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JGI and the new Sustainable Development Goals

On September 21, Dr. Jane Goodall spoke before a hushed room at the United Nations in honor of the annual International Day of Peace. In her speech, Dr.

Seeds of Peace: Stories of Hope for the International Day of Peace

I was in the UK last month during part of August (the one time of year when I have a couple of weeks at home for catching up and writing). I was there at the time of the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War Two in August 1945. There were harrowing photos, and interviews with survivors and friends and relatives of survivors. And along with the horror, the pain and suffering, were stories of courage, self sacrifice and, most important of all, the will to live. The resilience of the human spirit.

International Day of Peace 2014 - Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

As a UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Goodall makes it a priority each and every year to observe and celebrate the annual International Day of Peace on September 21. Dr.

Jane Goodall, International Day of Peace 2013

Jane Goodall's message at the Education for Peace event commemorating the International Day of Peace 2013.

Dr. Goodall's Message for the 2013 International Day of Peace

In this video message, Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, discusses "Education for Peace," the 2013 theme for the United Nations International Day of Peace; the importance of equal access to education for all people around the world; and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute's global education and service-learning program promotes peace and harmony among people, animals and the environment.


Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future: UN International Day of Peace

Each year, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Goodall participates in the UN's observance of the International Day of Peace including a ceremonial ringing of the UN's Peace Bell and Student Conference. This year's theme, Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future was very fitting for Dr.

Jane Goodall Awarded French Legion of Honor

Jane Goodall was honored in France as an "Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur." She received the award on January 17 in a private ceremony with French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at l'Hotel Matignon, the prime minister's office in Paris.

The Légion d'Honneur, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the most senior Order in France, and appointment to the Legion is a great honor.

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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.