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 —
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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–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/syrians-in-lebanon/31259Image

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–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/syria-refugees-targeted-by-assad-forces-un-concerns/55567Image