Global Connections Television highlights Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership Interviews for Rotary-Peace Corps Week 2022
PFP Board Member, Bill Miller, also serves as the Producer and Moderator of Global Connections Television (GCTV). GCTV explores and covers diverse world issues such as hunger, poverty, security, economic development, energy, world health, migration, war, human rights, tolerance and international trade. An active Rotarian and RPCV, Bill has engaged many leaders in conversations directly applicable to the Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership. As a bonus for Rotary-Peace Corps Week 2022, here is a list of the top interviews related to the partnership:
Aaron S. Williams, an international development expert, former diplomat and 18th Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, recently authored his unique journey from the South Side of Chicago to working with the Peace Corps, USAID, Nelson Mandela and various UN agencies to lend a developmental hand to improve the lives of millions of people, and share his Peace Corps and USAID experiences in ” A Life Unimagined”: The Rewards of Mission-Driven Service in the Peace Corps and Beyond.”
Carol Bellamy, former Director of the U.S. Peace Corps and past Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), highlights a panoply of important issues ranging from child prostitution and trafficking, preventing violent extremism, the crucial role of women in development, as well as defining the importance of how the US Peace Corps and UNICEF are working to promote economic and social development and maternal and children’s programs and how the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals will assist in creating a better world.
John Hewko, CEO and General Secretary of Rotary International, and Carol Spahn, Acting Director of the US Peace Corps, discuss a unique partnership that was fostered by the Partnering for Peace group. The emphasis is to bring Peace Corps Volunteers in over 60-countries, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and 1.2 million Rotarians to collaborate on humanitarian and development projects, as well as focus on Rotary and Peace Corps Peace Week from September 20-26.
Jennifer Jones, who will be the first woman president of Rotary International in 2022, discusses key programs pertaining to diversity, peace, and the environment, and highlights the importance of partnerships, such as with the United Nations, US Peace Corps, the CDC and Partnering for Peace, especially on major programs such as Polioplus.
Peter Kyle, former Dean of the Rotary Representative Network and current member of the Rotary Board of Directors, explains the unique partnership between the United Nations and Rotary with the Polioplus Program, the largest international health program ever, as well as the Rotary Peace Centers.