Category Archives: Our Dreams, Hope, Belief

Similar to “This I believe” originally hosted By Edward R. Morrow which included interview of the second UN Secretary-General , Dag Hammarskjold from Sweden. A recent follow up and Book with forward by Studs Terkle with same title heard on USA National Public Radio series – similar to “Story Core”. The second entry has practical guidelines for this type of post such as Frame your beliefs in positive terms. Refrain from dwelling on what you do not believe. Avoid restatement of doctrine. ..

Sheila Bary Tacon Remembers: 70 years, end WW2, Hope for a generation

Some of us remember the Second World War. We were youngsters and very conscious of our parents’ worries and concerns. The war had taken a terrible toll. We lost relatives and neighbors. But from one day to the next, the … Continue reading

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be the person your dog thinks…

I was reminded of a time when some unicef folks were concerened that we might be more criticized or not taken seriously if we admitted too publicaly some of our past mistakes.. A wizer head / heart present said it … Continue reading

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3 Talks: Culture of Peace, Women, Security – A.Chowdhury Mar 2015

I wish to highlight talks recently  given by Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, who is former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. (and also former UNICEF). He was hugely instrumental in the General Assembly passing the declaration for the … Continue reading

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United Nations, irreplaceable “way of life” for world. H. Labouisse, 2nd Exd UNICEF

“This renewal of my association with the practical work of the United Nations does not solely represent to me an interesting and challenging post. It also expresses my faith in the United Nations as an organization, as an irreplaceable “way … Continue reading

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“No one keeps UNICEF going but the idea itself.” -M.Pate, 1st Exd Unicef

Have been looking at early monographs and found them of particular interest, Pate, for example. When the Norwegian Committee wanted to nominate him for the Nobel Prize he demurred saying UNICEF itself should be nominated. “No one keeps UNICEF going … Continue reading

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We Need a Vaccine for Selfishness, Hysteria and Stupidty

My February op-ed topic returns to a favorite topic of my UNICEF years: vaccination. I am wondering if WHO’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) might introduce “SHS”  into the vaccine schedule: shots or drops to create immunity to selfishness, hysteria, … Continue reading

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This I believe – Our stories

This I Believe was a five-minute CBS Radio Network program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. A half-hour European version of This I Believe ran from 1956 to 1958 over Radio Luxembourg. The show encouraged both … Continue reading

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Guidelines for “Our Dreams, Hope” like “This I believe”

Excerpt*: “…guided by the original team, we make the same requests…: Frame your beliefs in positive terms. Refrain from dwelling on what you do not believe. Avoid restatement of doctrine. Focus on the personal, the “I” of the title, not … Continue reading

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coments on sharing beliefs – and humor 2008-nov compilation

Garrison Keillor’s comments on Obama’s election In November of 2008 after the reunion in Montreal a copy of Garrison Keillor’s comments related to USA 2008 election was circulated to many former staff as  a follow up by attendee. Garrison had … Continue reading

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