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A New Partner for Peace in South Sudan

January 26, 2015 The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative is delighted to announce our partnership with the IKEA Foundation in building the Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN) in South Sudan, an initiative that helps young people promote peace and development in their communities. Over the more

Forest Whitaker Named Advocate for UN Sustainable Development Goals

January 19, 2015 On Tuesday, January 19, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that WPDI Founder and CEO and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker was among a group of seventeen eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates appointed to more

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

By Forest Whitaker January 18, 2016 Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though Dr. King no longer walks among us, today and every day, he still speaks to us. His words—engraved on a monument in America’s capital—move us to continue demanding a more just and equal more