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Schedule for International Day of Happiness at the United Nations

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS AT THE UNITED NATIONS   Sunday, 20 March 2016 The Permanent Missions of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations The Permanent Mission of São Tomé and Príncipe to the United Nations The Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations Humanicy presents: A Tribute to the KINGDOM […]

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U.S. Prepares to Strike at Heart of Islamic State

Washington, D.C. Teams of U.S. special operators could be in place within weeks, aiming to strike at the brain trust and nervous system of the Islamic State terror group, in an intensified effort to destroy what many see as a growing global threat. AF Combat Controllers clear C-130 in Afghanistan. Photo: Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock of […]

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Ban Warns of ‘Misplaced Suspicions’ of Muslim Refugees, Migrants

New York, N.Y. As last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut continue to reverberate round the world with calls to restrict refugee and migrant movement in the name of security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned against “misplaced suspicions” about refugees and migrants, especially Muslims, who can help fight violent extremism. A group of […]

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U.N. Security Council Calls for Eradicating ISIS Safe Havens

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week. […]

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Major Spike in Number of Migrant Children on Move in Europe

New York, N.Y. With record numbers of child refugees and migrants – 700 a day seeking asylum in Europe –the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has identified five groups of vulnerable children and is mobilizing tailored actions to meet their needs. A young child, wearing a sweater and a knitted cap, eats a […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Australia to Resettle 12,000 Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

Sydney, Australia.  Australia has offered to resettle 12,000 refugees from the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says those from “persecuted minorities,” including Christians, Yazidis and Muslims, will be given priority. Australian warplanes have also been authorized to hit Islamic State targets in Syria. Prime Minister Abbott on Australia Day 2015, the […]

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Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

New York, N.Y.  I’ve always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things—positively impacting lives in meaningful ways.  Recently I met a kindred spirit, Jonathan Hollander, founder and director of Battery Dance Company.  His lower Manhattan-based dance company demonstrates the tremendous public good that the arts can contribute to society.  He […]

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How to Turn Difficult Times into a Period of Growth

World Pandemic: Young Global Leaders as Social Media Influencers

From Jamaica: Young Global Leaders Create New Global Perspective

Paws of War Asks for Help to Bring Soldier’s Dog Back to America

From Jamaica: Struggle as Motivation to Impact World

Maxwell Bennett on Malala Yousafzai and School Shootings