Category Archives: Cultural Diplomacy

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When Marlon #Brando Joined #Diplomacy’s Night

Back in 1956, there was no more glamorous or rebellious film star than Marlon Brando. On this night though, he joined in the protocol of the United Nations in what…

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#007 in #Cyprus to Tackle Minefields

  #DanielCraig is employing his celebrity as James Bond to highlight de-mining efforts that are ongoing on that island state for the last four decades and as reunification talks under…

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Diplomacy & Art

Lydia Canaan stands out as global citizen and diplomat artist. Lydia is a world renowned music talent, with the spirit of ambassador for the future where inclusiveness and peace are…

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#Shakira Tuned into Children & Education

Far from the coincidental Ambassador, Shakira has turned her effort on behalf of Children’s education from UNICEF, to the World Bank and even a joint Israeli/Palestinian school in Jerusalem. It…

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#GlobalCitizen #Diplomacy Rocks!

The United Nations and its diplomacy is increasingly about engaging the global citizen. Fenced in diplomatic reserves remain at the UN HQ which is hosting the globe’s kings, presidents, prime…

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#NewOrleans, Love Me or “Hate Me for my Freedom”?

In the immediate aftermath of #Katrina, many around America blamed the death and destruction on New Orleans and its residents – some asked should the US simply abandon New Orleans?…

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Colombia’s #Juanes & Latin America’s Diplomat-Artists

Music star Juanes represents the rising engagement of global artists with the United Nations and its many organizations and agencies, including UNICEF and UNHCR.  Initially, the engagement was limited in…

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Could #Tourism Lift #Palestine Economy & Peace?

 With assistance from the World Bank, Palestine is seeking to further the rich potential of its tourism. Palestine has the rich history, much of it shared with Israel and vice-versa,…

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Stevie Wonder, UN Peace Messenger

We grew up with his music and he grew up in front of us. Now, Stevie Wonder just turned 65, and he is anything but moving toward retirement. As one…

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She Wore Black, Audrey #Hepburn at UN

    She became the model for the diplomat-artist, as the “little black dress” became the fashion of choice for so many because of the trend she set. As UNICEF’s…