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Resettlement Solutions Needed For Refugees on Manus Island

New York, N.Y. mid news of an agreement to close the Australian immigration detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the importance of finding permanent and sustainable resettlement solutions that address the needs of the refugees.                     […]

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Young Global Leader on Why There is a Pride Parade in New York City

New York, N.Y. The Pride Parade is a beautiful celebration that embraces equality for all. The reason for this event is to show that love must be share and embraced. The first, pride parade to be held in New York City was on June 28, 1969. From this touching event something I definitely got out of […]

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Ban urges more Funds to Help The ‘working poor’

New York, N.Y. With so many youth either jobless or “working poor,” more investment is needed to empower them through skills development, United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon said on World Youth Skills Day today.       A young Jordanian who completed classroom and on-the-job training through UNDPs vocational programme, and now works for LG Company in Amman. […]

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In a Perfect World, There Will Always Be Lindos

Word handed down by our tireless leader, Greta, was that we must leave the elegant and endlessly accommodating Rodos Palace early for our day in Lindos, an hour’s drive down the coast, if we hoped to beat the heat. What she didn’t warn us was that it isn’t just the heat you need to handle, […]

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BREXIT from Mankind: Some Thoughts

New York, N.Y.  Mankind has always had two movements. To reunite in large groups or to breakdown into small associations. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg. People gather in large associations when they perceive love, ties, friendship, heritage, history, the geography or economics, or other reasons move them to do so. They perceive that coming together improves life for […]

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Millennial Owen Alderson on ‘The Case for Idealism’

Cincinnati, Ohio. We have all heard this iconic JFK quote: We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is […]

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Philanthropy: Channeling The Godliness Within All Of Us

New York, N.Y. My name is Isaac J. Kassin and I am a 2012 Luce Leader. Before I begin I would like to thank the J. Luce Foundation and St. John’s University for inviting me to speak tonight. It’s a great opportunity and I hope to contribute as much as I can. The beautiful woman […]

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Can You Trust Muslims In America? A Texas Councilman Says Yes

Dallas, Texas. Recently, my fellow Texans answered that question affirmatively. In 2014, I was elected to represent the residents of Southlake on our City Council. Dr. Shahid Shafi was elected to the City Council in Southlake in 2014. I am an American of Pakistani origin, born to parents of Indian origin, an immigrant, a father, […]

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