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Angelica Fuentes Leads Panel Discussion at Equities Women’s Council Roundtable

Dynamic discussion between entrepreneurial female leaders making an impact in the lives of many women globally

NEW YORK, NY–(Oct 19, 2016) –  Angelica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, today announced its Founder Angelica Fuentes led a social impact panel discussion at the Equities Women’s Council Roundtable on Tuesday, October 18. At the event women discussed issues ranging from gendered equality initiatives to women empowerment ideas.

The Equities Women’s Council is a community for entrepreneurial women in the emerging growth, start up, venture capital and corporate professional roles across industry sectors. The goal of the Council is to celebrate women and exchange ideas with other successful female leaders focused on innovation and disruption.

The main topics addressed included the progress of women participation and inclusion in the labor force around the globe, salary inequality based on gender and also the benefits for the economy and society in general of an equal participation of men and women in the private and public sector, as measured by a resulting total increase in global GDP of up to 18% according to a McKenzie research on the opportunities of worldwide gender equality.

Angelica Fuentes, Founder of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation commented, “It was an honor to attend the event and I hope my contribution was helpful and insightful to the Equities Women’s Council, and their gender equality agendas. Spaces where we can put the spotlight on both the aspects in which there has been little progress in advancing a gender equality agenda, such as the poor results over the last decade in closing the salary gap or increasing women’s participation in politics, along with detailing and explaining the benefits for society in general of a more even world for all, are fundamental in setting an agenda for achieving higher process and benchmarking that which has been made. I look forward to participating in future events to increase our common efforts and contribute to further this fundamental agenda.”

About Angelica Fuentes Foundation
Angelica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.

Angelica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.

The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Company Contact:
    Angelica Fuentes Foundation
    info@fundaf.org

    PR & Media Contact:
    Matthew Bird
    President
    1-800-Publicrelations, Inc. “1800pr”
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: matt.bird@1800pr.com

The Study on “Integrating Violence Prevention and Women Economics Participation – Mexico” is Now Available – Angelica Fuentes Foundation

Angelica Fuentes Foundation Partners with Georgetown University to produce First Economic Violence Against Women Study

NEW YORK, NY–(Oct 18, 2016) – Angélica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, announced today their partnership and collaboration Georgetown University and the Institute for Women, Peace and Security has successfully produced the first study on Integrating Violence Prevention and Women Economics Participation – centered gender equality condition in Mexico.

The unveiling of the study took place in Washington DC where the Director of the Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and Angelica Fuentes, participated in a round table event to present the paper along with its results, conclusions and suggestions for the Mexico case. Primarily, the study highlights economic violence against women as the second most common type of gender based violence in the country, second to psychological abuse of women.

Angelica Fuentes, Founder of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation commented, “The study marks a huge milestone in understanding this baseline, and it’s the first of its kind to directly address the link between women economic empowerment and violence against women. Although there is much research yet to be done, this initial study already accomplishes a set of specific recommendations for organizations and individuals working on promoting gender equality, particularly in the joining of efforts at an institutional level to bring together women economic empowerment programs and those directly addressing violence against women and girls. I’m confident that this newly proposed approach, and all future research we conduct in this area, will help us improve the results and practices around an issue that affects in various cases more than half of the women in the hemisphere.”

About Angélica Fuentes Foundation
Angélica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.

Angélica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.

The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.

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  • Company Contact:
    Angélica Fuentes Foundation
    info@fundaf.org

    PR & Media Contact:
    Matthew Bird
    President
    1-800-Publicrelations, Inc. “1800pr”
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: support@1800pr.com

Matthew Bird Wraps Up First Week As Director of Public Relations for United Nations General Assembly SDG Media Zone

1-800-PublicRelations “1800pr” President Matt Bird executes Public Relations and Communications Strategy for UN SDG Media Zone

NEW YORK, NY–(Oct 18, 2016) – 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc. (“1800pr”), a global On-Demand Public Relations and Content Marketing Agency, announced today that the company’s President and founder Matthew Bird wrapped up his first week as Director of Public Relations during the 71st United Nations General Assembly SDG Media Zone.

The SDG Media Zone is a designated space hosted in parallel to High Level Meetings and Summits that works as a “live social media newsroom” where journalists, bloggers, celebrities, media influencers, and high-level UN delegates from around the world were welcomed to generate discussion and engage a global online community in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Impact from the SDG Media Zone that managed 100s of media networks and influencers has already reached more than 30 million people in over 30 countries. An incredible feat as the UN celebrates the one year anniversary of the launch of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

The SDG Media Zone is powered by a partnership between the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Department of Public Information and PVBLIC Foundation’s Digital Media Zone platform DMZ.News.

