Archives for posts with tag: Lebanon
By, Meghan Carney, Montclair Student Diplomat, as published in Huffington Post
Wars are fought for many reasons, some clearly defined, others more obscure. Death is inevitable in combat, but the deaths of innocent bystanders shouldn’t be; unfortunately, it’s the reality of violent warfare. –More —
 
By, Susan Sacirbey via Diplomat Artist Buzz
The year of his birth was 1884, and at less than one year of age, John James Mates, my grandfather of Irish-Catholic heritage, sailed to America and into the Pennsylvania coal region.– What does this mean for 2015? — More —

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From Diplomat Artist Buzz – Lebanese Lydia Canaan stands out as global citizen & diplomat artist. Her world-renown music talent & spirit as ambassador for the future are where inclusiveness & peace are the answer to exclusion & conflict. Capture more of Lydia’s spirit of “artistic diplomacy” in her inspirational poem “Humanity Wake Up & Fight” & selection of her music on YouTube & SoundCloud links. — MORE —
http://diplomatartist.com/diplomacy-art/

Lebanon - As Winter Storm Bears Down, UN & Partners Ramp Up Aid for Syrian Refugees

This weekend as we memorialize the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, let us also remember the innocent Syrian children robbed of their lives & innocence in the 1,000 days of conflict. Angelina Jolie: “We will look back with shame on this period, & be haunted by our collective failure to prevent this killing of innocents.…”

New UNESCO Creative Cities

Brazzaville, designated “City of Music”, is the first African member of the Creative Cities Network, which was launched by UNESCO in 2004 to develop international cooperation among cities that have recognized creativity as a driver for sustainable development.

Watch Film Report: SYRIANS IN LEBANON
The Syria conflict is already spilling over into Lebanon. There are thousands of Syrian refugees who have crossed over the border. How can the UN & World Food Program (WFP) help manage & enhance resources to feed, shelter, & meet needs of more, but also reduce tensions of need transforming into real conflict? –WATCH–
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Blog Report: SYRIA REFUGEES TARGETED BY ASSAD FORCES – UN CONCERNS, By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
From a recent interview by Jordan’s King to the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) the record of deliberate targeting of refugees & even camps across the border appears less coincidental and more systematic to some deranged methodology of Assad Regime. ”Refugees have reported being fired on by artillery & small arms fire while traveling to the border,” while attempting to cross into Jordan. –MORE–
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Blog Report: WILL LEBANON BE OVERFLOW FOR SYRIA VIOLENCE? By Ambassador Mo
Concerned about potential spillover of conflict from Syria, UNSG Ban Ki-moon welcomed resumption of national dialogue talks in Lebanon.  Over last few decades Lebanon has frequently suffered from being tail wagged by events affecting its neighbors.  Again, Lebanon is at risk as neighborhood suffers from a slide to full civil war in Syria & lack of progress to peace in Israel/Palestine conflict. –More–
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Blog Report: SIGNAL FOCUS ON MIDDLE EAST BY APPOINTMENT OF TOP UN POLITICAL ADVISOR, By Ambassador Mo

Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman was today named to replace Lynn Pascoe as top UN political adviser. What stands out more is Mr. Feltman’s long experience in the Middle East particularly Israel, Lebanon & Iraq that may signal an even more intensive UN effort on the urgency of the Syria conflict but also the longstanding Palestinian-Israeli divide. –More–

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DIPLOMAT ARTIST Blog Report: ELIE NAAMAN – JUNE’S DIPLOMAT ARTIST, By Susan Sacirbey
On 1 April, 2012, Diplomatically Incorrect instituted  “Diplomat Artist of the Month.” Elie Naaman is our first June Diplomat Artist from the world of sports & popular culture. His is a unique distinction as this honor is being bestowed posthumously as a tribute & celebration of his life, cut short at age 22, on 23 May 2012, in Beirut, Lebanon outside of his motorcycle repair shop. –More–
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