across the globe. Previous anniversary celebrations have focused on the city as the birthplace of American independence. Now that the 250th anniversary of 1776 is approaching, Philadelphia250 has a mission to create the most inclusive and innovative anniversary in America’s history.
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Philadelphia’s Nationalities Service Center (NSC) announced on February 14 that Steven Larin, Esq., will be the agency’s new Deputy Director, in which he’ll serve as its top Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer. In this role, Larin will have the opportunity to expand NSC’s policy and advocacy initiatives on the Philadelphia, state and national levels. 
From casual to couture, the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator has ingrained an international fashion consciousness within the cultural fabric swathing Philadelphia. Now in its eighth year, the Incubator’s newest batch of designers have found their niche on the runway by seeking to maximize the accessibility of fashion itself. 
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, a Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) member, will host the full-year JapanPhilly2020 initiative, which will celebrate Japanese art, business and cultural activities and build excitement for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 
As Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) celebrates Philadelphia’s medical heritage through the 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo, it’s important to spotlight the medical institutions that have formed the backbone of the city’s progressive innovation. One of the best ways to celebrate this history is to tour the Weaver Historical Dental Museum at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. 
Step aside, Rocky. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) and its partners unveiled a public art display at the opposite end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on October 3rd, in honor of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Gender Equality.”
375 has never looked so good! Independence National Historical Park and Independence Historical Trust celebrated the 375th birthday of William Penn, Philadelphia’s founder, on October 14th by revitalizing his spirit within the city’s most famous historical sites.  
Comcast NBCUniversal hosted its 2019 Demo Day on October 10th, in celebration of their second annual LIFT Labs Accelerator program. Powered by Techstars, the event provided an opportunity for representatives from the program’s spotlighted companies to pitch their businesses to pioneers within Philadelphia’s investment, technology, and startup communities. 
Liberia defended its Philadelphia International Unity Cup Champions title in a 3-0 victory against the United States during the final round of the tournament, hosted on October 12 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. As part of the 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo, the tournament celebrated Philadelphia’s diversity over the past three months by providing an opportunity for local soccer fanatics and athletes representing 52 countries to participate in a World Cup-style competition.