PVBLIC Foundation Chairman, Sergio Fernández de Córdova, commented, “I’m honored to work with Matthew Bird, as our head of Public Relations and Communications for the SDG Media Zone. His unique ability to react quickly while managing multiple news networks and deliver immediate messaging while facilitating dynamic interviews in real-time is a unique quality that separates him from everyone else. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Matthew Bird in the development and growth of PVBLIC and the SDG Media Zone.”

Matthew Bird commented, “It’s a huge privilege, and fragile undertaking managing different leaders’ PR, messaging and engagement and on behalf of the UN and the SDGs. It’s one of the most rewarding opportunities of my career. I’m very proud we have the capabilities to do what many other PR companies cannot. While building 1-800PublicRelations it’s not one single large moment but many smaller moments that I look back on with pride, and this is certainly one of the best!”

About Matthew Bird
Matthew Bird is an Industry thought-leader and accredited expert in corporate strategy, communications, public relations, crisis management, strategic partnerships and business development. Over Matthew Bird’s 18-year career he has led the transaction negotiation and communication campaigns for more than 1,000 companies and organizations including the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, United Nations SDGs, UNCTAD, Microsoft, AFLAC, SAP, NYSE, PR Newswire, Orbitz, BNY Mellon, PVBLIC, Yahoo, Disney, Starwood, Toyota, Ford and others.

On Dec 1st, 2015, Matthew Bird was ranked 3rd in the world – “Top 10 Most Influential Media and Communication Executives of 2015” by United Nations & PVBLIC.

Prior to 1800pr, Matthew Bird was the CEO of MUNCmedia, a financial communications network that forged multi-national partnerships with NASDAQ OMX, GlobeNewswire, Shareholder.com, (Now Thomson Reuters) & PR Newswire developing their intelligent featured news distribution and analytics systems. In connection with these partnerships, Matthew Bird developed a financial news distribution and retail investor-targeting network spanning over 1,400 news publications, TV & Radio networks reaching over 110 million users. The content distribution, analytical reporting, and investor targeting technology developed by Matthew Bird has been widely adopted by all wire services and communication networks today.

On July 21st, 2009, Matthew Bird in honor of his NASDAQ partnership was asked to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. Matthew Bird has also been featured on CNBC, CBS, Clear Channel, iHeart Radio, Equities, Huffington Post, C-SPAN, Forbes and has lectured at MIT Sloan Business School.

Follow Matthew Bird on LinkedIn or contact him at www.1800pr.com.

About PVBLIC Foundation
PVBLIC Foundation is an innovative non-profit media organization that harnesses the power of media to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. We utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes and help non-profits amplify their message. At PVBLIC, we believe that media is the new currency.

About Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.

About 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc. (“1800pr”)
1-800-PublicRelations (“1800pr”) is a global On-Demand Public Relations, Content Marketing and Communications Agency, aggregating news and network media for events and corporations worldwide.

1800pr’s on-demand event coverage reporting, photography, audio and video are published and broadcast by over 8,000 of the world’s leading newspapers, TV channels, apps, radio stations, websites and magazines — in fact, 1800pr event coverage and content distribution reached a record 20 billion from 2015-2016.

1800pr works with brands, non-profits, corporations, government agencies, executives and emerging growth brands. To learn more about 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc., please visit www.1800pr.com or us on twitter and Facebook.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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    Dianna Guisti
    PR Manager
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    Email: dianna.guisti@1800pr.com

Inventi, Inc. Develops Safest Battery Charging System that Solves Smart Phone Combustion Issues – Patented Method Is Latest Hardware Smart Solution

Rash of battery fires and explosions underscores need for better recharging solution

IRVINE, CA–(Oct 17, 2016) –  Inventi™, a pioneer of innovative technologies that address the world’s energy challenges, announces the launch of its newest “hardware smart” solution: Thor™ Hyperflow™ Technology. Hyperflow™ Technology is a fundamentally different method for charging lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries. It eliminates the serious safety concerns swirling around rechargeable batteries in smartphones and other devices. And because Hyperflow™ Technology also enables faster and more efficient charging than ever before, significant leaps forward in battery energy density will now be possible.

