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Working with Refugees to Prevent Tomorrow’s Conflicts

June 20, 2016 As the international community comes together to commemorate World Refugee Day, we face the somber reality that the number of refugees around the world continues to grow to unacceptable levels. Today over 60 million people—about 1 per every 122 people on the planet—are more

WPDI Newsletter

With 2016 almost half gone, WPDI's youth peacemakers have had a busy start to the year. In South Sudan, a new group of 180 youth leaders are being engaged and trained, while WPDI's five Community Learning Centers provide daily literacy and ICT classes for hundreds more. We have also opened more

Forest Whitaker to Participate in Inaugural World Humanitarian Summit

May 22, 2016 Artist and social activist Forest Whitaker will take part in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23-24. Mr. Whitaker is attending the summit both to represent the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative and in his roles as a UNESCO Special Envoy for more