Carnegie Council Opens Registration for Global Ethics Day Keynote Event on October 18

Join the free virtual event and plan your own Global Ethics Day 2023 activations

New York, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has opened registration for its 2023 Global Ethics Day keynote event, “Unlocking Cooperation,” taking place on October 18 at 12:00pm ET. Featuring a panel discussion led by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, the free-to-attend virtual event will examine the psychology of cooperation and its potential to address global-scale challenges. Together, the panelists will explore how we might motivate individuals to act more cooperatively and discuss how multilateral cooperation can help tackle shared challenges from climate change to AI to political violence.

Register for Global Ethics Day keynote event: “Unlocking Cooperation”

In addition to attending the keynote event, individuals and organizations from around the world are encouraged to plan their own Global Ethics Day activations. For guidance and tools on how to participate, please visit the Global Ethics Day 2023 site to access key messages, a social media toolkit, and other resources. Activities may include debates, panels, social media campaigns, articles/blogs, pop-up events, and so much more. See examples of past activations here.

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Remember to share your activations online using #GlobalEthicsDay. Participants are also encouraged to share their Global Ethics Day plans with Carnegie Council via an online contact form for a chance to be featured on the Council’s social media platforms and Global Ethics Day materials. Stay up to date on the latest Global Ethics Day news by subscribing to the Carnegie Ethics Newsletter and following Carnegie Council on LinkedIn, Instagram, Threads, X, and Facebook.

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent nonprofit that works to empower ethics globally by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and tomorrow. Founded by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we set the global ethical agenda and work for an ethical future by convening leading experts, building active communities, producing agenda-setting resources, and catalyzing the creation of ethical solutions to global problems. Join us in using the power of ethics to build a better world. Carnegie Council is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) institution. For more information, please visit CarnegieCouncil.orgsubscribe to “Carnegie Council” wherever you get your podcasts, and engage with us on LinkedInYouTubeX, Instagram, Facebook, and Threads.  

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Malaysia Showcases Its World-Class Healthcare Offerings at Oman Health 2023

Malaysia Healthcare offers exclusive packages from leading private hospitals in the areas of fertility, oncology, orthopaedics, and premium wellness

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(From Left) Datuk Dr Azmin Kass, Consultant Neurosurgeon KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital 2; Farizal B Jaafar, Acting CEO of MHTC; Ms Hafsah Mukhtar, Senior General Manager KPJ Healthcare Berhad; Ms Amal Mahfoudh Hezam, Senior Corporate Marketing Executive KPJ Healthcare Berhad; Dr Nur Adila Anuar, Consultant Clinical Haematology KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist; HE Shaiful Anuar Mohammad, Ambassador Of Malaysia to Oman, at Oman Health Exhibition and Conference 2023.

MUSCAT, Oman, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Malaysia Healthcare is showcasing its world-class healthcare offerings to Omanis, at the annual Oman Health Exhibition and Conference (OHEC), held at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre in Muscat. Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), an agency under the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia entrusted to facilitate and promote Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry, together with several leading private hospitals in the country are present at the Malaysian Pavillion, under the brand ‘Malaysia Healthcare’ from 18th to 20th September 2023 at booth No. 5500.

Featuring medical experts and specialist consultants in fertility, oncology, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation, from award-winning private hospitals in Malaysia such as Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, and Sunway Medical Centre, based in greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Healthcare invites interested individuals in seeking treatments abroad to explore the exclusive healthcare packages, as well as potential partners to network with its representatives at the Malaysia Healthcare Pavillion.

The OHEC provides a platform for valuable exchange on medical knowledge, expertise, technology, and best practices among global healthcare players. Representing the Honourable Minister of Health Malaysia, Dr. Zaliha Mustafa as one of the key speakers during the event, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of MHTC, Farizal B. Jaafar had the opportunity to share key highlights on Malaysia’s approach to healthcare reforms and advancements within the country’s healthcare sector outlined in its recently launched Health White Paper.

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Farizal B Jaafar, Acting CEO of MHTC, presenting the welcoming remarks on behalf of Dr. Zaliha Mustafa, Honourable Minister of Health, Malaysia at Oman Health Exhibition and Conference 2023.

“With a keen focus on the well-being of its people, the Sultanate of Oman has taken numerous efforts through Oman’s Health Vision 2050 to develop a strong healthcare ecosystem that is sustainable, inclusive, and highly responsive to the needs of the community. In this perspective, Oman and Malaysia share an aligned aspiration for healthcare reform. Under the Health White Paper, Malaysia aspires to nurture a nation of well-being by creating a healthcare system that is fair, easily accessible, and centered around the people’s needs. This commitment reaches far beyond our borders and extends across all subsectors. Through healthcare travel, we aspire to provide the same quality of care to the broader global community,” said Farizal B. Jaafar, Acting Chief Executive Officer of MHTC.