“Overcoming electrical resistance is the key to the future’s high energy demands,” says Richard Dellacona, physicist and inventor of Thor™ Hyperflow™ Technology. “Our solution charges batteries with effectively zero resistance. That means OEMs can make batteries with even higher energy density, without worrying about whether the charging process is efficient or safe. And now that we have all the patents on the technology, we’re eager to share this technology with the world.”

Battery fires and explosions have been plastered all over the news recently, but it’s not fair to single out one product or company. The safety issue is fundamental to modern rechargeable batteries. Today, batteries are typically charged using a “brute force” method in which electrons are shoved into place. This creates lots of electrical resistance as electrons rebound and are pushed back repeatedly.

Electrical resistance means slower, less efficient charging and, more importantly, heat. This heat byproduct can ignite the electrolytic fluid in the battery directly; or, it can gradually weaken the separator that prevents energy from passing from one pole to the other – which may also result in a fire. When that separator is compromised, the battery can explode at any time, not just when being charged. For these reasons, li-ion batteries, or the devices they power, have software to throttle the flow of particles and limit heat buildup.

Thor™ Hyperflow™ Technology is a radically different method that takes electrical resistance and heat out of the equation. The technology relies on magnetics rather than electronics to move electrons into place, automatically sensing and filling available spaces with the battery’s atomic structure. Fire and explosion danger is virtually nonexistent. As Dellacona explains, this technology enables batteries to be charged as fast as physically possible. There’s no longer any need to regulate the process with circuitry and software which can be compromised.

“Hyperflow™ Technology will eliminate the safety concerns associated with li-ion batteries today,” says Inventi™ CEO and Founder Gary Davi, “and clear the way for a new era of innovation. It’s no exaggeration to say that batteries will power the future. From electric vehicles to alternative, distributed energy grids, the rechargeable battery industry is poised to become even larger than it is now. We envision Hyperflow™ Technology being a major catalyst for that growth.”

The Hyperflow™ Technology method of passively charging batteries works with any battery chemistry being used today, as well as any chemistry that might be engineered in the future. Therefore, as batteries become increasingly energy dense, Hyperflow™ Technology will ensure safety and efficiency will never be a roadblock to innovation.

About Inventi™

Founded in 2015, Inventi™ is the developer of “hardware smart” innovations for the consumer electronics, high-tech, energy and utility industries. The company’s first year of operation has seen the release of Veactor™ xPath™ Technology and Thor™ Hyperflow™ Technology. These technologies address significant problems with power transmission/conversion and battery charging, respectively.

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Angelica Fuentes Joined President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden During Hispanic Heritage Month LATAM Council Reception at White House

President Barack Obama and LCLAA Executive Director Hector Sanchez Discuss the Importance of LATAM Immigration Into the United States, Hispanics Access to Healthcare, Education and Other Resources

EL PASO, TX–(Oct 14, 2016) – Angelica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, today announced its Founder Angelica Fuentes attended the Hispanic Heritage Month events in Washington, DC hosted by the LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT, and later at the White House reception hosted by United Sates President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The main theme: the current status and the progress of the Hispanic community in the United States.

The events started at 10am with the White House Latino Policy Summit, where Angelica Fuentes socialized with key influencers and gender equality advocates to add to current agendas. Everyone moved to the White House reception hosted by President Obama and Vice President Biden, where the President of the United States delivered a speech in celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month 2016, based on the proclamation signed by the President recognizing the contribution of the Hispanic community to the country and its commitment to continue the efforts of Hispanic migration and integration into the United States.

Angelica Fuentes, Founder of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation, commented, “The entire day was extraordinary, I just want to thank and commend Executive Director Hector Sanchez of LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT and Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda for his work in furthering the contribution of the Hispanic community to the United States, and advocating for the community’s rights and duties to the country, and for his hospitality and the many presented opportunities for collaboration. We were honored to be a part of this momentous occasion.”

About Angelica Fuentes Foundation
Angelica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.

Angelica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.

The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.

