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[16 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
President Obama, You Truly Deserved the Nobel Prize

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
Americans and the world can observe the responsibility and integrity of President Obama. He has made affirmative efforts to maintain peace and equality not only within his own country and territory but also overseas. President Obama set a fine example of peace by supporting a country which has spent three decades of severe civil war.
President Obama is trying to solve the most complex problems of opium in Afghanistan, and he wants Afghanistan to become a peaceful country, where its people can live peacefully and work to promote their …

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[14 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Women Transforming Economics – Caring for People & Nature

Guest commentary by Riane Eisler, Copyright 2009
The winds of change are blowing! For the very first time, a Nobel Prize in Economics was just awarded to a woman, Elinor Ostrom – and not just any woman, but a woman who understands that partnership is the key to a better future.
This is not only good news for women but for the work that lies ahead of building economic systems that support caring for people and our natural environment. Ostrom’s work challenges the notion that only privatization is effective. She even argues …

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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
UN Women to Celebrate Peace with Jody Williams, Queen Noor

Anna Birgis Hannesson
Iceland
I founded Women for Peace with Dr. Helene Yousfi from Algeria while I was serving as president of the United Nations Delegation Women’s Club, made up of about 140 ambassadors’ wives, Deputy Permanent  Representatives (DPRs), and various New Yorkers with UN connections. We believe that being at the United Nations as wives of ambassadors and DPRs, we can speak out for women all over the world. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, wife of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, serves as patron of the organization. The …

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[8 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
If there was ever any doubt that what happens to one happens to all, the international financial market’s roller coaster ride—from the western hemisphere to the east—should clinch the point. Our 21st century world is an interconnected web.
From banks to babies, individuals and institutions everywhere are feeling a pinch. Notably, the credit squeeze in the commercial sector is also affecting humanitarian and aid organizations around the world. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for such cuts, but from the United Nations General Assembly to …