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POSTED: 6/30/2015
The IMF has confirmed the debt due by Greece has not been paid so Greece is officially in arrears. Greece made an eleventh hour appeal for a fresh...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
More than 100 people are feared dead after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed into a hotel and residential area in the northern Sumatra...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
After a few false dawns China has submitted its plans for tackling climate change from 2020 to the United Nations climate negotiations. What does it...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
A 17-year-old boy has died from Ebola in Liberia: the first confirmed case in the country since it was declared free of the virus seven weeks ago.
POSTED: 6/30/2015
The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has declared he will intensify a police offensive against dissent after militants murdered the country'...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
Socceroos star Massimo Luongo says his Asia Cup exploits are in the past and he now needs to prove it was not a flash in the pan.
POSTED: 6/30/2015
Desperate and out of petrol and low on food, new mother lit fire in the hope of attracting attention.
POSTED: 6/30/2015
Oscar-winning director and actor Ben Affleck and his actress wife Jennifer Garner - one of Hollywood’s A-list power couples - announced the end of...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
The two convicted killers who escaped in early June from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, setting off a three-week manhunt, conducted a...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country...
POSTED: 6/30/2015
Greece has pushed into uncharted waters after missing its repayment to the IMF and becoming the first developed country to fall into default.
POSTED: 6/30/2015
The story was chilling and heartbreaking: A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.
POSTED: 6/30/2015 in Europe
The US and Cuba will on Wednesday announce the opening of embassies in each other's capitals, a senior US official says.
POSTED: 6/30/2015 in US
An American official said the announcement would be made Wednesday.
POSTED: 6/30/2015 in Europe
Greece will vote on Sunday 5th July in a referendum which may decide the future of the country in the Euro.


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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