** News, Media, PR and Content distribution provided by 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc. “1800pr”

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Company Contact:
    Angelica Fuentes Foundation
    info@fundaf.org

    PR & Media Contact:
    Matthew Bird
    President
    1-800-Publicrelations, Inc. “1800pr”
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: matt.bird@1800pr.com

BioSculpture Technology Inc. to Focus Research and Development Efforts to Rollout Endoscopic Visceral Lipectomy (“EVL”) to Address the $2T Yearly Obesity-Related Disease Market

EVL (Endoscopic Visceral Lipectomy) Has the Potential of Doing to Obesity Treatment What LASIK Did for Vision Correction

WEST PALM BEACH, FL–(Oct 11, 2016) – BioSculpture Technology, Inc., a commercial stage medical device manufacturer of liposuction surgical instruments for plastic surgeons, announced today that management is refocusing the company’s principal emphasis on the bariatric treatment market. The decision comes on the heels of recent breakthrough milestones from the company’s research development of their patented minimally invasive method and device for treating endoscopic removal of visceral or better known as “belly fat.” The company expects a full go-to-market rollout within the next 12 months to begin clinical testing of Endoscopic Visceral Lipectomy (“EVL”) as a new treatment for obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 Diabetes mellitus to service the $2 trillion marketplace.

BioSculpture Technology has obtained three method and device patents for the minimally invasive procedure of Endoscopic Visceral Lipectomy to assess which of that “belly” fat is most noxious, and remove it and has numerous additional patents pending. Unlike all other bariatric interventional alternatives, the results of EVL are expected to be permanent and not require cutting into the bowel or stomach, rearranging the body’s alimentary plumbing, leaving behind a foreign body, or have any danger of creating malabsorption syndromes and nutritional cripples. Rather than starving this fat by the current bariatric surgical and device alternatives, this disruptive technology should make it possible to permanently remove this metabolically noxious visceral or “belly” fat in the mesentery in a safe and control fashion hitherto not possible.

Robert L. Cucin M.D., CEO of BioSculpture Technology, commented, Although safety and efficacy studies have yet to be performed and regulatory approvals obtained, we believe EVL has the potential of doing for obesity treatment what LASIK did for vision correction. Bringing this highly disruptive EVL technology to market so the millions of patients affected by obesity can benefit is BioSculpture Technology’s highest priority.

About BioSculpture Technology, Inc.

BioSculpture Technology, Inc. (“BST”) manufactures medical devices and procedures for handling adipose tissue targeting the liposuction and body sculpting market; the bariatric treatment market; and the fat autograft and adipocyte-derived stem cell processing markets. The Company specializes in the advanced power assisted twin-cannula tissue aspiration systems that allow controlled and effortless tissue removal. These tube-within-a-tube, Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction or “TCAL” systems offer significant advantages in control and reduced effort over less sophisticated methods, even single cannula Power Assisted Liposuction or “PAL” systems, a technology BST’s founder also invented earlier and licensed out to Mentor.

TCAL can be safely adapted for other specialties and uses for which manual and other powered systems would pose a hazard. BST believes endoscopic and laparoscopic applications in particular have high potential for generating significant future revenue streams.

For more information: www.obesitydevices.com and the Company’s website: www.biosculpturetechnology.com.

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    BioSculpture Technology, Inc.
    1701 South Flagler Drive
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    info@biosculpturetechnology.comPR & Media Contact:
    Matthew Bird
    President
    1-800-Publicrelations, Inc. “1800pr”
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: support@1800pr.com

Angelica Fuentes Foundation Donates $700k Into UN Women Fund for Gender Equality

Angelica Fuentes Foundation Gives Generous Support to the Fund for Gender Equality in This Important Work Towards Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Around the World

EL PASO, TX–(Oct 10, 2016) – Angélica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, proudly announced the first results of its support to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Fund for Gender Equality.

With support from partners, the Fund’s programs reached over 218,000 direct beneficiaries in 2015 alone through evidence-based strategies to advance gender equality at the local, national and regional levels. As of 31 December 2015, a total of US$ 64 million has been awarded to 120 programs in 80 countries, reaching over 10 million direct beneficiaries since the Fund’s establishment in 2009.

Key cumulative results by 2015 include:

  • 628,000 stakeholders sensitized about gender equality and women’s rights
  • 77,000 women participated in public forums to influence policies
  • 228 new national and local laws and policies protecting women’s rights adopted
  • 300 women achieved leadership positions in institutions that affect their lives
  • 17,000 women accessed productive resources
  • 7,100 women benefitted from social protection measures and services
  • 13,000 women accessed sustainable income sources

Angélica Fuentes, Founder of the Angélica Fuentes Foundation, commented, “Latin America and the region have been the priority and the focus of our Foundation. We hoped that by partnering with the UN Fund for Gender Equality, we could facilitate and strengthen the support and investment of the Fund in the region. We are both very proud and thankful that the total invested Funds in LATAM since our involvement resulted in an approximate aggregate investment of $2MM in 6 different countries, 3 times the order of magnitude of our Foundation’s contribution. Beyond these figures, and provided the expertise and rigorous work of the Fund for Gender Equality. We are completely confident that the gender equality and women empowerment results derived from this investment in selected programs and countries will be at par or, very likely, above our expectations.”

