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Forest Whitaker and UNESCO Chief exchange on key challenges and opportunities for peace and development at the 2017 Concordia’s Annual Summit in New York

On September 17th, our CEO Forest Whitaker shared his views with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on how to shape a future of hope at the 2017 Concordia's Annual Summit in New York in a session dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the world leaders in 2015 for 2030...read more

Forest Whitaker to read one of Martin Luther King’s historic speeches where it was first delivered, at Riverside Church fifty years ago

WPDI is very proud to announce that our CEO/Founder, Forest Whitaker has been invited to read, on 17 September, one of Martin Luther King’s most powerful speeches, “Beyond Vietnam”, at the very same pulpit of the same church on Riverside Drive in New York. The reading will mark the 50th anniversary...read more

Our new cohort of youth from Acholi, Northern Uganda, take a major step in their training as future peacemakers

From Monday 4 to Friday 8, WPDI held in our Gulu office in Northern Uganda, a training for the new cohort of young women and men we recruited in 2017 from the Acholi sub-region to promote peace and sustainable development in their communities. For these 15 young women and 15 young men, this was...read more

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