Birtukan Mideksa, Ethiopian Political Leader, Released from Prison

Professor Ephraim Isaac, member of the Temple of Understanding Board of Trustees, headed a Coalition of Ethiopian Elders that helped cause Ms. Birtukan Mideksa to be released from prison.

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Report on the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (2010)

During the opening session of the Assembly, President Barack Obama cited the importance of civil society proclaiming that “Civil Society is the conscience of our communities, and America will always extend our engagement abroad with citizens beyond the halls of government. We will call out those who suppress ideas, and serve as the voice for the voiceless.”

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Report: Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

The MDGs adopted by the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 committed nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty with timebound targets to be accomplished by 2015.

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