Category Archives: Global Citizen

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International Women’s Day & Gender Equality

The world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March each year.  It is a day to commemorate women and also a day to reflect on gender equality, assess where we…

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Photography to Counter Hunger

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has sponsored a photography contest as means to counter global hunger. This year’s theme being “the family meal.” The United Nations is in theory…

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Going Green Globally

The Impact of Being Sustainable

No matter who you are or where you live in the world, we all share at least one basic thing, we all live on one planet. Regardless of one’s belief…

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“All In” to End Adolescent AIDS

We are failing our young people when HIV/AIDS is their second leading cause of death worldwide.  World leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya to launch the “All In” initiative to end…

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Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed without Weapons?

  Ukraine has had several cycles on the diplomatic merry-go-round, but the only result is more weapons in the hands of the so-described pro-Russia rebels. There is another round of…

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Aviation Safety: Global Concern, Global Reforms?

The apparent spike of airline crashes and one still unresolved disappearances is prompting a revitalized search for greater safety, and most critically better tracking of planes. While the causes appear…

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UN Meteorological Agency Reports this is Warmest Century on Record as Trend Continues Upward

Even as we freeze at UN HQ in New York City, the forecast is for more heat globally, if the current trend continues. Climate change does not mean every region…

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UN Holds First Ever Social Media Day – Digital-Diplomacy Comes Home?

An early leader in employing social media, the United Nations heralded January 30, 2015 as Social Media Day. The event was probably of many to come where digital-diplomacy is addressed…

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Fighting Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus

49,000 babies died in 2013 alone. The deaths according to UNICEF are from Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)  a swift and painful killer. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus…

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NATO’s Future Rises to Focus of US Presidential Election 2016?

NATO was critical to the shaping of the “new Europe” two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO…