Tag Archives: #UnitedNations

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Forgotten #Children as World Ignores a Current #Genocide ?

Where is our humanity? From Susan Sacirbey

Who are these children who have a name and an identity that has also given them the UN label “the most persecuted people in the world” ? They are Myanmar…

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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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#Environment & #ClimateChange Challenge at Historic Crossroads?

Forgive some for being skeptical but the struggle to save the environment and defend against climate change have been ongoing for several decades before the current Paris Conference. Even the…

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Green #Climate Fund Investments ahead of Paris #ClimateChange Conference

  Innovation to induce the change needed to counter the inertia of industry, regulation and habit is perhaps one of the greater challenges to counter climate change. Public-private partnerships are…

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Happy Birthday as UN Highlights its Birth & Development in #Photos

As the United Nations this week has officially turned 70, it has turned back to its own archives to look back at the moment of birth. It may be difficult…

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When Marlon #Brando Joined #Diplomacy’s Night

Back in 1956, there was no more glamorous or rebellious film star than Marlon Brando. On this night though, he joined in the protocol of the United Nations in what…

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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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Henry #Fonda Speaks on Behalf of #Disarmament

The vision of a globe disarming rather than ever more destructive weapons in quantity and capacity was a founding goal of the United Nations. Actor Henry Fonda was one of…

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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…

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Papal Support for Labor

Pope Francis’s recent statements on income inequality and labor have been characterized by some as beyond the norm.  However, the history of Popes that have seen organized labor as consistent…