The first UN Peacekeeping mission was established on May 29th, 1948. The UN Truce Supervision Organization was created on that date to assist and maintain a ceasefire between Israel and Arab League forces.
Today marks the birthday of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. A fitting way to mark the birth of this captivating (although to some, controversial) historical figure is to celebrate his living legacy, the Peace Corps, which he established by executive order on March 1, 1961.
June 8-10 will mark a three-day installaton event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. of One Million Bones, a large-scale social arts practice combining education, hands-on art making, and public installations to raise awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in places like Sudan,
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 05:00 to Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 05:00
Nearly one month after Adam Lanza, aged 20, shot and killed twenty students and six adult staff members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a joint press conference to announce and sign 23 executive orders that would help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:00 to Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 05:00
Around the world, people are sending messages, prayers, and even songs, of love and support for the community of Newtown, Connecticult following the tragic and horrifying act of violence that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 16:30 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 21:00
Over 40,000 people gathered by the National Monument in the early afternoon on Sunday, Febraury 17th, then proceeded to march around the White House to demand that President Obama make a more concerted effort to confront climate change, reject the Keystone XL pipeline, and promote clean energy.