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Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

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‘The Hill We Climb’ was delivered by  Amanda Gorman, the US Youth Poet Laureate, after Joe Biden took his oath of office.  A moving piece that she had written that was in such contrast to the scenes witnessed on Capitol Hill a few days beforehand. When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it Somehow we do it Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished We the successors of a country and a time Where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother

UN: Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

UN: Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

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May 29th is the International Day of UN Peace Keepers to honour and remember the Blue Helmet and Blue Berets symbols of hope and resolution for millions in conflict zones. Donning these the UN Peace Keepers place themselves in difficult often dangerous situations to give personnel help stabilise communities, protect civilians, promote the rule of law and advance rights” The theme for this year’s Day is “Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace” to help mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The UN Peace Keepers (male and female) are from 120 countries that contribute personnel to this unique global partnership that strengthens and reiterates the acceptability of the UN Charter of international peace and security. Since its formation in 1948 UN Peace Keeping role has evolved in view of the changing challenges in the