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Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

Tawang, India. Since 2000, we have been operating charities Raising, Supporting, and soon Educating Young Global Leaders. From every corner of the world and from every faith tradition. It doesn’t matter where someone comes from or how they worship – or don’t worship – as long as three elements are present: Tolerance, Kindness and Compassion. […]

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India: Great Protector of the Tibetan People

Delhi, India. Call me an Ugly American, but India has made great sacrifices to safeguard the Tibetan people and continues to protect them to this day at enormous cost against the Chinese, and I had neither understanding nor appreciation of their efforts. This was not covered in my high school history class. Map of China and Tibet in […]

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From Cornell: Why Young Global Leadership Today is So Critical

By Kumar Nandanampati, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Ithaca, N.Y. Young global leadership is so critical today because young leaders are uniquely positioned to understand, empathize, and tackle the inequalities and oppressions that society faces. As the number of global issues rises, from climate change to income inequality, it is important for young […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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MSF Responds to Emergency in Mediterranean

New York, N.Y.  Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey via North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. And every year, countless lives are lost during the passage. In 2014 alone, more than 3,400 people are thought to have died during the crossing. The number of […]

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Why Worry that Bangladesh has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths?

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Two months after the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on May 12, 2015, the Bangladeshi government remains mum on addressing the issue. This silence comes despite enormous international shock over the crime committed upon the outspoken blogger, human rights activist, and writer at Mukto Mona, a secular Bangladeshi website that had […]

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Photo of the Day: Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus delivered speech at a monthly luncheon meeting of American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka yesterday. Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus delivered speech at a monthly luncheon meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) in Dhaka yesterday In […]

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Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.  Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off. Introduced by Hikmet Ersek, the C.E.O. of Western Union – the corporation that hosted this event – Muhammad was as inspiring as ever. Western Union, “Moving Money for […]

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