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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

  • Company Contact:
    Dianna Guisti
    PR Manager
    1-800-PublicRelations, Inc.
    Office: 1-800-782-6185
    Email: dianna.guisti@1800pr.com

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

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
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