Category Archives: Cultural Diplomacy

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Peace, Prayer, & the Violin

The International Day of Peace is celebrated by the United Nations on 21 September, and each September the Peace Bell in the Japanese Garden at the UN rings its message…

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#Eid Al-Fitr From the UN

  The end of Ramadan is celebrated throughout the globe, after a month of fasting, prayer, abstinence and hopefully reflection. The United Nations holds its own prayer services for diplomats,…

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Robert #Redford at UN says #ClimateChange Will #Sting All!

In “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” he went out in a blaze of bullets.  Now, more than four decades later, since he joined Paul Newman to film one of…

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Encore, Encore to WhyHunger’s Success in Reducing Hunger

The Chapin Awards Gala this week at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan commemorated not only WhyHunger’s founding 40 years ago by visionary Bill Ayres and the late Harry Chapin. It was…

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Does Any Celebrity Amplify Cry of Rohingya?

Actor Matt Dillon has visited a Rohingya displaced persons camp at a critical time just when the Myanmar government/military was blocking access to international media. The recent migrant crisis in…

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World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue & Development

Some are promoting a conflict of civilizations and the killing and genocide of “the other.” Today, though, the United Nations and UNESCO are promoting diversity and our right to Humankind’s…

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China’s Paw Print on Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has always been a traditional stop for me each time I’ve been to the area. Known as a mecca for Florida Wildlife Conservation, it is home…

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Children Performing Violins in Perfect Harmony of Peace

Music is the chord that binds citizens together to establish cultural bonds and set the global stage as a foundation for peace. This week was a special ceremony in the…

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Cinco de Mayo is Simpatico for Global Citizens

Dogs donning festive sombreros , margaritas – guacamole – salsa and chips, Cinco de Mayo is cause for celebration and not just in Mexico (primarily Puebla State) and the United…

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Jazz for the Global Soul

Music is beyond just entertainment, but part of a culture shared from Africa to the Americas to Asia and Europe. It promotes a vision of what is possible when the…