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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David Seltzer is the Heritage Leadership award recipient for this year's Globy Awards!
November 16, 2022
By Andrew Beers Opened in 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo has been an industry leader in conservation and innovation for zoos around the world. For over 160 years, the Zoo has provided visitors with memorable experiences through their groundbreaking exhibits and inventive programming.
November 14, 2022
In November, representatives from government, businesses and civil society are gathering in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27th Conference of the Parties, COP27, amid growing urgency to tackle the climate crisis. The negotiations are expected to focus on the need to strengthen and implement climate pledges, significantly increase the flow of climate finance into projects on the ground, and address critical adaptation needs. 
November 14, 2022
For Haliya Al-Jalal, a mother of six in Al-Adn, Yemen, walking long distances to collect drinking water was a daily chore she shared with her family. “Fetching water from the stream caused us great hardship,” she said. “Many children dropped out of school to devote themselves to this task every day.” 
November 14, 2022
By Gabriella Hopkins On September 28, the African Culture Alliance of North America, or ACANA, celebrated the official unveiling of Africatown. Hosted by State Senators Anthony Williams and Vincent Hughes, this presentation was to commemorate the State and Federal Support of ACANA’s Africatown project.
November 11, 2022
By Chloe Hunt Meet Susan Jacobson, CEO of Jacobson Strategic Communications and Former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. Jacobson also plays a leadership role as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Pennsylvania Commission for Women and Vice Chair on the National PBS Foundation Board. Jacobson has received a litany of accolades, including the Power 100, Philadelphia Business Journal’s (PBJ) Most Admired CEO, PBJ’s Women United Award, Greater Philadelphia United Way’s Women of Distinction Award, PBJ’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, the Stevie Award for America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 5000, Philly Power 100, City and State PA, Living Legacy Award, and the Urban Affairs Coalition.
November 11, 2022
GLOBAL PHILADELPHIA UNVEILS NEW PUBLIC MURAL AT THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES, PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY TO SAFE CLEAN WATER & SANITATION SOURCES  Nonprofit dedicated to enhancing Philadelphia’s global profile debuts a new community mural in association with The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Mural Arts Philadelphia.
November 9, 2022
GLOBAL PHILADELPHIA UNVEILS NEW PUBLIC MURAL AT FDR PARK, PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY TO RELIABLE, CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES 
November 9, 2022
Awards recognise both the Honorary Consul of Greater Philadelphia and the President of the Ford Foundation for their services to UK-US relations
November 8, 2022