“MHTC has been successful in establishing public-private partnerships in various markets, fostering relations to facilitate patients to obtain quality treatments in Malaysia. Building upon the success of these partnerships, we look forward to building relationships with strategic Middle Eastern industry players to expand the reach of our quality and affordable healthcare to the Middle Easterners, especially the Omanis, addressing the trend among Omanis seeking healthcare treatments abroad,” added Farizal.

In addition to government-to-government relations, MHTC has also collaborated with globally recognised organisations to drive medical and service excellence, as well as elevate international branding. These include the renowned Mayo Clinic, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS), international accreditation bodies like Joint Commission International (JCI) as well as global airlines, financial and insurance service providers, technology enablers, and more.

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Acting CEO of MHTC, Farizal B Jaafar together with Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Chairman of SABCO group Oman, and other guests at the Malaysia Pavilion.

Healthcare travel in Malaysia is a well-developed industry, serving as a key export service for the country. Rigorously regulated by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the industry is one of the few countries in the region to receive strong government backing to ensure impeccable standards of quality, safety, and ethics in Malaysian healthcare services.

In addition, Malaysia Healthcare is highly competitive and affordable, providing cutting-edge treatments that are on par with countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan, at a very reasonable cost. This cost efficiency is also an attribute of the strict regulations on pricing outlined by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, to ensure that healthcare in Malaysia remains accessible to everyone who needs it.

“We are excited to be a part of the OHEC, and look forward to exploring innovative opportunities, showcasing the latest technologies, services, and facilities, and leveraging investment opportunities. Malaysia Healthcare is here to provide some of the advanced and cutting-edge facilities to all Omanis and healthcare travellers from this region to be treated in Malaysia, providing exceptional care within a safe and trusted destination for their peace of mind,” said Farizal.

There are currently more than 200 private hospitals in Malaysia, where only the most well-equipped and service-ready facilities are approved and registered to be participating healthcare travel providers. Most doctors and healthcare professionals in Malaysia received their training from internationally acclaimed institutions in Malaysia, USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe, and Malaysian private hospitals possess accreditation from reputable institutions, such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH).

Notably, several of Malaysia’s private hospitals have earned prestigious rankings, including recognition as top hospitals for various treatments, such as cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, and paediatrics in the esteemed Newsweek’s Best Specialised Hospitals Asia Pacific 2023 survey. Additionally, Malaysia has been recently listed as the top destination for retirement living in Asia by Nasdaq and International Living Magazine.

For comprehensive information on Malaysia Healthcare and its services, including healthcare travel, visit Stay updated with Malaysia Healthcare by following our social media accounts on Facebook at and on LinkedIn through the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council.

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Tutie Ismail
Vice President
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
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Chandrika Bhaskaran
Senior Manager
Public Relations & Content Communications
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
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The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is a government agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia that has been entrusted with the responsibility of curating the country’s healthcare travel scene, making it a key export service industry. Founded in 2009, MHTC works to streamline industry players and service providers in facilitating and growing Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry under the brand “Malaysia Healthcare” with the intended goal of making Malaysia the leading global healthcare destination. MHTC works closely with over 90 private healthcare facilities in Malaysia, who are registered members of MHTC.

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At the Monaco Classic Week elegance takes the sea with Allegra Gucci and Lia Riva

Sailors hoist the sails during a race at Classic Week on September, 16, 2023 in Monaco.

Sailors hoist the sails during a race at Classic Week on September, 16, 2023 in Monaco.

MONACO, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Elegance is the word while visiting the Monaco Classic Week. Everything at this event dedicated to heritage yachting talks about the ‘art de vivre la mer’, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s motto which contains appreciation and passion for the sea.The same values are shared by Allegra Gucci and her ‘Creole’. The three masters schooner designed by Charles Nicholson and built in Camper & Nicholson in 1927 doesn’t go unseen. In the Eighties she caught the eye of Maurizio Gucci who fell in love with her. And the rest is history. “The Creole came into our family for the passion that my father had for sailing and, especially, when he saw the Creole, that at the time was not really in a perfect condition, I would say more or less a wreck, he fell in love with her lines because she’s absolutely magnifique. He then decided to start this massive restoration, which lasted 4-5 years and after that we can say the Creole has seen a new life where she started sailing for the whole Mediterranean and the world, besides taking part and at the Classic Week of course,” explains Allegra Gucci. Allegra is Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani’s daughter and owner of the over 65-meter long classic boat. The Creole has a double planking hull, a surface of sailing that is a thousand square meters and a draft of 5 meters and a half. Alongside the impressive schooner there are 130 boats, including some forty classic sailing yachts, around sixty vintage motorboats and a 20-strong fleet of Dinghy 12’, moored at the YCM Marina for the event. “These wonderful boats are the result of the passion of the owner and it’s like keeping on the heritage,” adds Allegra Gucci.