About Angélica Fuentes Foundation
Angélica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.

Angélica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.

The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.

** News, Media, PR and Content distribution provided by 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc.“1800pr”

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Company Contact:
    Angelica Fuentes Foundation
    info@fundaf.orgPR & Media Contact:
    Matthew Bird
    President
    1-800-Publicrelations, Inc. “1800pr”
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: matt.bird@1800pr.com

Univision and Fusion Collaborate With Sprint to Host ‘Rise Up AS ONE’ Concert From U.S.-Mexico Border, Celebrating Music, Diversity & Unity on October 15

Line-Up of Award-Winning Artists to Include Miguel Bose, Luis Coronel, Andra Day, Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Residente, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas and Carlos Vives

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Oct 6, 2016) –  Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division of UCI serving the rising American mainstream, announced today that its October 15 ‘RiseUp AS ONE’ concert — a celebration of music, diversity and unity — will be staged along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California and feature a talented lineup of artists, musicians and performers. Sprint will serve as the presenting sponsor.

This unparalleled, bi-lingual live-music event will take place at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) in San Diego with artists who represent the best of our diverse and inclusive society, including Miguel Bosé, Luis Coronel, Andra Day, Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Residente, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas and Carlos Vives.

The event will be hosted by La Banda‘s Alejandra Espinoza and award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos along with FUSION’s Nando Vila and Natasha del Toro. They will be joined by special guests including Gael García Bernal and Jonás Cuarón of “Desierto,” Mía Maestro, Wilmer Valderrama, and more.

The concert will be broadcast live coast-to-coast in Spanish on Univision Network and English on FUSION from 7:00-10:00pm, ET (4:00-7:00pm, PT). UCI will cover and promote the concert across its suite of platforms including its 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks and partnership, 126 local television and radio stations and an array of digital brands. For those who wish to attend this free concert, RiseUpAsOne.com will have more information about tickets in the coming days.

“The U.S.-Mexico border provides the perfect stage for this amazing event and is a way to highlight diversity and inclusion, despite borders,” said Camila Jimenez Villa, Co-President and Chief Content Officer, Fusion Media Group. “This location and our incredible lineup of award-winning artists will celebrate, through the power of music, the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs when we show empathy, respect and openness to one another.”

“Sprint is proud to collaborate with Univision and Fusion to bring the RiseUp AS ONE event to life, celebrating our collective community,” said Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint. “We are in the business of helping people connect to what matters most to them. This event showcases the very spirit of our mission to keep moving forward without borders or barriers and rising together as ONE voice / Una Voz.”

Supporting partners include The California Endowment’s #SchoolsNotPrisons and #Health4All campaigns, Cross Border Xpress (CBX), City of San Diego, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Imperial Beach, HBO, Revolve Impact, Dots, Variety, Square, PVBLIC, UNICEF and BET.

Watch the recently released RiseUp AS ONE launch film narrated by award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda here.

Univision and Fusion Media Group recently announced the event’s co-chairs, who come from diverse backgrounds and communities. The list of co-chairs include: José Andrés, Nicolas Berggruen, T Bone Burnett, Ximena Caminos, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, Junot Díaz, Ava DuVernay, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr, Don Graham, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Henry Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Olinger, Eduardo Padrón, Shonda Rhimes, Robert Rodriguez, Dr. Robert K. Ross, Sree Sreenivasan, Forest Whitaker, and Ethan Zuckerman.

For more information about the event and to sign up for event updates, please visit RiseUpAsOne.com (#RiseUpAsOne).

ABOUT UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, Fusion, a 24- hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion, and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.

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Gender Equality Update – Angelica Fuentes and U.N. Girl Up Push Legislation in Guatemala to Change Legal Age of Marriage From 14 to 18 Years Old

Implementation of Legislation for the Girl Up in Guatemala Initiative Moving Legal Age of Marriage to Protect Approx. 3.5 Million Children Over the Next 4 Years

EL PASO, TX–(Oct 3, 2016) – Angélica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, proudly announces the social and youth initiative that caused Guatemala Legislation to raise the legal marriage age from 14 to 18 years passed in January 2016 is one of the greatest milestones in Latin American youth rights in decades. The joint effort between the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up and Angélica Fuentes Foundation (FAF) will have an immediate impact by protecting 3.5 million children (approx. 22% of current country population).

