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Hello to you World updated

HELLO WORDPRESS…

Visit Hello to You World and get more informaton on life and culture in different countries.  Learn about cultural gaffes that could make or break relationships when living in or visiting countries.

This project was approved by American express as being innovative, achievable and having global impact http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO

Check out the links below for hellos from countries around the world, hellos which provide a hub through which one enters and grasps the life and culture of each country…money, flag, food, music, fashion, distribution of disease patterns, issues of water, sanitation, an appreciation of the way kids learn and the education system.   We all would like to understand how the other half lives, we can begin to know just by a simple hello.

Sudip Aryal from says “This project seems very nice and would surely come out be succesful. I am very much positive aboout its influence in a developing country like Nepal ”

What do we know of Nepal? Its money, its population, its food, its flag, etc…Hello to You World will help provide that insight necessary for a deeper understanding of how the other half lives.

Another comment was “Excellent …!!!! The beginning of a New Frontier! When we say hello, we are communing with the heart. Doors are open and anything is possible!”

You can appreciate the hellos from the countries in these videos as well as those on the website Hello to You World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjAVKBvswdo&feature=related
Belize
Jamaica
Bermuda
Australia
Iraq
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen
Indonesia
East Timor
Congo (Brazzaville)

USA (Hawaii)

Algeria
Guyana
Ghana
Cameroon
Egypt
Pakistan
England
Monaco
Mexico
South Korea
China
India
Brazil
Grenada
New Zealand
Lebanonand more hellos here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efZ6Yn11x9E&feature=related
Sweden
Suriname

Visit United Nations Yak to learn about the different players in the field of social and humanitarian development and United Nations activities around the world; feel free to join the Yakkers’ Community

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Hello to You World

HELLO WORDPRESS…

Visit Hello to You World and get more informaton on life and culture in different countries.  Learn about cultural gaffes that could make or break relationships when living in or visiting countries.

Hello to You World was approved by American express as being innovative, achievable and having global impact http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO

Check out the links below for hellos from countries around the world, hellos which provide a hub through which one enters and grasps the life and culture of each country…money, flag, food, music, fashion, distribution of disease patterns, issues of water, sanitation, an appreciation of the way kids learn and the education system.   We all would like to understand how the other half lives, we can begin to know just by a simple hello.

Sudip Aryal from says “This project seems very nice and would surely come out be succesful. I am very much positive aboout its influence in a developing country like Nepal ”

What do we know of Nepal? Its money, its population, its food, its flag, etc…Hello to You World will help provide that insight necessary for a deeper understanding of how the other half lives.

Another comment was “Excellent …!!!! The beginning of a New Frontier! When we say hello, we are communing with the heart. Doors are open and anything is possible!”

You can appreciate the hellos from the countries in these videos as well as those on the website Hello to You World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjAVKBvswdo&feature=related
Belize
Jamaica
Bermuda
Australia
Iraq
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen
Indonesia
East Timor
Congo (Brazzaville)

USA (Hawaii)

Algeria
Guyana
Ghana
Cameroon
Egypt
Pakistan
England
Monaco
Mexico
South Korea
China
India
Brazil
Grenada
New Zealand
Lebanonand more hellos here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efZ6Yn11x9E&feature=related
Sweden
Suriname

Visit United Nations Yak to learn about the different players in the field of social and humanitarian development and United Nations activities around the world; feel free to join the Yakkers’ Community

Obama on Peace Corps

Given that I am tuned in and turned on to the creation of a Global Peace Corps, my sensitive ears caught the mention of the possible expansion of the Peace Corps during the second presidential debate.

There are so many young people working energetically during this unprecedented political process, as well as those around the globe following on their televisions, cell phones, laptops, the internet, that it would be effective and efficient for the United States to consider revisiting the existing, unidirectional Peace Corps, and promote the establishment of a Global, multidirectional, Peace or Youth Corps and leave PEACE FOOTPRINTS across the globe.

For example, youth from the USA could consider as usual spending time in any country – not only in the developing countries as is with the current Peace Corps, but in other countries in this globalizing world where issues are becoming broader than developing vs developed country challenges.

Moreover, disparities in the world should no longer be consider rural vs urban.  They should be looked at in terms of eco-zones where behaviours are culled depending on habitats – mountain, forests, deserts, plains, small island states – and because of the environmental challenges faced by theses ecozones, their people are descending on the urban areas in droves – urban areas which are becoming “more harmonious and sustainable” and which are acting like magnets for those from not necessarily the “rural” areas, but from these specific habitats with urban areas built in.

