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”

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?”

VACCINES save LIVES – Why is the US falling behind in Health Care???

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our world, UNICEF reported that more than 13,000,000+ children were NOT able to be vaccinated.   https://measlesrubellainitiative.org/measles-news/over-13-million-children-did-not-receive-any-vaccines-at-all-even-before-covid-19-disrupted-global-immunization-unicef/ The almost 2 decade long partnership to halt measles and rubella as the biggest killer of children HAS BEEN hugely successful.  Here in the US, the American Red Cross was one of theContinue reading “VACCINES save LIVES – Why is the US falling behind in Health Care???”

Providing Solutions to Local and Global Problems – Young people can help

The 2020 ESRI Education Summit was inspirational to me as a life-long Peace Builder.   As you read through this post, my aim was to have my ‘guiding principles’ deeply embedded, that building and reinforcing attitudes, institutions and structures that can actively work for peace and better future for ourselves and our children should be importantContinue reading “Providing Solutions to Local and Global Problems – Young people can help”

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