When thinking about elegance at sea the mind immediately runs to the Italian shipyard established in Sarnico, Riva. At the Classic Week an exceptional fleet of around thirty Rivas, mahogany wooden runabouts of the 1950s, went on display. “The bond between Riva and Montecarlo goes a long way back in time. Since my father came here and with Prince Ranieri they decided to dug a tunnel into the rock and to build floating pontoons in the beautiful bay of Port Hercules,” says Lia Riva, daughter of shipyard founder Carlo. A roaring armada of vintage motorboats, led by the Riva family’s ‘Lipicar’,criss-crossed the bay and sailed close to the shore, much to the pleasure of spectators. “Every two years the Yacht Club organizes the Classic Week. Since this year is the centenary of the birth of Prince Ranieri, the Rivas are ‘à l’ honneur’, as they say here, precisely because they were the boats used by Ranieri himself and his family. We have some beautiful photos all onboard the Aquarama, the Tritone, which they owned, and they also had a smaller boat, a Super Florida,” she recalls. Considered pure gems in the yachting world, the 60 motorboats deployed all their charms under blue skies and sunshine, their meticulous varnish glinting in the light during a memorable outing as they wove their way through the sailing yachts.

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AiViva Biopharma Appoints Lester J. Kaplan, PhD to the Board of Directors

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AiViva Biopharma Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies to address major unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of Dr. Lester J. Kaplan, PhD to its board of directors. Dr. Kaplan served as the Executive Vice President and President, Research & Development and Global Botox, and a board member of Allergan. During his tenure heading Allergan’s R&D function, more than 20 major pharmaceutical products and new indications were approved by the FDA, the European Union, Japan and major Ministries of Health around the world.

Dr. Kaplan serves as a director of Nicox Inc. which acquired Aciex Therapeutics, Inc. in 2014 when he was Executive Chair. He is an independent board member of Beacon Therapeutics. Dr. Kaplan has served on the boards Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Acucela Inc., Altheos (Executive Chair), Neurotech, Oculex and National Neurovision Research Institute (FFB). He is a former trustee of the Keck Graduate Institute and former member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bay City Capital. Dr. Kaplan received his PhD in organic chemistry from UCLA.

“I am excited to join the board of AiViva Biopharma and work with the management team to maximize the potential of their IP and promising development pipeline as they embark on the next phase of growth. The team has come a long way in a very short timeframe to increase their value across their portfolio,” said Dr. Kaplan.

“I am honored and excited to welcome Dr. Kaplan to the board of directors. Dr. Kaplan’s long history of leadership and deep experience in drug development will be invaluable to AiViva BioPharma,” said Diane Tang-Liu, PhD, President and CEO of AiViva.

About AiViva Biopharma, Inc.

AiViva is a clinical stage biotech company led by a team of seasoned industry experts with proven track record in drug development and commercialization. AiViva has developed innovative approaches to address high unmet medical needs through focal therapies that target diseases of neovascularization, abnormal cell proliferation, and fibrosis. Core competencies include development of novel drugs using proprietary technologies, including JEL™, in specialty therapeutic areas of ophthalmology, dermatology, urology and oncology. Please visit to learn more.

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At the Monaco Classic Week JFK’s ‘Floating White House’ goes on display

At the Monaco Classic Week JFK’s ‘Floating White House’ goes on display

At the Monaco Classic Week JFK’s ‘Floating White House’ goes on display

MONACO, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It’s time for Classic Week at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Among 130 vintage boats, including sailing yachts and motoryachts, moored at the YCM marina until 16th September, the Manitou catches the eye of many. The fascinating sailboat, approximately 18 meters long, hosted John Fitzgerald Kennedy, its most famous owner, at the helm. Nicknamed ‘The Floating White House’, it was equipped with the latest technology to keep the communication going with the presidential office but also, allegedly, with the Kremlin. The wooden interiors, with a small fireplace, a large cabin and the famous bath, hidden by two teak doors, are the main features of the boat. Legend has it Marilyn Monroe also took baths on board while Kennedy spent a lot of time on the Manitou yacht not only working but also in company of family and friends. A photo of him with Jackie Kennedy and Giovanni and Marella Agnelli is still displayed below deck. The history of the sailing yacht dates back to 1937 when the racing car driver James Lowe commissioned it from the famous studio of naval architects Sparkman & Stephens. The Manitou won the Mackinac race in 1938, from Chicago to Lake Michigan, and then won again 1940-41. “In 1956 the boat was donated to the US Navy and JFK sent his attaché to find a boat that would serve the presidential purpose and he found the Manitou. At this point it is said that Marilyn Monroe was also among the guests on the boat. So both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn would board the sailing ship. And the latter, according to the rumors, would have used the tub located below deck but, clearly, we are not sure,” recalls Hamish Easton, current owner of the sailing ship who, however, prefers to be defined as the ‘guardian’ of the vessel. “You never really own such a thing but you can only keep it in custody for a while waiting to entrust it to whoever comes after,” he adds. Now the Manitou is ‘enjoying retirement’ at the port of Cannes by taking part in 6-10 historic regattas a year.

