Published in rotaryundaynairobi.org
Join Rotary leaders, members, and guests in Kenya, as we recognise our longstanding special relationship with the United Nations and young leaders who are changing our world. 1000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, Youth Innovation: Crafting Solutions to Emerging Challenges. UN officials and humanitarian experts will inspire participants to find innovative strategies for addressing humanitarian challenges both locally and globally.
September 29, 2018, Published in PeaceNews.com
'Peacebuilding’ was coined in the 1970’s by Norwegian scholar Johan Galtung, who defines it as projects that involve “concrete action” towards peace. The word gets 7 million hits on Google, but isn't in most dictionaries. Now a campaign has started to get ‘peacebuilding’ included. Mike Jobbins from Search for Common Ground says it’s been a real frustration in the peacebuilding field to constantly get the Microsoft Word red squiggle from the spellchecker.
By Rotary Service and Engagement, October 2, 2018, Published in Rotary International
The United Nations reports 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labor market between 2016 and 2030. Unemployment, underemployment, lack of economic opportunity, lack of appropriate training, and the absence of social safety nets lie at the core of poverty. For the poor, labor is often the only option to improve well-being. Creating productive employment opportunities is essential for reducing poverty and achieving sustainable economic and social development, and for providing income security and empowerment especially for women, people with disabilities, youth, and the extremely poor.
Published in PeaceNews.com
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. How has it changed the world as we know it? In 1948 the Declaration was signed to prevent the horrors of WWII from re-occurring. It set up human rights standards for all and is the world's most translated document, in over 500 languages. Many countries contributed, including Australia, China, Lebanon, the Soviet Union, the UK & the USA, and the UN Commission on Human Rights was formed with Eleanor Roosevelt as the first chair.
Published in Rotary International
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes. Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused billions of dollars in damage. The Rotary Foundation has established four special funds to collect donations to help victims rebuild.
By Rotarian Action Group For Peace
It's Peace Day 2018. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution in 1981 (sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica) that created the very first International Day of Peace. Global communities increasingly embraced the UN's idea of greeting neighbors, welcoming strangers and creating a more peaceful world, annually, on September 21st, or World Peace Day.