In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.
To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane.
Oslo, Norway. October 5, 2018. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict," according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on 5 October 2018 in Oslo, Norway.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, UN Headquarters in New York City. The world leaders gathered this week in New York for the 73rd General Debate at the United Nations. The General Debate will occur from September 25 to October 1, 2018.
U.S. Department of State, Washington DC, September 10, 2018. Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, announced today that "the administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close",
The word ‘kundalini’ comes from the Hindu tradition and is used to describe a form of mysterious energy that lies dormant in all of us at the foot of our spine. When awakened this energy rises up the spine, purifies all chakras along the way until it reaches the head where it unites with its ‘ divine spouse’ and the person reaches enlightenment.
August 23, 2018. Good news on North Korean Front: Washington DC, Department of State. U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced this morning that Steve Biegun was appointed as the special representative for North Korea.
Jurate Gattini, Remembering The Baltic Way – the Biggest Peaceful Demonstration in the History of the USSR
At 7 p.m. on August 23rd, 1989 aproximately two million people joined hands forming a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers from the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius to the foot of Toompea in Tallinn, crossing Riga and the River Daugava.Picture by Wikipeadia, Creative Commons
Singapore, June 12, 2018. The President of the United States Donald J. Trump, met with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, in the first summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. They signed a joint statement, agreeing to security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations, reaffirmation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,
Historic 2018 Inter-Korean Summit – a Promise for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula
The 2018 inter-Korean summit took place on April 27 on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area, between Moon-Jae-in, President of South Korea, and Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea. It was the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953 that a North Korean leader entered the South Korea's territory.
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” –Benjamin Franklin. I found that quote on Brainy quotes. In fact they had 28 pages of quotations on the subject of anger, and although I didn’t read them all, I did read several dozen, and they all reflected a similar philosophy – that anger is a negative passion.
I was at work one morning back in February 2007 and the owner of our company stuck his head into my office to tell me he had hired a new messenger. I felt there was something strange as he tried to act like he was in a hurry. "His name is Eric. And, oh yeah, he used to be a gang leader and spent 24 years in prison...
On November 14, 1992 Annette Herfkens, an international bond trader on Wall Street and her fiance Willem van der Pas (Pasje) boarded Vietnam Airlines flight 474 in Ho Chi Minh City. They were just two young people in love that planned a romantic getaway to the coastal resort of Nha Trang.
Moscow, Russia, December 1992...... There was a diplomatic reception held at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It was a major diplomatic event of the year and all the foreign ambassadors and consuls were present.