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Global Veterans for Peace and Reconciliation

WCPUN co-sponsored the Veterans Club of North Hills Long Island launch of “Global Veterans for Peace and Reconciliation” programme – July 2011

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First International Conference for Migrants’ Rights

Rosa M. García, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training (right), participated in an Indocumentales discussion and screening of Alex Rivera’s Film, The Sixth Section, presented by Shamina de Gonzaga (left), with the support of WCPUN.

WCPUN contributed to the First International Conference for Migrants’ Rights, hosted by the Migrant Heritage Commission and the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations – June 2011 Washington D.C.

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Centerpoint Now 2011 Launch at the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN

Opening Speakers, from left to right: H.E. Mr. Ertuğrul Apakan, Permanent Representatives of Turkey to the UN, Shamina de Gonzaga, Executive Editor, Centerpoint Now; H.E. Mr. Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN (President of the 66th Session of the General Assembly)

The 2011 edition of WCPUN publication Centerpoint Now (CPN) 2011 was launched at the Permanent Mission of Turkey, at an event organized in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Spain, the Permanent Mission of Qatar and the Secretariat of the Alliance of Civilizations. The diplomatic community and artists and authors featured in CPN came together for an evening of conversation on how the principles underpinning the Alliance of Civilizations manifest in different sectors and cultures. Speakers included; Mr. Marc Scheuer, Director of the Secretariat of the Alliance of Civilizations, Ms. Peri Uran, Professor of Constitutional Law, who explained the development of Turkey’s Constitution beginning with its roots in Ottoman times, and Ms. Gema Alava, Artist who presented her work “Trust Me.” The discussion was moderated by Shamina de Gonzaga – June 2011

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Barbara Holub’s Blue Frog Society at the Austrian Cultural Forum

Panelists at the 24 March Presentation of the BFS

WCPUN participated in a panel discussion based on Barbara Holub’s Blue Frog Society – A Habitat without Territory, at the Austrian Cultural Forum. The conversation explored the limitations of concepts of territory and movement of people, and proposed ways to envisage the future differently, utilizing the principles of the Blue Frog Society as a springboard – March 2011

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Save the Forest, Save the Culture Campaign

Co-presentation of the Save the Forest, Save the Culture Campaign by Alessandra Mattanza and Ana Santos, in collaboration with photographers Attila Lóránt and Antonio Briceño, and the UN Forum on Forests, at the Gabarrón Foundation – January 2011

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Annual King Sunday Observance

Participation in the 2011 Annual King Sunday Observance – remarks at Saint Bartholomew’s Church – January 2011

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Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize

Sponsorship of the 2010 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast journalism coverage of the UN, awarded by the United Nations Correspondents Association – December 2010

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Launching of Indocumentales

Cinco de Mayo, 2010 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center

Co-sponsorship of the launching of Indocumentales: The US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series, in New York City, Cinco de Mayo, 2010, and subsequent installations, http://www.indocumentales.com – May 2010

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Earth Day 2010

Performance in front of Global Voices Exhibit to commemorate Earth Day at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Co-sponsorship of the installation of the what moves you? “Global Voices” exhibit of civil society activists working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in honor of Earth Day
– April 2010

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Annual King Sunday Observance

Participation in the 2010 Annual King Sunday Observance – January 2010