UN World Affairs

UN World Affairs

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The Key to World Peace

The Key to World PeaceWe all want peace and happiness for ourselves. The wise among us desire peace and happiness for all; they feel concerned about conflicts and wars anywhere in the world. International leaders and philosophers have said and written volumes on the subject of World Peace. Yet how World Peace eludes us!

 

Some think it is poverty or want that is at the root of conflicts, but even prosperous nations have had internal conflicts.


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Build Leaders Around You to Make a Difference

Build Leaders Around You to Make a Difference“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike.

When you look at political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela; business leaders like Jack Welch and Steve Jobs; and religious leaders like Jesus, Buddha, Prophet Muhammad, and Gurunanak they excelled as great leaders as they have left their legacies for others during their lifetimes by building leaders around themselves.…
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Mahatma Gandhi – Soft Leadership

Mahatma Gandhi – Soft Leadership“Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I led a webinar on “Soft Leadership: A New Leadership Perspective” organized by International Leadership Association on August 29, 2012. When I explained my new leadership concept – soft leadership, and the soft leaders who must contain 11 C’s, one of the participants asked a question, “Is there any leader in the world who possesses all C’s?”…
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International Leadership

International LeadershipQ: How do you define leadership?

A: Leadership is the ability to lead from the front by setting an example. It is the process of setting vision, building teams, making decisions, motivating people and aligning their energies and efforts to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

 

Q: What is the difference between managers and leaders?


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Exemplary Declaration

Exemplary DeclarationThe recent Declaration released by the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) entitled “End Violence Against Women” ratified mid March 2013, which unleashed a torrent of unexpected reactions particularly from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and Al Azhar in Egypt. Sections of article 13 stirred turmoil of indignation and abrupt apprehension as they viewed it as a document that contradicts the sacred morals and principle of Islam.…
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Sandy’s Lesson

Sandy's LessonThe uproars and thunders of hurricane Sandy, a category one colossal force of wind, have recently sparked a controversy. The aftermath of such a disaster has become a source of strong disputes and arguments among people with faith. Sandy left us in a deep state of shock and confusion and for most of us left us with heavy hearts and deep sadness.…
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Leadership in Globalized World

Leadership in Globalized World

“Think globally, act locally” – David Brower (1912 – 2000) – Friends of earth.

“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life, is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.” – Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969).

In a recent interview with Fareed Zakaria of the Time magazine (Asian edition of 18 Oct 2010), the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao described his country’s goals as:

  • To let everyone lead a happy life with dignity;
  • To let everyone feel safe and secure;
  • To let the society be one with equality and justice;
  • To let everyone have confidence in the future.

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Democracy and Self-Development

Democracy and Self-DevelopmentDevelopment engineering is less about formulas and more about integrity. If an administrator is sensitive to the problems of the public, he can find innovative solutions within the given resources”. Rigzin Samphel, young Indian Administrator in one of the large federal states, with large poor communities.

Churchill’s famous dictum: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time“.…
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