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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Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director of Global Philadelphia Association, was interviewed by Gregory DeShields, Executive Director of PHL Diversity, to discuss the importance of Philadelphia being the first World Heritage City in the U.S., and the assets that the city, its residents and the hospitality industry have at their disposal to best leverage this designation. Listen to the podcast below:
October 20, 2017
Monday October 16, Zabeth Teelucksingh, the Executive Director of The Global Philadelphia Association, was interviewed by NBC Philadelphia about the GlobalPhilly 2017 expo. Click here to watch the interview.
October 17, 2017
Source: International Office of the National Park Service How does the US withdrawal from full membership in UNESCO affect US participation in the World Heritage program? When the withdrawal becomes effective at the end of 2018, the US will become a non-member observer and intends to continue to participate in several UNESCO programs such as the World Heritage Convention and Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program which do not require membership in UNESCO.
October 16, 2017
Article by Charlotte Thomas, GPA Ambassdor. There are more than 65 World Class gardens in the greater Philadelphia area. Without a doubt, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society founded in 1827 is one of the largest contributing factors for the existence of the abundance of recognized natural beauty in the city.
October 16, 2017
Article by Charlotte Thomas, GPA Ambassador.
October 16, 2017
Groundwater, the Hidden and Disappearing Resource: Global Focus and Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa Villanova University, College of Engineering, APRIL 5, 2018
October 16, 2017
Article by Claire Sasko (Oct. 13, 2017). Retrieved from phillymag.com. On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – a.k.a. UNESCO.
October 16, 2017
Article by Eric Toll, GPA Amassador (Sept 29, 2017)
October 12, 2017