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International Day of Peace
Sept. 21, 2012
Ashley Thoet & Ellie McGuire

Twelve Lehigh University students had the amazing opportunity to visit the United Nations Headquarters for the International Day of Peace Conference, Student Observance. The Inaugural Day of Peace was in September 1982, and has for the last thirty years been celebrated with festivals, concerts, moments of silence and conferences worldwide. read more >



Nations in Transition: The Role of Civil Society in Strengthening Institutions and Building Democracy
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Marina Kudasova, NGO Delegate, Fulbright Student from Russia, and CIE Graduate Student

The briefing started with Maria-Luisa Chavez's introduction to the topic where she emphasized the importance of civil society and NGOs in supporting nations in transition. read more >


"Culture of Peace: Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace"
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Marina Kudasova, NGO Delegate, Fulbright Student from Russia, and CIE Graduate Student

The briefing started with the short introduction and a minute of silence. After H.E. Mr. Anwarul K. Chowdhury expressed his appreciation of starting a new calendar of UN briefings by the topic of "peace" with recalling Martin Luther King, who greatly contributed to the notion of non-violence and peace. read more >


The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Achieving the United Nations “Generational Imperatives”: A Special Briefing with
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Brandon Knettel, NGO Delegate and Counseling Psychology            Graduate Student

On October 26, 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sat down with a group of individuals representing non-governmental organizations from around the world. As a youth delegate in the United Nations partnership at Lehigh University, I have the opportunity to represent a Nigerian organization called African Citizens Development Foundation (ACDF) at the UN. read more >

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