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First International Day for Genocide Victims

“One More, Never Again” is a stark reminder of man’s massive failure and complicity in genocide, the “crime of crimes.” This December 19 was an historical first step in recognition,…

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Art Speaks of the Abilities of Persons with #Disabilities

UN Photo: Movement Installation Marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities As part of a series of events marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), Heidi Latsky…

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#Environment & #ClimateChange Challenge at Historic Crossroads?

Forgive some for being skeptical but the struggle to save the environment and defend against climate change have been ongoing for several decades before the current Paris Conference. Even the…

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Big Money for Africa’s Biggest Challenge: #ClimateChange ?

Africa has been plagued by division, conflict, corruption, hunger, epidemic and exploitation but its biggest challenge may be climate change. Or, more accurately, many of Africa’s problems emanate from or…

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What #Thanksgiving is all About — Every Day

Thanksgiving is a time for memories — of our childhood, family, and friends. It is also a time to be grateful for the many blessings we have and to give…

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Does this #Refugee Look like an Undesirable to be Sent Home?

The year of his birth was 1884, and at less than one year of age, John James Mates, my grandfather of Irish-Catholic heritage, sailed to America and into the Pennsylvania…

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Day of Reckoning

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted 26 years ago today – 20 November – marks Universal Children’s Day.  Perhaps this year more than any other we are…

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#University & UN Look to Future Together

The new global citizen is being educated at the globe’s university. From activism to careers, much of what occurs at the grassroots comes from new organizations and groups taking shape…

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Green #Climate Fund Investments ahead of Paris #ClimateChange Conference

  Innovation to induce the change needed to counter the inertia of industry, regulation and habit is perhaps one of the greater challenges to counter climate change. Public-private partnerships are…

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Pack Your #Travel Bags to Explore, Exchange, Learn or Relax?

The UN World Tourism Barometer reported promising news of a four percent (4%) increase in the number of tourists — 810 million — in 2015’s first eight months.  Whether traveling…