‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself’ – Leo Tolstoy The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21st of every year as a day dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people. The 2016 United Nations theme is “Building Blocks for Peace”. Exactly…Read More
On September 8, Emory University’s Institute for Developing Nations, Emory Campus Life, and The Carter Center Human Rights Program, in collaboration with The U.S. Institute of Peace, commenced its series of events for Emory’s 21 Days of Peace with a moderated talk on peace journalism. Emory’s 21 Days of Peace was organized…Read More
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The Carter Center issues a call for submissions of art works from young people to illustrate the futility of violence and how peaceful solutions are a better investment than “the machinery of violence”. The winning submissions will be presented at Peace Day Celebration from 7-9 pm on September 21st at The Carter Center. Read the call in…Read More
Since the World Health Organization articulated the definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” billions of dollars have been spent globally to proactively combat the spread of disease, containing it when necessary, eliminating it when possible, and working towards the…Read More
By: Kimberly Case July 13, 2016 Of all the stories heard at the Human Rights Defender’s Forum, there were none quite as shocking as Laura Zuniga’s. The tone in her voice, the power in her words, and the fire in her eyes revealed her sole reason for making the journey to the forum: her mamá. Laura’s…Read More