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”

Link to International Conversations

See this link https://www.un.org/en/civil-society/virtual-event-decade-youth-action-youth-engagement Virtual Event “A Decade of Action for Youth Engagement” Organized in observance of the International Youth Day by the Department of Global Communications (DGC) with the DGC Civil Society Youth Representatives Steering Committee 11 – 12 August 2020 Main Event: 11 August9 – 10 a.m. ESTFlyer Regional Conversations: 11 August11 a.m.Continue reading “Link to International Conversations”

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