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United Nations General Assembly 2020 Summary – How To Be Appointed a Global Youth Envoy?

Did you listen to statements by Global Leaders during this year’s United Nations General Assembly or participate in any of the multitude of side-events?  If so, please post a blog about your experiences.   If not, there are many online platforms to learn about the incredible actions being planned over the next decade. The United Nation’sContinue reading “United Nations General Assembly 2020 Summary – How To Be Appointed a Global Youth Envoy?”

UN General Assembly 2020– Are you Tuned in – The UNGA Events begins Today – September 15

Promoting a more inclusive and effective United Nations through dialogue on the 75th anniversary of its founding is what is needed today!  This webpage aims to generate critical thought by Inland Empire residents, especially our student and young professionals. Our world has been torn apart by the pandemic, with almost everything that has guided ourContinue reading “UN General Assembly 2020– Are you Tuned in – The UNGA Events begins Today – September 15”

Sustainable Development as a Matter of Human Rights.

Sustainable Development as a Matter of Human Rights.[1]   “Achieving the transformational promise of the SDGs depends on ensuring the empowerment, inclusion, and equality of all people, which is so closely interconnected with human rights.”(OHCHR) There is an enormous consensus in the world regarding the serious and grim challenges that humanity will have to faceContinue reading “Sustainable Development as a Matter of Human Rights.”

August 2020 Update: Rohingya Crisis Insights UNHCR on the Ground

As I was preparing to begin my career with UNHCR in 1992, I was in Bulgaria as a US Peace Corps, Associate Country Director for Administration.  I had received a letter from UNHCR confirming my appointment to a post in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh.   Just before I departed Sofia in May 1992, I received orders changingContinue reading “August 2020 Update: Rohingya Crisis Insights UNHCR on the Ground”

Top Finalists: the Food System Vision Prize

With a week to go before the final submission date for this first student essay contest, this post is aimed at providing a look at the TOP 10 finalist for the Rockefeller Foundation Food System Vision Prize. (Imagine having $200,000 to develop a project) https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/meet-the-finalists-for-the-food-system-vision-prize/?utm_source=Rockefeller+Foundation+eAlerts&utm_campaign=4111b6fe0a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_AUG_FSVP_FINALISTS&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6138ee88b7-4111b6fe0a-215580429&goal=0_6138ee88b7-4111b6fe0a-215580429&mc_cid=4111b6fe0a&mc_eid=0140cb8d3c More than 1,300 applicants from 110 countries, all seeking toContinue reading “Top Finalists: the Food System Vision Prize”

Thinking about joining the Peace Corps?

I’m writing to urge young people considering becoming US Peace Corps Volunteers in the future to get involved in the debates going on around our country during this pandemic to help protect the future of the Peace Corps: Having been a Peace Corps Volunteer (in the Dominican Republic), a United Nations Volunteer (in Somalia), andContinue reading “Thinking about joining the Peace Corps?”

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