Category Archives: Global Citizen

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Is Diplomacy in Syria Failing the Lessons of Bosnia?

Is Diplomacy in Syria Failing the Lessons of Bosnia? Lecture by Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey, Bosnia & Herzegovina –Tuesday, Sept. 15, 12:30, Modesto A. Maidique Campus/CP145 –FIU (Florida International University) Steven…

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We’ve all been #Refugees, as Old as War & Natural Disaster

  As the refugee crisis escalates, our response tests our humanity as well as our capacity. It also is not just a European problem, but on almost on all continents:…

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#Islamic Scholars Speak on Preserving the #Environment

  It is perhaps coincidence that the color of Islam is green, but thinking and behaving consistent with environmental concerns has now focused the attention of Islamic scholars. This follows recent…

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#Plastic Trash Islands Twice the Size of Texas in our #Oceans

  From the obnoxious floating bottle to small plastic pellets, the Oceans could become more garbage dump than the expansive marine paradise that feeds, heals and nurtures our imagination and…

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How Srebrenica, Netherlands, NATO & UN Were Betrayed

The evidence has now converged from several different sources, including recently revealed documents and statements from former government officials. Confirming our rising suspicions over the last two decades, the betrayal…

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Can UN Cite #CharlestonShooting as “Hateful Act”?

The US is beacon for tolerance and the rule of law, but it is also increasingly facing scrutiny as to whether the reality lives up to the rhetoric. Let’s be…

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UN Photo Contest on #whyspacematters

The photo does not have to be taken from space, but it should reflect why space is important for mankind. That is the theme of a photo contest by the…

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Why Girl’s Education Matters?

 Education creates opportunity but also the choice for global citizens to access their rights, from political to economic to social.  For this reason, it is in particularly critical for girls…

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“Let There Be Bread”

  Pope Francis addressed the delegates at the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference in Rome this week and cited eradicating hunger as a moral obligation. Food security, good nutrition,…

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Education Is a Human Right

  “The terrorists know this. That is why they keep attacking schools, like in Garissa, Kenya and Peshawar, Pakistan. They target girls with books, like Malala Yousafzai and her friends…