The financial structuring and funding of the Girl Up campaign in Guatemala have been led by Angelica Fuentes Foundation, which invested $1.5 Million representing 60% of the total project investment aimed at strengthening women’s empowerment and gender equality in this country. The changes to Guatemala’s law created a wide field of opportunity to generate favorable living conditions to Guatemalan women, largely indigenous, by inhibiting the practice of forcing girls to marry at an early age, a situation that forces them to not complete their education and constrains opportunities to reach their full potential. The Girl Up campaign also had the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as coordinating body and NGO Let Girls Lead.

Angelica Fuentes, Founder of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation, commented, “This is a huge win for the gender equality movement and this legal reform represents a major advancement in the efforts of protecting our youth by given them a chance to grow up and develop on their own. I am very motivated by this progress and now we are looking at other surrounding countries to follow suit. It should be our most important mission to protect our youth — this legislation alone will have a trickle-down effect protecting and preserving over approx. 40% of the country’s population which are currently under the age of 18 years old.”

“The support of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation has been instrumental in pursuing the objectives of Girl Up and its partners. This historic change in Guatemala sends a message to everyone regarding the importance to guarantee the right for education of all girls and women, to have the freedom to decide for themselves and to have opportunities for a better future,” said Melissa Hillebrenner Kilby, Director of Girl Up at the United Nations Foundation Initiative.

To learn more about this please visit www.girlup.org, Girl Up Guatemala Initiative & Girl Up Announcement

About Angélica Fuentes Foundation
Angélica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.

Angélica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.

The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.

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Paris Climate Change Agreement Tabled at United Nations SDG Media Zone Panel Session moderated by U.N. Communications Director Dan Thomas

NEW YORK, NY (Sep 28, 2016) –  United Nations, During the High Level week of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly where president Obama addressed world leaders for the last time, key influencers gathered in the United Nations SDG Media Zone to discuss climate action and the early adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement.

French environment minister Segolene Royal, the president of cop 22, the Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite joined UNFCCC chief Patricia Espinosa, the World Bank’s John Froome in a session moderated the UN’s Dan Thomas.

“This is a very special week at the UN and we wanted to take advantage of the presence of so many world leaders by creating a platform — the SDG Media Zone — to spread the word about the Sustainable Development Goals to people all around the world,” said Dan Thomas, Communications Director for the UN President of the UN General Assembly. “This social media space and live webcast has revolutionized the way the UN approaches communications by offering the audience an opportunity to truly engage in the conversation happening at the UN.”

To see full the full programme visit www.sdgmz.org or webtv.un.org for the full panel archives and more on-demand indexed content from the SDG Media Zone.

The SDG Media Zone is powered by a partnership between Office of the President of the General Assembly, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General and the United Nations Department of Public Information and PVBLIC Foundation’s Digital Media Zone platform DMZ.News.

The SDG Media Zone is a designated space hosted in parallel to High Level Meetings and Summits that works as a “live social media newsroom” where journalists, bloggers, celebrities, media influencers and high-level delegates from around the world can join the conversation, generate discussion and engage the global online community during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level week, supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Media Zone lounge is equipped with WiFi, workspaces, interview booths, photo booths and live stream of the various meetings happening inside the United Nations. The SDG Media Zone will act as a platform for the launch of new initiatives and partnerships as well as ongoing collaborations for the achievement of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development; providing all partners the ability to create live content, connect and celebrate the decision makers and the global delegations during this high level summit.

Official anchor partners for the SDG Media Zone include Groupe Speciale Mobile GSMA, CODE.org, Made with Code, supporting partner Every Woman Every Child EWEC, and media partner 1-800-PublicRelations “1800pr”.

Some of the discussion and partnership that will be celebrated and showcased this week are; Implementing the SDGs – Universal Push to transform our world, UN Virtual Reality, Women and the SDG’s, Earth To Marrakesh, SDG Advocates, CASIS and NASA, Effie Worldwide, Project Everyone & One For All.

For more information, on the SDG Media Zone visit: www.SDGMZ.org

About PVBLIC Foundation PVBLIC Foundation is an innovative non-profit media organization that harnesses the power of media to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. We utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes and help non-profits amplify their message. At PVBLIC, we believe that media is the new currency.

About Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.

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