Diversity is a healthy aspect of human society. It can open up possibilities, challenge us to consider alternatives, and keep us from allowing ourselves to stagnate. We need to celebrate diversity, not fear it or perceive it as a threat. Within our diversity as humans there are differences in perception, needs, values, power, desires, goals, opinions, many other components of human interaction. These differences often lead to conflict. Depending on the way we deal with these differences and disagreements, conflict can either be positive or negative. In dealing with conflicts, the point is not to remove the differences but to use those differences to (1) clarify our understanding of each other and the relationship, (2) consider ideas and possibilities we may not have thought about, and (3) see if there are aspects of the relationship on which we can build effectively to improve the relationship. Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies and its partners will be hosting The International Cultural Diversity Conference 20020 with the theme: celebrating the beauty in diversity of cultures- a key to national unity and development.
The purpose of the conference is to: (i) Identify the key factors for the youth to participate fully in community development and creating global culture, (ii) Collect and disseminate testimonies and case studies from around the world on how youths, women and community are involved in development and how to make quantum leap in development by using cultural diversity
Government, Civil Society, United Nations, International Organization. Community leadership, Chief and diplomats
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Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies (JAGILS) established a global leadership award named after Dr. Nina Meyerhof. This award was created to recognize most outstanding individuals who dedicated their lives to bringing positive social change and devoted their time to fight poverty, injustice and whose accomplishment are consistent with Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies goals. Samuel Jacobs-Abbey, the founder and president of the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies was identified and mentored by Dr. Nina Meyerhof. Dr. Meyerhof played a significant role in mentoring, encourage and grooming Samuel Jacobs-Abbey to become a globally respected leader in the area of leadership and good governance.
Nina has made a life of advocating for children and youth as her vocation, she served as the Special Education Coordinator for a ten– school district in southern Vermont. Dr. Meyerhof has an extensive background in the needs of all children, with Master of Arts degrees in both Special Education and in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology. She also holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, where she developed a self-esteem model to be used in schools. Dr. Meyerhof Leadership Award is the highest award any receipt could receive from the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies. The Award was created to recognized most outstanding individuals who has dedicated themselves to bring positive social change with a devotion to fight poverty and injustice and whose compliments are consistent with Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies
We encourage you to support and nominate friends and colleagues for the Dr. Nina Meyerhof Leadership Award. Please see details below.
Deadline for receipt of materials: August 20, 2020
Nomination is open to the General Public. Humanitarians, students, volunteers, civil society organizations, government and aid worker are all encouraged to apply
In order to nominate an individual please complete the online nomination form(s) and include all required supporting documents.
In addition, any information that supports your reason for nomination is encouraged. This may include career, highlights, University service, honors and awards, publication and community service. The additional supporting documents, beyond the required information, should not exceed 10 pages in length (including any appendices).
Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than August 2, 2019. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.
Washington, DC, October, 2019. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
Nominations must be submitted online. If you have any questions contact the Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The participation of all groups of society will lead to positive and peaceful change, realized on the principles of efficiency, inclusiveness and sustainability. One important, but commonly overlooked group is today’s youth. Young people are many times mistakenly thought of as apathetic or worse yet, as contributors to today’s problems. However, youth around the world are eager to contribute with their creativity, energy, and fresh, new ideas, and must be regarded as important and influential actors in transforming the culture of violence into one of peace.
The involvement of these actors in the decision-making process within their communities represents a challenge for the future, but it also presents great potential. Taking this into account, many countries and organizations are redesigning their youth programs to promote involvement. However, youth and the peace movement have a lot to gain from the creation of an international space for learning and the exchange of ideas among youth.
Youth between ages 22 to 35.
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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The United Nations Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 because they understood that it would not be possible to build a peaceful world if steps were not taken to achieve economic and social development for all people everywhere, and ensure that their rights were protected. The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.
Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. Peace will enable a sustainable environment to take shape and a sustainable environment will help promote peace. Join Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute and its affiliate partners to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace under the theme: Building Peaceful Tomorrows Today: LETS PEACE IT TOGETHER
Please contact us and let’s collaborate together to discuss Global peace issues. Peace it through dialogue