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David Sweat, the New York prison escapee who was shot and taken into custody last week, has been released from hospital and returned to prison, where...
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Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet.
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Greece voted overwhelmingly against a proposed EU bailout. This is what we know – and what we don't...
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Now in a wheelchair, the 81-year-old formerly fierce Panama dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega cuts a docile figure. Asking forgiveness, he adds that he...
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Ten years on, to fully comprehend the shock of 7/7 on Britain, the wound it inflicted on the country's psyche, you've got to remember the context.
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Coach Steve Hansen says the All Blacks will need to be ready to counter what will be an emotion-charged challenge by Samoa in Apia.
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Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres have come to the support of a young boy online, after he expressed fears about his future due to his...
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Australia has won the World Hockey League Semi-Final in Antwerp with a last-gasp 1-0 win over hosts Belgium.
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Carli Lloyd has scored the fastest World Cup soccer final hattrick to steer the United States to a 5-2 win over defending champions Japan.
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German economy minister says it is hard to imagine talks on a new bailout program with Greece after the country rejected the current offer in a...
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Burundi on Sunday rejected a second UN diplomat named to help resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical UN report on last week's...
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Australian golfer Stuart Appleby has made a positive return from back surgery with a tie for 36th on the Tour.
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A man celebrating the Fourth of July holiday in the US has died after he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, police say, the second...
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'Oxi'. Greece has voted overwhelmingly to reject the financial lifeline proffered by Europe, choosing to roll the dice on its future rather than...
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A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery...


We are pleased to announce that on July 4, 2015, our Founder and CEO
UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker led an

Forest Whitaker, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of WPDI, Actor, gave a

On February 4, 2015, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health

The ultra-durable One World Futbol, a soccer ball that never needs a

South Sudan | 5 February 2015


January 15, 2015  more than 600 civic, business and philanthropic

In the winter of 2012, WPDI provided our key partner in

  • The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) extends to

Whitaker’s international influence is not limited to Hollywood. He’s

In South Sudan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

A speech about the conflict in South Sudan and how WPDI is helping to

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker visited Findley Elementary in Des

Forest Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, was at Des Moines' Findley

Forest Whitaker returns to inspire Des Moines students

People Magazine, “Forest Whitaker Uses His Start Power to Fight for

RTT News, “Forest Whitaker Honored for His Civil Rights Work in Uganda

United Nations Radio, “Forest Whitaker launches peace organization in

Zain Company, “Forest Whitaker visits Zain South Sudan offices to

“A Message from UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker on Peace in South Sudan”,

Ericsson website, “Peace Initiative launched in Mexico with Forest


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