Tag Archives: #UNESCO

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International Prosecution of Crimes Against Culture, Environment & Animals?

The International Criminal Court has taken the first steps toward prosecuting those who not only commit serious crimes against cultural, religious and historical heritage but also against our environment and…

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The #Indigenous, Educators & Custodians of our Future

There are more than 370 million Indigenous people living in more than 90 countries across the globe.  (Rainforest Action Network)  The theme this year at the United Nations for International…

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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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Peter #Ustinov, an Original Diplomat-Artist

Actor, director and playwright best recognized for his many Hollywood credits over half a century, Peter Ustinov was an ardent promoter of the United Nations during its formative years and…

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Wishes for More Tolerant 2016 & Actions?

By any standard, 2015 has exhibited a negative trend for tolerance and diversity. The trend is not just limited to ISIS or Africa’s virulent conflicts as Burundi, Ogaden, Central African…

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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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Half of the Globe’s Countries Get a Failing Grade

  The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) gives failing grades to more than 50% of the globe’s countries in ensuring gender parity in education in both primary…

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No #Internet for Majority of #GlobalCitizens

They could most benefit from being connected but are the least likely, around 4 billion people around the globe in the least developed states or simply trapped in poverty among…

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Colombia’s #Juanes & Latin America’s Diplomat-Artists

Music star Juanes represents the rising engagement of global artists with the United Nations and its many organizations and agencies, including UNICEF and UNHCR.  Initially, the engagement was limited in…

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Stevie Wonder, UN Peace Messenger

We grew up with his music and he grew up in front of us. Now, Stevie Wonder just turned 65, and he is anything but moving toward retirement. As one…