Wednesday, March 05, 2014

UN Academic Impact March Newsletter

FPCD Supports the UN Academic Impact.

By Supporting the UN ACADEMIC IMPACT the FPCD agrees to the following:

1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;
2. A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
3. A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
4. A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
5. A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
6. A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
7. A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
8. A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
9. A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
10. A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

Read the UN Academic Impact March Newsletter here:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Press Release: Mary David Recognized by Diplomatic Courier

September 10, 2013
Washington, DC
Diplomatic Courier and YPFP Recognize Mary David on “99 Under 33”

WASHINGTON, DC:  The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are pleased to announce that Mary David, Director of Public Relations, Foundation for Post Conflict Development, has been recognized on the 2013 “99 Under 33,” an international list noting the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33. The complete list is available at:

The 99 Under 33 recognizes the distinctive impact each of the honorees has on his or her community today and their promise of potential as a leader in the future. This list uniquely offers insight into the creativity, determination, and passion of the diverse young people who are already tackling the world's critical global challenges. By design, this list is broad and diverse, which reflects the belief that foreign policy in the 21st century is made by leaders from all sectors.
“Mary David is a remarkable champion on all aspects of human trafficking. She is an asset to our Foundation and to our global society” said Claudia Abate-Debat, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Post Conflict Development.

 “Mary David has made it her mission to aid the poor and disadvantaged in areas recovering from conflict. As a Shaper, Mary has altered the public conversation on collateral damage and encouraged the world to remember the people swept into war,” highlights Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier.

 The “99 Under 33” recognizes seven leadership archetypes that define the list:

·        A Catalyst is from a field not typically associated with foreign policy who has had an impact on international affairs.

·        A Convener brings people together in creative ways to address a pressing international issue or enhance the foreign policy community.

·        An Influencer mobilizes people in the foreign policy community with bold new ideas.

·        An Innovator designs a new solution to a critical global challenge.

·        A Practitioner changes foreign policy from the inside through extraordinary professionalism and skill.

·        A Risk-taker takes a chance and sees it pay off.

·        A Shaper changes the public discourse on an aspect of foreign policy or raises awareness on a critical issue.

Follow the 99 on twitter: #99Under33. With questions or to interview Mary David or Mrs. Rold, please contact Press Officer Kathryn Floyd at


About Us: The Foundation for Post Conflict Development is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that strives to fulfil the Millennium Development Goals in Post Conflict areas.Our landmark project is the Prince Rainier III Maternity Clinic in Timor-Leste. The FPCD website is

About Us: The Diplomatic Courier is the global affairs magazine that connects the diplomatic and policy establishment to the next generation of leaders in diplomacy and foreign policy. The Diplomatic Courier publishes six print issues per year, as well as weekly online at and a daily blog, On Point. The Diplomatic Courier is an independent publication both in its voice and its organization. Publishing opinions from all political spectrums, the Courier adheres to the ideals of freedom of expression, individualism, and fair and balanced journalism.

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Monday, September 09, 2013

PEACEJAM, Nobel Laureates, Youth and YOU

Nobel Laureates
and YOU
Watch this informative Tedx Talk by PEACEJAM Founders
Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff
and learn how to get involved in the
1 Billion Acts of Peace Campaign

Saturday, September 07, 2013


FPCD Participates in MALALA DAY at the United Nations
Amanda Nesheiwat, FPCD Youth Representative, presents her perspective here.

"On July 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Malala Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  Nearly 1000 youth from around the world gathered for a Global Youth Takeover of the General Assembly and called upon world leaders to understand the importance of educating our youth. I was happy to be there in support of Malala Yousafzai and what she represented as well as being in a room filled with youth representatives from 75 nations who made their way to NYC to have their voices heard on an issue we consider very urgent.
(Amanda Nesheiwat, far right, with Youth Representatives from around the world)

The event started with words by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and the President of the General Assembly. Then Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon told us all his incredible story of how he was a child in poverty and education was everything to him and how the United Nations helped him learn to read by providing books to children. As Malala made her way to the podium, all of the youth delegates stood up including Malala’s parent’s and sang Happy Birthday to her since the UN intentionally made Malala Day on her 16th birthday. 
(Secretary General Ban ki-Moon speaks at the podium)
As we all sat down with anticipation of hearing what she had to say, she told us that Malala Day is not in fact a celebration for her, but for all of the boys and girls in the world who raised their voices for their rights. She spoke of how the Taliban shot her in the head and thought that they would silence her and her friends, but instead created courage and strength among millions of people. She spoke of the tragedy and how common it is for young people to go to school in war ridden areas and talked of the many challenges that young woman in some parts of the world must go through to go to school.
 Unfortunately, there are currently 57 million children in the world who do not have access to education.  Perhaps the most memorable quote from her inspirational speech was when she told us that our books and pens are our most powerful weapons saying that extremists are afraid of women and the power of education. These powerful words brought some of us to tears including the Secretary Ban, his wife and Malala’s parents. No child should ever have to go through such a traumatic experience just to get an education, our human right. The youth presented a “Global Youth Resolution: The Education We Want” to the Secretary General and the US Special Envoy for Global Education that we had all put together previous to the event.  The resolution resonated with the Millennium Development Goals and laid out a plan for fair and affordable universal education. Since Malala Day, world leaders have recommitted to prioritizing education. I feel so honored to have been at Malala Day with so many inspiring and passionate young people who are shaping the outcome of our future.  
(A standing ovation from the world's youth for Malala)
 By: Amanda J Nesheiwat

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

FPCD supports International Day of Charity

The FPCD supports the United Nations efforts to create an International Day of Charity.
Please find herewith, the text of the General Assembly Resolution on this important international day.
International Day of Charity

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1 which states that


recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all

members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the


Recalling the goals and objectives of the Declaration2 and Programme of

Action3 on a Culture of Peace,

Reaffirming Economic and Social Council resolution 1980/67 of 25 July 1980

on international years and anniversaries and General Assembly resolutions 53/199

of 15 December 1998 and 61/185 of 20 December 2006 on the proclamation of

international years,

Reaffirming also the recognition, set forth in the United Nations Millennium

Declaration4 adopted by the Heads of State and Government at the Millennium

Summit, of the fundamental value of solidarity to international relations in the

twenty-first century,

Deeply concerned that poverty persists in all countries of the world,

particularly in developing countries, regardless of their economic, social and

cultural situation,
* Reissued for technical reasons on 14 December 2012.

1 Resolution 217 A (III).

2 Resolution 53/243 A.

3 Resolution 53/243 B.

4 See resolution 55/2.


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Recognizing the work done by Member States and the United Nations system

and the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human suffering within

and among nations,

Affirming that charity may contribute to the promotion of dialogue among

people from different civilizations, cultures and religions, as well as of solidarity

and mutual understanding,

Recognizing the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals, including

the work of Mother Teresa,

1. Decides to designate 5 September as the International Day of Charity;

2. Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system

and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including

non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the International

Day of Charity in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through

education and public awareness-raising activities;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to bring the present resolution to the

attention of all Member States and organizations of the United Nations system.