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화요일, 9월 10, 2019

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Food supply and Peace

Food supply and Peace

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank

If you take human development and agriculture, it really makes me very sad. Every time that I see wars and conflict and you go and look the areas that have the highest number of hungry people in the world, and also the same in Africa, are the areas that have conflicts. So, it means, wherever you have guns, rumbling guns, you also going to have rumbling stomachs.

But, it works the other way. Wherever you have rumbling stomachs, also it leads people to get angry and sometimes leads to wars and conflicts and fight over resources.

So, there is a connection between food security and improving livelihoods for people in rural areas and the poor, and peace and stability of our nations.

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수요일, 8월 28, 2019

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] FGM is violence that can lead to death

FGM is violence that can lead to death

Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World

Do you know what genital female mutilation is? 
They cut the women's clitoris. 
They cut the women's inner vagina and they sew the vagina lips together. 
That process in whole is called female genital mutilation. 

It's a massive crime. 
The whole world should know this, and the whole world should fight against it. 
It's a women violation. 

Many girls die. 
Many die of infection, bleeding, complications, and they also die after trying to give birth to a baby, when the whole vagina is entirely closed. 
It's all a terrible, horrible, madness.

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월요일, 8월 26, 2019

15 books that immerse you into fascinating worlds

15 books that immerse you into fascinating worlds


There are books that are so well written that we can not help but recommend them to everyone. They enrich the heart and mind and immerse you in new worlds. We will show you 15 of our favorite books.

Books open doors to new, exciting worlds. In this way, we get to know inspiring personalities or discover life stories that move us. Here are 15 of our favorite books. Of course, this assessment remains subjective, after all, there are countless books and it is always in the eye of the beholder, which are worth reading. Our list is for inspiration only.

1. Maya Angelou: “I know why the captured bird is singing”
2. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “The Little Prince”
3. Max Frisch: “questionnaire”
4. Anne Frank: “Diary”
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald: “the Great Gatsby”
6. George Orwell: “1984”

7. Waris Dirie: “Desert Flower”
The book "Desert Flower" is the autobiography of Waris Dirie. As a young girl she lived as a nomad in Somalia. Only by a courageous escape she was able to escape the wedding with an elderly man. As a refugee she lived for a long time in the Somali embassy in London and was treated there like a slave. Her fate began to change as she met fashion photographer Terry Donaldson. The book "Desert Flower" tells Dirie's story much more detailed and moving than the film of the same name does and is therefore a clear reading recommendation.

8. Ernest Hemingway: “The old man and the sea”
9. JK Rowling: “Harry Potter”
10. Umberto Eco: “The Name of the Rose”
11. Erich maria Remarque: “Nothing new in the West”
12. Frank Schätzing: "The Swarm“
13. Margaret Atwood: “The Report of the Maid”
14. Lewis Carroll: “Alice in Wonderland”
15. Patricia Highsmith: ‘Two Strangers on the Train”

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목요일, 8월 22, 2019

The 7th Edition of the International Award, ‘A Friendly Hand’ Prize in Calabritto goes to WWF and Emergency

The 7th Edition of the International Award, ‘A Friendly Hand’ Prize in Calabritto goes to WWF and Emergency

Irpinia Times

The seventh edition of the International Award "A helping hand", will be awarded in Calabritto on August 31st at 7:00 pm. The event is dedicated to those who work in the world of solidarity and volunteering and to those who have distinguished themselves for humanitarian acts.

The event is promoted by the association Anpas "Aurora" of Calabritto and the local periodical "Lu Bannaiuolu", in collaboration with the association "Alta Irpinia Lioni".

This year the national and international awards will go respectively to WWF Italy, for their commitment to protecting the environment and the plastic free beaches campaign; and to Emergency, for the 25 years of activity in the world with particular mention for the founder, Gino Strada.

Civil, military and religious authorities will attending the ceremony. A final greeting by the bishop of the diocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, Monsignor Pasquale Cascio, is expected. Voluntary associations from Campania, Basilicata, Lazio will participate as well.

After the certificates and the prizes are delivered to the associations in the Award Ceremony, there will be a concert from 21:00, and free tasting of Calabritto shots.

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[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Africa's Chocolate

Africa's Chocolate

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank

My vision for agriculture in Africa is that, Africa will dominate agriculture, but via agricultural industrilization, adding value to everything that we produce. 

Today, Africa produces 65% of all the, in fact 75% of all the coco beans in the world to make chocolates. I love chocolates. But, Africa only accounts for 2% of the market for chocolates, which is 100 billion dollars.

And you can see, you produce 75% of the raw material, but you account for 2% of all the revenue of all the product.

That's not the way that Africa should develop.

So, my vision is that Africa should add value to everything that it produces. And, also that agricultural industrilization should be used to open up our rural areas with vast infrastructure that will bring life, that will bring new wealth to people in the rural areas.

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