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United Nations Officially Launches the International Year of Pulses at FAO in Rome

Dear Pulse Lovers,

The day has finally arrived. The United Nations is launching the International Year of Pulses 2016 at 11:00 am Rome-time November 10 – today. The press release that the Global Pulse Confederation has released is attached. Please feel free to post it on your web site along with the banner (jpg) format on Pulse Feast. The new web site featuring information on how to use pulses will also be launched tomorrow, so we would welcome you to link to it.

We will be live tweeting from the launch ceremony tomorrow in Rome so stay tuned to @LovePulses and use the hash tag #LovePulses in your tweets. There will also be tweets in a variety of languages to help us reach a global audience. Please be tweeting, retweeting, blogging, and updating your websites to mark the year. The social media resources are:

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Looking forward to the launch and the journey it begins,
Robynne Anderson
Morgane Danielou ( – communications
Paulina Ceballos ( – stakeholder relations
Stefanie Hyde ( – digital media
Tilly MacRae ( – national committees
and the rest of the team