Means of Effective HIV Prevention

Russia is known for having one of the highest incidence rates of HIV in Europe.  Unlike its neighbors in Western and Central Europe, Russia is home to one of the fastest-growing HIV and AIDS infections in the world. In February, six participants from Russia are scheduled to visit Cleveland for programs related to HIV prevention. […]

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Internet Governance and Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have emerged as a serious threat to the national security of countries throughout the world, including countries on the continent of Asia and Oceania. Five international participants from Malaysia, People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to visit Cleveland for a cyber security program in February this year. Cleveland […]

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Improving the Management of Municipal Sold Waste: A Project for Indonesia

Waste management systems are not something that is typically thought of when considering human services, yet it is critically important to any city’s infrastructure. The government of Solo City in Indonesia has been under immense pressure to improve its waste management functions and government officials will be exploring creative solutions to this topic while in […]

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Civil Society Activism: A Project for Mozambique

Creating a healthy multicultural city requires civic engagement to promote ethics, civil rights, and tolerance. That is why the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to welcome visitors from Mozambique for a program entitled “Civil Society Activism” in early November. This program will focus on expanding civil society, promoting democracy, and advancing an engaged […]

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Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues

Cleveland has a long-standing history of working toward the continued advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. A rich variety of NGOs and other institutions in Cleveland are dedicated to women’s education and health, including some of the nation’s top health institutions, and focused on growing the role women can and should have as leaders of […]

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Accountability and Combating Corruption

In the midst of an economic rejuvenation from its “Rust Belt” days and an ongoing political renaissance, Cleveland has strong resources focused on all aspects of governance, ranging from promoting efficiency and transparency to the role of media in engaging the citizenry. In light of recent events, promoting transparent public relations with law enforcement officials […]

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ASEAN: Port Security and Trade Safety

This project supports the development of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and fosters an understanding of the beneficial role this multilateral organization can play in the stability and prosperity of the member states.  Participants from Brunei, Burma, Indonesia, and Singapore will come to Cleveland as part of a national program to explore the economic […]

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Film Screening: The Refugees of Shangri-La

On January 14, 2016, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and the Refugee Services Collaborative present a film screening of the documentary The Refugees of Shangri-La. In the shadow of the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness hide 107,000 refugees, who were pushed out of their country as their peaceful kingdom […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: UN Sustainability Goals – Can 17 Initiatives Transform the World?

On September 25, 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were ratified by all 193 countries in the United Nations (UN). These goals are focused on eliminating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, addressing climate change, creating sustainable cities and communities, and encouraging responsible consumption – all by 2030. The SDGs follow and expand on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs), […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Crisis in Yemen

Yemen is unique. It is one of the oldest societies in the world and the poorest Arab country. Popular commentary often ignores Yemen as peripheral to the Middle East’s dominate themes, but this misses much. Propelled by the Arab uprisings in 2011, Yemeni society peacefully mobilized protests and forced its long ruling president, Ali Abdullah […]

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