A dramatic example of challenges faced by people in the various ecozones was seen in 2007, where a pygmy chief from the forests in the Central African Republic and his posse descended on the World Bank to make a claim for people to stop cutting down the trees in his habitat.  Indigenous populations are most at risk when their habitats are attacked- some joint venture with logging companies click here

The US will not be alone in this –“Let us change the world, together” said Gordon Brown at the end of a riveting speech on globalization at the Clinton Global Initiative.

http://video.clintonglobalinitiative.org/health_cast/player_cgi2008_nointro.cfm?id=4597#

Related blogs –

https://muriella.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/hello-to-you-world/

https://muriella.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/gordon-brown-on-global-peace-corps-cgi-2008/

http://peacesecurity.blogspot.com/

Gordon Brown on Global Peace Corps – CGI 2008

“Let us change the world, together” said Gordon Brown at the end of a riveting speech on globalization at the Clinton Global Initiative.

http://video.clintonglobalinitiative.org/health_cast/player_cgi2008_nointro.cfm?id=4597#

During his remarks on the last day of the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative, Mr Gordon Brown, Prime Minister gave an impressive account of his vision for building a global society. More global-type organizations might be necessary in the 21st century as we no longer are alone on this planet, everything that is done someplace is reported on or known or in another.

The power of the internet in these times of globalization cannot be ignored. For example, in Burma, monks were the first blogging the uprising; Zimbabwe, as a result of an army of mobile phones photographing and texting the results as they were announced, the government could not interrupt any attempt and the government toying with the results. The first 21st century coups – the coups de texte – was realized in the Philippines and brought down a president. People might be suppressed, but will not be silenced.

He also called on the revisiting of the vision and the mission of the World Bank as a Bank for Development; the UN must be transformed to deal with insecurities facing states and to deal not only with military but civil help in human and socio-environmental development.

Towards a global civic society…where we are all one, where we all have the same central, golden rule – treat each other as we want to be treated – the idea of fairness and responsibility to each other. There could be global organizations where people can meet and discuss issues affecting them and how they could help others. Mandela is at the head of the call for a truly global society, where all of us connect and share and support each other. This could be the generation that gives every child a chance to have an education, to stop the advance of disease, benefit from the opportunities of this truly global economy; we are all summoned to build a world where globalization is a force for justice on a global scale.

The idea of a Global Peace Corps resonate well with me as it is my dream to mobilize the energy of youth around the world towards the generation of peace. The existing peace corps as I see it, is unidirectional with US youth going abroad; the global peace or youth corps for sustainable development is multidirectional with youth, armed with laptops, skillsets/mindsets and the desire to share their knowledge and receive knowledge from others could utimately bring us closer to peace – to the establishment of Global Peace Positioning System…their efforts in health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation, relationships, business strategy, etc…could serve as a foundation for peace and for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, for the living of the spirit of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights…

http://www.unitednationsyak.com
http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO – Create a better world through hellos

Feedback/opinion on Service

Re The Summit on Service at Columbia University organized by Service Nation in which Presidential Candidates John Mc Cain and Barack Obama shared their views on service.

The debate brought back to me memories of collaborating with the Peace Corps in farflung and distant communities during my career at the United Nations.

Listening to the forum prompted me to make this post.

I would hope that   honoring those who served in the Peace Corps could be the subject of a future show (Larry King, Oprah, the Daily Show) and introduce the new concept of a global youth corps below.

Global Youth Corps for Sustainable Development –  mission  to have peace break out in the world.

I collaborated with the Peace Corps  during my career at the United Nations, and remember the energy and enthusiasm of those American youth, open to learning local languages, foods, culture, and sharing info about the USA with communities.

This prompted me to suggest to the presidential candidates during the primaries that they should consider having a platform on service and youth which would not be unidirectional, like the Peace Corps, but involve youth from around the world.

This Global Youth Corps would be multidirectional, where youth from each country, not only from USA, would traverse the globe armed with PCs/laptops,iPods… United Nations Instruments – like the Convention on the Climate Change, the Declaration of Human Rights, the Goals of the UN – Millennium Development Goal, etc…working on connecting, linking, cooperating.

A network of youth, exchanging skillsets, learning languages, music, appreciating and understanding cultural and behavioural practices and differences,  knowing that, though we live in different climes, and different lands, we are basically the same – human beings.

These differences can be made clearer when youth are grouped by eco-zone:  youth from mountains, small island states, deserts, forest environments, all having specific adaptive and cultural behaviors which disappear or metamorphose when thrown into foreign environments, usually the urban areas.  Now the world can benefit from the knowledge and efforts of these youth.

Global youth corps for sustainable development would be of value as the youth involved would become future leaders and their participation in this movement would help make the world a better place –  they would be in the drivers’ seats for the creation of a better world based on service

Hello to You World would be the goal as we connect, communicate to create a better world .  The project below is one way going forward

http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO

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