Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!

By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention.  Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!

Youth Lead Peace Conversations

By Scott Martin, Global Partnership Manager, Mediators Beyond Borders International with Suki Kalra, Partnership Storyteller, Mediators Beyond Borders International The mission of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)  is to create a more peace “able” world by empowering community members, with an emphasis on  youth being central to that mission. MBBI maintains a sharp focus on … More Youth Lead Peace Conversations

Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

By Cyril Noirtin, 2020-22 Chairman of the Intercountry Committee Executive Council and Chairman of the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention Conference: Opening Opportunities for Peace, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. This two-day program, the first of its kind, … More Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

Ten years of conflict in Syria

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response. The Syrian crisis has been the largest and most sustained response in ShelterBox’s history. Since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012, ShelterBox has supported over 400,000 people, providing them with essential aid ranging from tents to warm winter … More Ten years of conflict in Syria

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration We are living through a refugee crisis which is only likely to get worse in the long run. The latest global report by UNHCR, the United Nations agency for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), estimates that in 2019, 79.5 million … More Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

Connect with Rotary’s peacebuilding ambassadors

By Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association In 1921, at its 12th annual convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rotary vowed “to aid in the advancement of international peace” when it amended the objects, or goals, of the organization.  Nearly a century later, The Rotary Representative Network is a group of Rotarians from diverse backgrounds who represent Rotary … More Connect with Rotary’s peacebuilding ambassadors

Building international bridges during a pandemic

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International   The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times.   … More Building international bridges during a pandemic