A New Era of Opportunity

A New Era of Opportunity   By Ban Ki-moon Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War. Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat – the threat to life as we know it due to a rapidly warming planet. Governments […]
Africa and the death penalty: Time to let go! By Ivan Simonovic On Tuesday, 6 June 1995, over a year after electing the late Nelson Mandela as its President, South Africa ended the use of the death penalty, with a ruling of its constitutional court. Mandela’s personal involvement in this outcome has been significant: Five years earlier, freshly out […]
The 2016 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y is Now Accepting Applications The 2016 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y is now accepting applications from community leaders who are living and working in Bangladesh; Brazil; People’s Republic of China; Cuba; Detroit; Michigan (USA); India; Israel; Jordan; Mozambique; and the Russian Federation.  Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by June […]
Hayford Siaw Selected 2015 Ford Fellow Founder and president of Street Library, Hayford Siaw, has been chosen to participate in the 2015 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y inNew York City. As one of just 25 participants chosen from more than 250 applicants around the world, Mr. Siaw will join a select group […]
E- Library on Wheels launched in Ghana Telecommunication giant Tigo Ghana unveiled a partnership with Street Library Ghana to bridge the digital divide whilst increasing access to education and cultural resources for traditionally underserved children. At a short ceremony in Accra, a brand new Van fully furnished with computers, tablets and e-readers for children was presented to […]