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[17 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Peace Is My Rock

Chic Dambach

“I build peace because I care about the human beings involved. It goes back to my Peace Corps experience, when I lived in an impoverished village in Colombia and fell in love with the people. I learned that people all over the world are lovable.”
Chic Dambach is the executive director of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AFP), the North American representative to the Global Peace Alliance (GPAC), a Peace Corps veteran and former head of the National Peace Corps Association, a three-time Olympics official, a seasoned citizen diplomat, the author …

Headline, PeaceTimes »

[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 102. Beijing + 15, MDG – 5: What Have We Gained?

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Here I go again, taking on another vast, global topic, from one generalist’s limited perspective, in an informal essay just a few pages long. The better to invite YOUR diverse perspectives, my dears! I’m opening the conversation, noting what strikes me on a too-quick survey of available information, omitting volumes, and anticipating full, formal reports that will be coming out later this year. Read, react, add, correct, and talk back, please.
I do have my nerve―but then so do the United Nations and its member states. …

Week X Week »

[4 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Reflections from CSW: Memories Are Revolutionary

Commentary by Alicia Simoni
Community Manager and Staff Writer
I’m sure I’m not alone in disliking doctor’s appointments. Thankfully it’s been years since I’ve even had a cold, so my visits are typically just routine business. These appointments don’t make me uncomfortable because I dread any particular procedure or fear a certain diagnosis. It’s the part when a kind physician sits across from me and asks me to recount my family’s medical history that I hate. Does anyone in your extended family suffer from heart disease? I don’t know. Does anyone …

This Week's Peace Action »

[26 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Listen, learn, and tell others about the work of the United Nations.

Level: National/International — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, DC:
“Everything will be all right – you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.” – Dag Hammarskjold
Earlier this month President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize as a “call to action” for all nations and individuals to participate in a global response to global challenges. Last week he continued to emphasize the need for …