UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie arrives to address the International Peace Support Training Centre staff and other attendees on Tuesday (June 20) in Nairobi, Kenya. The 42-year-old actress, director and humanitarian spoke during a training on the sexual violence prevention in conflicts on World Refugee Day. “The role of sexual violence is compounded when it [...]
Two months ago Giusi Nicolini, the mayor of a small Italian island with a population of 6,000, received the prestigious UNESCO Peace Prize. Lampedusa, the island 70 miles from the Tunisian coast that she has been governing since 2012, has experienced the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees over the past few years and […]
The region’s political leaders need to reopen themselves to dialogue, supported by the international community, writes Neil Thorns, Cafod’s director of advocacy Peter Beaumont’s article (UN urges end to Israeli occupation, 50 years on, 7 June) highlights the pressing need to restore hope in a viable peace process. Show More Summary
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan leaders met officials of two dozen foreign governments and institutions on Tuesday, launching a so-called Kabul Process aiming to set the stage for peace talks and clinch an international pact to end "cross-border terrorism".
Peter Sallis, OBE, British television icon and voice of Wallace from the internationally beloved Aardman Animation production Wallace and Gromit, has passed away. Sallis died peacefully with his family on June 2nd, his agent only announcing the news today; he...
Read the full text on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/article/cannes-2017-a-family-at-war-cultures-at-peace Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s much-awaited follow-up to Leviathan, his international art-house hit, is one of those films that perfectly captures the essence of its title: Nelyubov (Loveless). Show More Summary
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is unlikely to see a major "Marshall Plan" for reconstruction as peace remains elusive despite hundreds of thousands more civilians possibly returning to their homes, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.
Says Ali Mushtaq, fit to print in the New York Times in "Pakistani-American From California Blazes a Gay Leather and Fetish Trail."By “here,” Mr. Mushtaq meant at International Mr. Leather, an annual gathering of men (and a few women)...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Rights group Amnesty International accused France on Wednesday of using emergency powers to fight terrorism as a pretext for clamping down on peaceful protests, including over sensitive environmental and labor issu...
“An international order based on rules that promotes peace between nations, safeguards sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all states and ensures the protection of human rights”: this is what the G7 leaders say they want. Show More Summary
While the Black Lives Matter movement continues to be met with a range of reactions in the United States, it is being honored internationally for its work and for the promotion of peace and justice. In November, it will be awarded the 2017 Sydney peace prize. Show More Summary
A series of dramatic events have been unfolding in the small and historically peaceful Balkan country of Macedonia. Although these events have received much less international attention than Brexit, French elections or even the Eurovision contest, they have significant implications for the rest of Europe and should garner greater attention. Here’s the background Macedonia is […]
The gravest extremist threat in the Middle East isn't the nation that just voted overwhelmingly for peaceful coexistence with the international community.
The standoff between the US and North Korea appears as pressing and as intractable as any problem the world now faces in international diplomacy. The North Korean regime has long understood that it is a failed state, has long understood...Show More Summary
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding,cooperation and peace among peoples.” The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017. Show More Summary
We can say “Peace on Earth.” We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be.” –Betty Shabazz Muslims in North America love to talk about our diversity. We beam with pride during visual […]
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day! Plus, Chocolate Chip Day, International Day of Families and Peace Officers Memorial Day. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm barely awake in L'Artisan Parfumeur Jacinthe des Bois. Reminder: 5/19 will be Huesday on Friday, episode 2...
A United Nations envoy says talks aimed at reunifying ethnically Cyprus are at risk of collapse because of a possible "international crisis" revolving around the east Mediterranean island. Espen Barth … Click to Continue »
During a ceremony marking International Labor Day on May 1, 2017, President Hassan Rouhani, who will be running for re-election on May 19, pledged to withdraw an amendment opposed by trade unionists. Meanwhile, the police blocked a separate ceremony organized by independent labor organizations in Tehran, arresting one activist. “We will withdraw the bill to revise […]
A May Day march in Portland, Oregon, on Monday turned violent after demonstrators began throwing rocks, bottles and full cans of Pepsi at police, resulting in 25 arrests. What began as a peaceful pro-labor rally honoring International...Show More Summary