Tag Archives: Rwanda

Rural Women’s Empowerment Critical to Sustainable Development

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core.” Thoeun harvests corn from her farm in Kampong Cham, […]

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Reflecting on Rwanda, Ban-ki Moon Urges Courage

New York, N.Y.  The world must make use of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda to look back on the past – and to squarely confront the challenges of the present, renewing collective resolve and summoning the courage to prevent such atrocities from happening again, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

New York, N.Y.  Actress and humanitarian Liv Ullmann kicked off the Women’s Refugee Commission‘s 2012 Voices of Courage Awards luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on May 4 with a story about a young boy she met in a refugee camp many years ago. He told her he only cried when it rained so he […]

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“One Day on Earth” Film Premieres at U.N.

The film premiered this week at the United Nations and around the world. Photo: U.N. United Nations, N.Y.  This week I was extremely pleased to view a special, global screening of One Day on Earth – the first film ever shot in every country of the world. Although it was shown in hundreds of venues in every corner […]

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Book Speaks to Man’s Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Washington, DC. Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles “Chic” Dambach’s exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much in our personal and professional lives in common. I first met Chic through Paul Stevers, the Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who funds orphans, peacebuilding, and counter strategies to […]

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Goldman Sachs Helps 10,000 Women, Including Andeisha Farid

New York, N.Y.  In March 2008, Goldman Sachs announced a significant new initiative called 10,000 Women that has two goals: To increase the number of underserved women receiving a business and management education and improving the quality and capacity of business and management education around the world.To expand the entrepreneurial talent and managerial pool in developing and […]

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Women for Peace Concert at the U.N. General Assembly

Tonight I find myself at the performance of Women for Peace at the U.N. General Assembly, hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek. This show has African drummers, the Drum Café Dance Ensemble from Johannesburg. They were wonderful but ultimately lacking the authenticity our pulsating Togolese dancers and drummers brought to the Americas Society on Park Avenue […]

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