Tag Archives: #UnitedNations

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…

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…

“I, the Diplomat” 1956 Radio Program by Sir Michael #Redgrave

He is the father of Oscar-winning actress and friend Vanessa Redgrave; but even before then, he was a friend of the United Nations and as many of the period who…

Peace, Prayer, & the Violin

The International Day of Peace is celebrated by the United Nations on 21 September, and each September the Peace Bell in the Japanese Garden at the UN rings its message…

American #BoyScouts as Aids at Conference Establishing UN

  Patriotism and the establishment of the UN went hand in hand, at least during the crucial meetings in San Francisco, April 25 to June 26, 1945: “Scoutmaster Frank X….

Robert #Redford at UN says #ClimateChange Will #Sting All!

In “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” he went out in a blaze of bullets.  Now, more than four decades later, since he joined Paul Newman to film one of…

40 Years after #Jaws, UN says Sharks Need Protection + Makeover

“Jaws” made for on- the-screen drama, but it was a poor presentation of reality. The damaging image projected of sharks has also had a devastating effect upon their populations, along…

#UN Lays its HQ Foundation in NYC

On July 1, 1950 the United Nations laid the foundation for its current HQ on New York’s East River. The land was donated and the building was designed by Brazil’s…

UN Photo Contest on #whyspacematters

The photo does not have to be taken from space, but it should reflect why space is important for mankind. That is the theme of a photo contest by the…

Slavery & Its Victims To Be Memorialized at UN

The new sculpture/memorial is being unveiled on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25, 2015. According to the UN News…