University of Missouri-Columbia International Center for Psychosocial Trauma 2014 Humanitarian Award to Dr. Anie Kalayjian

Award pictures On Nov 8, 2014, The Advisory Board of the University of Missouri International Center for Psychosocial Trauma (UMICPT) awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award to Dr. Ani Kalayjian. This award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions throughout his/her professional career to promote the mental health of children and their… Continue reading >>

2015 Time for Global Action for People and Planet

Dear friends 2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. Earlier this year the Department of Public Information… Continue reading >>

Weekly summary of DPA features

    Politically Speaking is the official magazine of the Department of Political Affairs Check out these stories and more at http://un-dpa.tumblr.com/ This week’s features:  Security Council: Exercise of sovereignty in maintenance of peace, security over the last 70 years The Security Council held an open debate on international peace and security on 23 February commemorating the… Continue reading >>

Meditation for Health, Happiness, and Meaning-Making Dr. Ani Kalayjian

“Meditation” in its modern sense refers to the yogic meditation that originated in India. In the late 19th century, theosophists adopted the word “meditation” to refer to various spiritual practices drawn from Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Thus the English word meditation does not exclusively translate into any single term or concept.… Continue reading >>

Establishing Forgiveness and Peace Gardens Around the Globe: Dr. Ani Kalayjian

Forgiveness is not an occasional act It is a permanent attitude – Martin Luther King, Jr. – Published: Kalayjian, A. (May 2014). Establishing Forgiveness and Peace Gardens Around the Globe. International Psychologist. 54.1 (B). pp 19-21.   Although an abundance of peace organizations, non-governmental, as well as related university affiliations exist; conflict continues to flourish… Continue reading >>

ATOP MEANINGFULWORLD 69th Annual United Nations General Assembly

In September, United Nations New York Headquarters held its 69th session of the UN General Assembly beginning 16 September- 1 October, 2014; which contained a morning and afternoon session that involved various high-level meetings, speeches, and conferences. The air was filled with excitement and booming with activities as Presidents, Ambassadors, UN personnel, Delegates, and Academicians… Continue reading >>

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