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Positive Changes in Countries Part 32 of a Multi-part Series – Heroic Governments, Heroic Citizens: Kenya, Kiribati, Korea

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 32 of a Multi-part Series – Heroic Governments, Heroic Citizens: Kenya, Kiribati, Korea

My East African country of Kenya is a laureate of the Shining World Leadership for Peace Award. To combat global climate change and protect biodiversity, in May 2018, our Kenyan government announced an ambitious reforestation initiative. Furthermore, our wise Kenyan government leads in the people of animal kingdom protection. Kenya banned elephant-people hunting and ivory trading in 1973 and impos
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-11-22   123 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-11-22

Positive Changes in Countries Part 31 of a Multi-part Series – Respectful Governments, Respectful Citizens: Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 31 of a Multi-part Series – Respectful Governments, Respectful Citizens: Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan

My country, Japan, is the laureate of Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Generosity, and Animal Protection. We have also had the honor of being visited by Supreme Master Ching Hai. On May 7, 2000, during a lecture given in Tokyo, Master spoke of Japan’s success as it relates to the inner focus of her people. “Everything even in this physical world, if we want to be successful in anyth
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-10-25   293 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-10-25

Positive Changes in Countries Part 30 of a Multi-part Series – Innovative Governments, Innovative Citizens: Israel, Italy, Jamaica

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 30 of a Multi-part Series – Innovative Governments, Innovative Citizens: Israel, Italy, Jamaica

Blessed Israel has been honored with several Shining World Awards, including the Shining World Leadership Awards for Humanitarianism and Caring, the Shining World Caring Leadership Award and the Shining World Leadership Award for Peace. Israel has also been striving for advancements in peaceful relations. Thanks to the mediation of former US President, His Excellency Donald Trump, Israel establish
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-10-06   424 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-10-06

Positive Changes in Countries Part 29 of a Multi-part Series – Devoted Governments, Devoted Citizens: Iran, Iraq, Ireland

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 29 of a Multi-part Series – Devoted Governments, Devoted Citizens: Iran, Iraq, Ireland

My country, Iran, is the second largest in the Middle East. Iran is the recipient of two Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion for her noble lifesaving acts toward our animal co-inhabitants. The honorable government of Iran is also a four-time recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Good Governance. A continued priority for Iran’s leaders is the protection of women’s rights. I
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-08-30   372 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-08-30

Positive Changes in Countries Part 28 of a Multi-part Series – Incredible Governments, Incredible Citizens: Iceland, India, Indonesia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 28 of a Multi-part Series – Incredible Governments, Incredible Citizens: Iceland, India, Indonesia

Iceland is a Nordic island country famous for its breathtaking natural landscapes of mountains, glaciers, and healing hot springs. Despite its small population of 342,000, Iceland is a highly developed country. Today, 100% of Iceland’s electricity is renewable, with hydro- and geothermal electricity contributing 75% and 25%, respectively. Geothermal energy also provides 87% of the nation’s hot wat
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-07-26   401 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-07-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 27 – Harmonious Governments, Harmonious Citizens: Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 27 – Harmonious Governments, Harmonious Citizens: Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary

Reserve on land, Honduras is a world-renowned biodiversity hotspot. Since 2018, at least 60% of our total national electricity is now derived from renewable sources. And in 2019, Honduras was part of an eight-country pledge to preserve the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica, one of which is the Moskitia. Hong Kong, has had the honor of being visited by our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai. “
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-06-28   475 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-06-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 26 – Divine Governments, Divine Citizens: Guyana, Haiti, Vatican City (the Holy See)

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 26 – Divine Governments, Divine Citizens: Guyana, Haiti, Vatican City (the Holy See)

My South American country, Guyana, means “Land of Many Waters.” Along with four large rivers that run through the land, there is the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single-drop waterfall by volume. We also show our care for these God-given treasures through sustainable forest management and green development strategies that protect biodiversity and rainforests. Another preservation
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-04-26   577 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-04-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 25 – Vibrant Governments, Vibrant Citizens: Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 25 – Vibrant Governments, Vibrant Citizens: Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau

Guatemala is best known for her magnificent mountainous landscape, rich Mayan heritage, and the colorful city Antigua. Thankfully, the people of Guatemala have made considerable strides in conserving our beautiful rainforests. Moreover, health care is becoming more accessible in Guatemala! What’s more, the Guatemalan government has taken major steps to improve animal welfare. A comprehensive law p
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-03-27   503 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-03-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 24 - Responsible Governments, Responsible Citizens: Ghana, Greece, Grenada

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 24 - Responsible Governments, Responsible Citizens: Ghana, Greece, Grenada

The people of Ghana wish you spiritual upliftment. Our country is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and we are neighbored by Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo. To improve the life quality of its citizens, the Ghanaian government had been implementing programs like LEAP, or Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty," which provides both cash payments for those in need as well as free hea
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-02-26   482 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-02-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 23 - Genuine Governments, Genuine Citizens: The Gambia, Georgia, Germany

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 23 - Genuine Governments, Genuine Citizens: The Gambia, Georgia, Germany

Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia, opens onto the Atlantic coast on the west and borders Senegal in all three other directions. On May 28, 2010, The Gambia took a giant step toward gender equality when His Excellency President Yahya Jammeh signed the Women’s Act. The Gambian government has also been working to protect citizens through a National Adaptation Plan to build resilience to climate c
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-01-25   505 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-01-25

Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon

Taiwan (Formosa) is a recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion. Located in the ocean waters neighboring mainland China, Japan, and the Philippines, this island nation was originally called "Ilha Formosa" by Portuguese explorers, which means "Beautiful Island." The Taiwanese (Formosan) people are known for their inventiveness and creativity, combining science with colorful des
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-12-28   537 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-12-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 21 - Peaceful Governments, Peaceful Citizens: Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 21 - Peaceful Governments, Peaceful Citizens: Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland

Located in a region known as the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia existed as a civilization millions of years ago, based on archaeological finds. Ethiopia achieved a wonderful stabilizing change when His Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed forged a peace accord with neighboring country Eritrea in 2018. The following year, His Excellency’s efforts were recognized as he became not only a Nobel Peace P
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-11-23   669 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-11-23

Positive Changes in Countries Part 20 - Committed Governments, Committed Citizens: Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 20 - Committed Governments, Committed Citizens: Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini

Historically, Eritrea is one of the earliest countries to adopt Christianity and is also home to the world’s first African mosque, the Mosque of the Companions, in Massawa. On September 17, 2018, Eritrea and Ethiopia officials agreed to end decades of previous discord when they signed a peace accord. More recently, the two countries re-opened free travel between their borders. The development has
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-10-26   429 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-10-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 19 - Resourceful Governments, Resourceful Citizens: Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 19 - Resourceful Governments, Resourceful Citizens: Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea

Located at the cross paths between North Africa, Southwestern Asia and Europe, my country, Egypt, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with over 5000 years of history. Its iconic monuments, the Giza Necropolis, the Great Sphinx, as well as the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings. In other news, did you know that ninety-six percent of Egypt’s land is covered by
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-09-28   579 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-09-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 18 – Remarkable Governments, Remarkable Citizens: Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 18 – Remarkable Governments, Remarkable Citizens: Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador

The Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island country rich in natural beauty, is part of a group called the Lesser Antilles, situated in the Caribbean Sea. Dominica’s treasures include Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which was recognized by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Heritage Site. Protected areas such as these are home to a variety of plants and animals found only in Dominica, like our national b
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-08-24   609 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-08-24

Positive Changes in Countries Part 17 - Generous Governments, Generous Citizens: Czech Republic, Denmark and Djibouti

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 17 - Generous Governments, Generous Citizens: Czech Republic, Denmark and Djibouti

Our three generous countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Djibouti.Nestled in the very heart of Europe, the Czech Republic, or Czechia, was once an ancient kingdom, with magnificent towers, cathedrals and castles that still adorn the land today. During Her 1999 European Lecture tour, Supreme ‘Master Ching Hai’ was invited to the nation’s beautiful capital city of Prague, where She spoke a
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-07-27   565 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-07-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 16 - Courageous Countries, Courageous Citizens: Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 16 - Courageous Countries, Courageous Citizens: Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus

Let’s talk about some positive news and share stories about our courageous countries. As a country that began turning to organic farming methods nearly 30 years ago, Cuba has become a leader in sustainable agriculture. Along with a decrease in the use of pesticides is a significant increase in produce production. To address the effects of climate change on this vulnerable Caribbean island, our far
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-06-29   528 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-06-29

Positive Changes in Countries Part 15 – Honorable Governments, Honorable Citizens: Costa Rica, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Croatia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 15 – Honorable Governments, Honorable Citizens: Costa Rica, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Croatia

Costa Ricans are friendly, easygoing and happy people. Costa Rica has opened its borders with loving arms to neighboring refugees in need. In addition, many far-sighted environmental policies have been put in place, coupled with expanded agriculture and the modernization of the nation. It has long been recognized as the greenest and happiest country in the world. Animal welfare in Costa Rica has a
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-05-18   3105 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-05-18

Positive Changes in Countries Part 14 - Admirable Governments, Admirable Citizens: Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 14 - Admirable Governments, Admirable Citizens: Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo

In Comoros, eighty percent of the rural population relies on rain to nourish their agriculture. With the help of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and a partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Comorian government launched a US$60 million project with the goal of “ensuring climate-resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands.” With year-round operation of the supply facilities
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-04-27   738 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-04-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 13 – Dedicated Governments, Dedicated Citizens: Chile, China, and Colombia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 13 – Dedicated Governments, Dedicated Citizens: Chile, China, and Colombia

With a multi-ethnic society of European and indigenous Indian ancestry, Chile is known for political freedom and cultural tolerance. Chile passed legislation in 2018 to strengthen women’s leadership in politics and public enterprises, requiring at least 40% of the candidates standing for Parliament to be women. Not only that, the ethical veg lifestyle has taken Chile by storm. In 2018, research fo
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-03-30   1014 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-03-30
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