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cynthialardner
United States

Bio: As a co-creator of One Ohana, along with other social entrepreneurs, we collectively influence conscious global thinking and action on salient issues challenging and confronting our humanity: • Humanitarian crises, such as statelessness; the lack of access to clean water for over one billion individuals and lack of access to clean cooking facilities; the eradication of the Ebola, Polio and Measles viruses; refugee aid and assistance; the cessation of domestic violation, child abuse, the use of child soldiers, human trafficking, child brides, gender inequalities, poverty, human rights violations; and the lack of access to justice • Supporting the eradication of terrorist organizations, including ISIS • Global economic stability, including equal access to funding sources, the continued stability of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and smooth integration of the BRICS into the global marketplace • Equal development of sustainable infrastructures • Ethical Leadership • Supporting the work of the leadership endeavors of the Carter Center,The Elders, the United Nations, the UNHCR, UNICEF, the UNDP, the UNEP, the Kofi Annan Foundation, the Ocean Elders, the International Criminal Court, Peace Jam's Billion Acts of Kindness, and The Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Forgiveness Challenge • Climate change, including sustainability, ocean conservation; reducing the impact of over-fishing; preservation of the deep sea, coral reef and endangered species; increasing availability of renewable energy sources, such as bio-fuels and solar power; the oversight of and a ban on any further construction of nuclear power plants; a reduction in pesticides, fossil fuels, fracking, Arctic drilling, whaling, drag-netting, and the commercial use of non-biodegradable materials • Building tolerance by increasing awareness of other cultures, ethnicities and religious beliefs • Serving as a watchdog as to pre-existing civil rights violations • Advocating for accountability for and the redress of all war crimes, including Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and acts of war and terror • Influencing Foreign Policy through activism, lobbying and education • Advocating for the reduction of economic sanctions • Serving as a watchdog for freedom of expression and speech violations and promoting activities of groups such as Pen America • Peacekeeping

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