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Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” said Mr. Ban. “I […]

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Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

New York, N.Y.  Remembering all those who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and, later, Nagasaki, some 69 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the atrocious memories of that tragedy must inspire new generations to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. “This solemn commemoration connects memories of a tragic past with […]

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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

New York, N.Y.  A view of the Security Council as Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the U.N., vetoes a draft resolution which declared the planned referendum on independence for Ukraine’s Crimea region illegal and urged countries not to recognise the results. The resolution, drafted by the United States delegation, came […]

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Int’l. Volunteer Day: Ban Highlights Youth as Change Agents

New York, N.Y.  “There are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world today, with incredible potential to tackle challenges and act as agents of change,” he said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 5 December. “When young people volunteer, the opportunity provides them with valuable life and job skills; it strengthens their capacity […]

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Youth Envoy for U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency on Hope

New York, N.Y.  From a “tougher than tough” life in a Gaza refugee camp to winning the title of this year’s “Arab Idol”, Mohammad Assaf told reporters at United Nations Headquarters today that he will “never forget his roots” and, as a beacon of hope for all Palestinian people, he will continue to promote peace, […]

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Universal Children’s Day: U.N. says Child Violence Hobbles Progress

New York, N.Y.  The agenda will succeed the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDG) programme adopted by a UN Summit in 2000 and scheduled to end in 2015. The J. Luce agrees that all children have the right to live free from violence. Photo UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1124/Shehzad Noorani, Liberia, 2012. “Every day, millions of children are affected by […]

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U.N.: Tuberculosis Gains at Risk Due to Millions of Missed Patients

New York, N.Y.  Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.   Tuberculosis-infected patients from Myanmar live in these huts for […]

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New Report Highlights Children as Philanthropic Force

New York, N.Y.  A new United Nations Foundation report highlights children as a philanthropic forces, echoing the J. Luce Foundation‘s support of young global leadership as a way of connecting goodness.  The report spotlights three non-profit organizations working with children: Shot@Life, Girl Up, and Nothing But Nets. “Princesses Racing” to Give Kids a Shot@Life. “How can I raise […]

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The Wonderland@IAAC Literary festival is this Weekend Oct 19-20 in New York City

Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

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

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided