Tag Archives: #UN

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Coffee with the Souls of #Srebrenica

For most, the Srebrenica Genocide has become a footnote in history once again linking horrific crimes against fellow man that many thought could “Never Again” occur after the horrors of…

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Fictional Protagonist Fantine of Les Miserables as Real Life Goodwill Ambassador

Academy Award-Winning actor Anne Hathaway is an accomplished artist who has spent a lifetime of achievement in films featuring the plight of women in the workforce or motherhood.  In fictional…

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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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Muhammad #Ali’s Humility, My Greatest Lesson

He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and…

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Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege

Sarajevo could have been liberated, rescued early into the siege; however too many EU and US political leaders either were acquiescent or resigned to what they viewed as the inevitable…

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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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#Oscar for Global Citizen, UN Messenger of Peace?

Leonardo #DiCaprio has become one of the most active advocates on behalf of the United Nations mission and related initiatives particularly #ClimateChange and the #Environment. While he has been a…

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Mixed Signals on Global Economy: #Investment Up, #Trade Down!

The latest data from the UN for 2015 evidences record global foreign direct investment. However, measures of trade, at least according to shipping data indicate something worse than a mere…

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UN #Police, Force for Good or….?

The role of UN police, women and men, can be particularly critical beyond just helping those facing threats in war zones and/or on basis of race, ethnicity or religion.  Maintaining…

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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…