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Let Us Come Together as “One” – #Eid al Adha

At a time in history of enormous challenges – man-made, environmental, and beyond our control — sacrifice for the common good calls for dedication  to the cause of peace and…

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One Human Family- No Matter What Color or Lack Thereof

Albinism, in humans “is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a…

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Is Committee on NGO’s & some CSO’s Prejudiced Trend-Setters against #Journalists & #LGBT Orgs?

Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Rupert Colville, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and UNSG Ban Ki-moon lamented that freedom is under…

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Lofty Goals at World Humanitarian Summit, BUT Show Me the Money!

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which closed on May 24, 2016 in Istanbul, assembled 173 Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over…

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World Humanitarian Summit – ‘A Common Humanity Shared Responsibilities’

Istanbul  is host to the World Humanitarian Summit, May 23-24. 2016. To shape a different global future in a world facing unprecedented humanitarian challenges — (130 million people in desperate…

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Postal Stamps as #Diplomacy on #LGBT Rights

For centuries prior, postal stamps were both art and functional. The Internet has changed some of that. Nonetheless, postal stamps continue to be expressions of art, culture, national patriotism/tradition and…

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Will #Myanmar Elections on 8 November Reflect Continued Hate?

Elections in Myanmar, (Burma) are scheduled for 8 November, 2015. But will they reflect true democratic reforms, or will results be a continued mirror of injustice, hatred, and discrimination against…

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Food for Thought on #WorldFoodDay

The goal to eradicate hunger in our lifetime is too far away.  Try explaining lofty challenges and statistics to these Darfur refugees in eastern Chad whose food rations have been…

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“Public Space is Vital Component of #Cities” – World #Habitat Day

  We share more than living space when we converge in the city, the town and the village. Public places become part of culture, social interaction and political discourse. They…

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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…