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1707, 2018

Finnish Peace Movement makes Plea for Nuclear Disarmament at Summit

July 17th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , |

By Ilkka Taipale, From Demokraatti.fi

Former MP, half a year as a activist of the international peace movement Iikka Taipale (SD), greeted the video with Russian and US presidents. According to the story, the video depicted on the balcony of the Old Student House is a salute of the Finnish Peace Movement to Trump and Putin. In his speech, Taipale tells President Trump that with his colorful speech he opened the Pandora magazine and let go of the ghost of nuclear disarmament. Watch The Speech

1007, 2018

RI Convention Fellowship leads to Rotary Moment Story

July 10th, 2018|Categories: |

By Linda Krahn

During a Rotary Friendship Exchange in Southern India, several years ago, I experienced “My Rotary Moment.” We were travelling between Coimbatore and Tirupur when we stopped at the Sankara Eye Bank. We toured the hospital and visited the local Rotary project. Cataract surgery was being performed by 10 doctors in a large operating room with 10 patients lined up on operating tables all having their surgeries. 

1506, 2018

Rotary Highlights RI Toronto Fellowship Events

June 15th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

By Rotary Service and Engagement, Published in Rotary International Rotary offers endless opportunities to connect with others who share similar passions within your club and district. Every year, many Rotary Fellowships meet at the Rotary International Convention to reconnect with old friends a make new ones while participating in an activity or exploring a shared interest! If you are attending the 2018 Toronto Convention, be sure to visit the House of Friendship to network with these groups. Visit RAGFP in the House of Friendship booth 317. Download the Convention Events and Booth Exhibit Guide to find Rotary Fellowships that share your interests and expertise. 

1206, 2018

Tuesday Chat Series Kick-Offs 100 Days until International Day of Peace

June 12th, 2018|Categories: |

Published in UN.org

The 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace begins on June 13, 2018. This year's theme is, "The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70." The theme is also closely linked to "Sustainable Development Goal 16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions" which calls for peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. In celebration, please join the June 12, DPI NGO Tuesday Chat Series "Making the International Peace Day Matter in Your City." The chat will be held from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EST) in DPI NGO Resource, 801 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor. Find more information here. The event is also streamed live on Facebook here
 
 

506, 2018

Rotarians Observe World Environment Day as Essential Peace Action

June 5th, 2018|

By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Published in Rotary International

How can you best celebrate World Environment Day, today June 5?  The 2018 theme for this year’s United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) event is Beat Plastic Pollution.  Celebrate in your home, your club and your community by reducing the role of single-use plastics in your life, like straws, and challenging others to join you.

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