Contributor: Diplomat Artist Buzz

Swamp Queen with a Crown for a Sustainable Mission

Laura McKeeman Rutledge, age 27, born in St. Petersburg, Florida is a graduate of the University of Florida. Having majored in broadcast journalism, she went on to become a reporter…

Protect World Wildlife Today, 3 March, & Forever

Just as “it takes a village” to raise our children, so too does it take an educated  global citizen — the entire world —  to protect and preserve World Wildlife….

The Buzz on Free Labor for #FoodSecurity

Mother Nature and the FAO has a labor-free cure-all to help solve food security – bees.  Moving from flower to flower, these natural pollinators determine crop yields.  One out of…

#Bosnian First Graders #Sign Love & Acceptance

Children with disabilities frequently are stigmatized by their peers and society at large. But this story of an amazing first grade class in Bosnia offers a glimpse of hope. Photo:…

Postal Stamps as #Diplomacy on #LGBT Rights

For centuries prior, postal stamps were both art and functional. The Internet has changed some of that. Nonetheless, postal stamps continue to be expressions of art, culture, national patriotism/tradition and…

#Oscar for Global Citizen, UN Messenger of Peace?

Leonardo #DiCaprio has become one of the most active advocates on behalf of the United Nations mission and related initiatives particularly #ClimateChange and the #Environment. While he has been a…

Needs of #Refugee Children of the Central African Republic & Nigeria

A clarion call from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is out for immediate assistance for refugees in the Central African Republic and Nigeria. These victims…

Peter #Ustinov, an Original Diplomat-Artist

Actor, director and playwright best recognized for his many Hollywood credits over half a century, Peter Ustinov was an ardent promoter of the United Nations during its formative years and…

Missing One Hot Meal Won’t Kill Me!

As snow pummels the Northeast, temperatures plunge, and the threat and reality of coastal flooding in my area is a major concern, I’m rushing to cook a lot of food…

Mixed Signals on Global Economy: #Investment Up, #Trade Down!

The latest data from the UN for 2015 evidences record global foreign direct investment. However, measures of trade, at least according to shipping data indicate something worse than a mere…