The Peace Corps has developed its own food security plan, which it hopes will be the basis for a global peace corps food plan.The Peace Corps announced a plan last year that calls for planting "a total of 500 million trees" and growing 50 million acres of forest each year, the group said in a statement.The plan includes planting an additional 350 million trees in Africa and developing sustainable ...
When the world’s most beloved queen dies, we all know it will be a big loss.
Yet we all need to take stock of who she meant to be.
And for that, we need to reflect on who she was as a person, and on the role she played in making life better in this world.
So I want to take you through five moments in her life, in which we might not see her again, and we might be able to understand her better, if we focus on what she meant for the world, and what she was capable of doing in the process.
First up, she had the most important role of all: protecting the world.
In this age of war and climate change, the world faces enormous challenges.
We can’t afford to be complacent.
And yet she always believed that peace could be achieved through cooperation and diplomacy.
So she had no problem working with other countries to fight global pandemics, and to build better cities and economies, or to protect people from violence and exploitation.
It’s her belief that, as the world moves into the 21st century, it will require us to step up our efforts to meet these challenges, and that we need each other more than ever.
And as a result, she gave us peace and a new world order in which everyone gets to live, work, and play together in the same way.
She never missed a chance to make the world a better place.
Second, she always had the courage to speak up for the downtrodden.
At a time when people were being murdered for their beliefs and beliefs were being used to justify wars and repression, Queen Elizabeth, as a woman, was a champion of human rights.
In the years after her coronation, she and her family were invited to the White House for the first time.
In her role as Queen, she was the first foreign leader to visit Washington in the White Castle since the end of the war.
She also served as a special envoy to the United Nations and the United States, and in her capacity as Queen of England, was instrumental in negotiating the UN’s Security Council resolution of 1945 that established a United Nations peacekeeping force.
But her biggest legacy was the role he played in bringing peace to the Balkans.
She helped broker peace between Serbia and Montenegro, which would become a new member of NATO and the European Union.
In doing so, she also brought an end to the cold war between Europe and the Soviet Union, which she helped end in 1991.
And, in the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall, she made it possible for millions of people to live and work in Europe and Asia.
And she made sure that millions of others in the world were able to do the same.
Third, she worked with her people, helping them develop a sense of community, a sense that they belonged, and a sense they had a place in this beautiful and complex world.
We’re now living through a historic moment in the history of the world: the first women in the royal family have become the heads of states.
And it’s not just the United Kingdom that has done so: the entire world is celebrating the milestone.
In a sense, the queen is now the personification of the entire idea of peace.
She made the world more beautiful, more connected, and more free.
In fact, she has so much to be proud of: for the very first time, women have the right to vote, the right of people of all ages to choose their own leaders, the rule of law has been strengthened, and the human rights of women and girls are being affirmed.
And while the world continues to grapple with a climate of threats and conflict, the Queen will always be remembered for her compassion and for her commitment to peace and for a world where everyone is valued.
And that, in a sense and by the way, is her greatest legacy: her belief in the ability of people and nations to make progress and for people and for all people to be able live in a just and peaceful world.
As a result of her legacy, I want us to know that Queen Elizabeth II is the greatest monarch in the modern history of this country.
And in a world of so many great leaders, this is her legacy.
And her legacy lives on in the United Kingdoms.
Her legacy lives in the future of the United Empire of England.
Her life, her legacy is a beacon of hope and a beacon to all who have faith in the American people.
We thank you for joining us today.
And I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Queen and her people for their kind invitation.
Thank you very much.