WSPA Director of International Marketing to join UNHCR

first_img Howard Lake | 19 February 2009 | News WSPA Director of International Marketing to join UNHCR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amanda Seller is moving on from her position as Director of International Marketing at the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), to join the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as their Head, Private Sector Fundraising Service in April.Seller has worked for six years at WSPA where she has helped increase global fundraising income from US$12 million to over $60 million and supported the development of WSPA as a respected global brand. She has also played a lead role in the creation of a new global strategic direction for Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Book Published to Encourage Normalization of Relations between Ecuador and Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo June 18, 2009 Quito, June 16 (EFE). – Today the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented the book “Ecuador y Colombia: Construyendo Puentes” (Ecuador and Colombia: Building Bridges), which is a collection of presentations, articles, and reflections seeking to “break the ice” in the relations between these countries. This perspective is shared by Grace Jaramillo, whose task consisted of compiling the results of round-table meetings that, under the same name as the book, gathered academic and public representatives of Ecuador and Colombia in September of last year. Both the book and forum were sponsored by the OAS, the UNPD, and the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLASCO), which is headquartered in Ecuador, and which works with an International Relations Program coordinated by Jaramillo. The OAS representative in Ecuador, Antonio Araníbar, emphasized that the goal of the book and the forum which inspired it is to make “available to the public” the thoughts that arose after the presentations and articles shared by the participating experts. In the launch ceremony, Araníbar referred to the resolution of March 2008, when the OAS adopted the “Good Offices Mission” whose purpose is to bring the governments of Ecuador and Colombia together. Both countries broke off diplomatic relations on March 3, 2008, two days after the Colombian Army bombed a camp site of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Ecuadorian territory. That operation, carried out without previous notice, was considered by Ecuador to be a violation of its sovereignty. According to the OAS representative, “the task of re-establishing relations involves the people and civil societies,” so the “Good Offices Mission” works to “promote dialogue” between different parties, and seeks “to construct bridges, to re-establish relations.” However, Antonio Araníbar said that the “fraternity and mutual respect” between the peoples of both countries have remained intact, and they have even “strengthened,” despite the events in Angostura a year ago. The presentation of the book was also attended by the UNPD representative in Ecuador, José Manuel Hermida, who confirmed the “commitment” of his organization in promoting “knowledge and comprehension” of the relations across the Colombian-Ecuadorian border. Hermida emphasized the “vulnerability” of the situation in the Ecuadorian border, and he spoke about the state of “exclusion and abandonment” that people and towns in that area are suffering, and that 8.5 per cent of its inhabitants are Colombian. On behalf of the UNPD, a representative confirmed the objective of seeking “human integration, development, and security” in the North Ecuadorian border, where a “complex situation of violence and insecurity exists.” The OAS representative announced that the book ” Ecuador y Colombia: Construyendo Puentes ” will also be available soon in the capitals of three Ecuadorian provinces in the border area (Sucumbíos, Carchi and Esmeraldas).last_img read more

Huntington Man Sentenced for $3M Con

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man was sentenced Thursday to 21 to 63 years in prison for conning seven people out of millions of dollars in an elaborate land investment scheme starting in 2008.Paul White had been convicted at Suffolk County court in December of seven counts of grand larceny following a two-month-long trial. White was ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution to his victims.“Instead of investing their money, White spent their money,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “He financed a comfortable lifestyle, including the purchase of a farm for himself in Cleveland County, North Carolina, that he turned into a game reserve and used for hunting.”Prosecutors said the 56-year-old con man claimed to be a financial adviser operating under the name of Professional Investment Advisor Inc., when he promised elderly investors lucrative federal tax benefits in commercial real estate transactions. The victims instead lost their retirement savings, authorities said.Judge James Hudson also sentenced him to 1 and 1/3 to 4 years in prison for his scheme to defraud conviction.last_img read more