Moving on to motorboats, the 1908 ‘Triton’ deserves a special mention. “It is a steam launched engine which is very comfortable to run because you have no noise, no odor and you have a really long run distance with just a few liters of gasoline. We also have a full equipped kitchen on it,” explains Michael Hoelzl, project manager of Autoboote Berlin. The historical shipyard, founded by Carsten Kling, mainly restores pre-world war and pre-I world war boats. Alongside comes the ‘Wild Cat’ a 1923 powerboat is Rolls-Royce engined with 27 liters of displacement and 650 horsepower. “There’s is a very interesting tendency which started around 10-15 years ago and now we actually only have historical boats and we change from combustion to electric or if the client to hybrid electric,” Hoelzl adds.

Impressive while walking on the quay is the Mariska (1908). It is one of the last four classic 15-meter class yachts still sailing, along with Tuiga, The Lady Anne (1912) and Hispania (1909), which compete mainly in Mediterranean regattas, “The Mariska is a 15 meter, one of the most famous classes in Europe and I am from the Manhattan Yacht Club, in New York Harbour. We’ve flown over this regatta. We’ve raced at the Monaco Classic Week many times but this is the first time racing on a 15 meter. It’s so beautiful and a joy for us to come here and race this kind of boats,” says Michal Fortenbaugh, commodore of the Manhattan Yacht Club.

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Forward Faster Initiative to accelerate private sector action to reach SDGs

Over 130 companies have already joined the new UN Global Compact Forward Faster initiative to accelerate private sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, United States of America, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, launched Forward Faster today to accelerate private sector action at the pace and scale needed to deliver on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the 2030 Agenda. Forward Faster calls on business leaders everywhere to take measurable, credible and ambitious action in five areas — gender equality, climate action, living wage, water resilience and finance & investment — that have the power to accelerate progress across all SDGs where the private sector can collectively make the biggest, fastest impact by 2030.

The SDG Progress Report released earlier this year by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, showed that just 15 percent of the Sustainable Development Goal targets are on track, progress on 48 percent is weak and insufficient and progress has stalled or gone into reverse on 37 percent of the SDGs.

Speaking about the new initiative, Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact said:

“Now more than ever companies are taking action on sustainability, but there’s still not enough progress towards meeting the 2030 Agenda. Companies must be more ambitious and put words into action. Forward Faster is here to guide companies on where they can make the biggest, fastest impact for 2030.”

Companies who sign up to the initiative, will be asked to commit to nine targets — at least one of the selected targets from the five action areas in:

  • Gender Equality
    • Equal representation, participation and leadership across all levels of management by 2030.
    • Equal pay for work of equal value by 2030.
  • Climate Action
    • Set corporate science-based net-zero emissions reductions targets in line with a 1.5°C pathway, with the goal of halving global emissions by 2030 and reaching net-zero by 2050 at the latest.
    • Contribute to a just transition by taking concrete actions that address social impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in partnership with actors such as workers, unions, communities and suppliers.
  • Living Wage
    • 100 percent of employees across the organization earn a living wage by 2030.
    • Establish a joint action plan(s) with contractors, supply chain partners and other key stakeholders to work towards achieving living wages and/or living incomes with measurable and time-bound milestones.
  • Water Resilience
    • Build water resilience across global operations and supply chains and join hands to achieve collective positive water impact in at least 100 vulnerable prioritized water basins by 2030.
  • Finance & Investment
    • Align corporate investment — to the fullest extent possible — with SDG policies and strategies, and set targets, track and report on the amount and proportion of such SDG investments.

More than 130 companies are already taking action amongst the five action areas, and the list of companies committed to Forward Faster is expected to increase significantly. More than 20 organizations agreed to serve as supporters across the different action areas of the initiative.

To learn more about Forward Faster please visit

Notes to Editors

About the UN Global Compact

As a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact is a call to companies worldwide to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 18,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 62 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world. For more information, visit our website at

United Nations Global Compact
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