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Positive Changes in Countries Part 28 of a Multi-part Series – Incredible Governments, Incredible Citizens: Iceland, India, Indonesia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 28 of a Multi-part Series – Incredible Governments, Incredible Citizens: Iceland, India, Indonesia

Iceland is a Nordic island country famous for its breathtaking natural landscapes of mountains, glaciers, and healing hot springs. Despite its small population of 342,000, Iceland is a highly developed country. Today, 100% of Iceland’s electricity is renewable, with hydro- and geothermal electricity contributing 75% and 25%, respectively. Geothermal energy also provides 87% of the nation’s hot wat
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-07-26   124 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-07-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 27 – Harmonious Governments, Harmonious Citizens: Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 27 – Harmonious Governments, Harmonious Citizens: Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary

Reserve on land, Honduras is a world-renowned biodiversity hotspot. Since 2018, at least 60% of our total national electricity is now derived from renewable sources. And in 2019, Honduras was part of an eight-country pledge to preserve the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica, one of which is the Moskitia. Hong Kong, has had the honor of being visited by our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai. “
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-06-28   350 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-06-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 26 – Divine Governments, Divine Citizens: Guyana, Haiti, Vatican City (the Holy See)

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 26 – Divine Governments, Divine Citizens: Guyana, Haiti, Vatican City (the Holy See)

My South American country, Guyana, means “Land of Many Waters.” Along with four large rivers that run through the land, there is the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single-drop waterfall by volume. We also show our care for these God-given treasures through sustainable forest management and green development strategies that protect biodiversity and rainforests. Another preservation
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-04-26   476 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-04-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 25 – Vibrant Governments, Vibrant Citizens: Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 25 – Vibrant Governments, Vibrant Citizens: Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau

Guatemala is best known for her magnificent mountainous landscape, rich Mayan heritage, and the colorful city Antigua. Thankfully, the people of Guatemala have made considerable strides in conserving our beautiful rainforests. Moreover, health care is becoming more accessible in Guatemala! What’s more, the Guatemalan government has taken major steps to improve animal welfare. A comprehensive law p
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-03-27   399 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-03-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 24 - Responsible Governments, Responsible Citizens: Ghana, Greece, Grenada

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 24 - Responsible Governments, Responsible Citizens: Ghana, Greece, Grenada

The people of Ghana wish you spiritual upliftment. Our country is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and we are neighbored by Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo. To improve the life quality of its citizens, the Ghanaian government had been implementing programs like LEAP, or Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty," which provides both cash payments for those in need as well as free hea
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-02-26   327 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-02-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 23 - Genuine Governments, Genuine Citizens: The Gambia, Georgia, Germany

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 23 - Genuine Governments, Genuine Citizens: The Gambia, Georgia, Germany

Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia, opens onto the Atlantic coast on the west and borders Senegal in all three other directions. On May 28, 2010, The Gambia took a giant step toward gender equality when His Excellency President Yahya Jammeh signed the Women’s Act. The Gambian government has also been working to protect citizens through a National Adaptation Plan to build resilience to climate c
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-01-25   408 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2021-01-25

Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon

Taiwan (Formosa) is a recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion. Located in the ocean waters neighboring mainland China, Japan, and the Philippines, this island nation was originally called "Ilha Formosa" by Portuguese explorers, which means "Beautiful Island." The Taiwanese (Formosan) people are known for their inventiveness and creativity, combining science with colorful des
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-12-28   424 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-12-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 21 - Peaceful Governments, Peaceful Citizens: Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 21 - Peaceful Governments, Peaceful Citizens: Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland

Located in a region known as the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia existed as a civilization millions of years ago, based on archaeological finds. Ethiopia achieved a wonderful stabilizing change when His Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed forged a peace accord with neighboring country Eritrea in 2018. The following year, His Excellency’s efforts were recognized as he became not only a Nobel Peace P
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-11-23   535 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-11-23

Positive Changes in Countries Part 20 - Committed Governments, Committed Citizens: Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 20 - Committed Governments, Committed Citizens: Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini

Historically, Eritrea is one of the earliest countries to adopt Christianity and is also home to the world’s first African mosque, the Mosque of the Companions, in Massawa. On September 17, 2018, Eritrea and Ethiopia officials agreed to end decades of previous discord when they signed a peace accord. More recently, the two countries re-opened free travel between their borders. The development has
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-10-26   340 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-10-26

Positive Changes in Countries Part 19 - Resourceful Governments, Resourceful Citizens: Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 19 - Resourceful Governments, Resourceful Citizens: Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea

Located at the cross paths between North Africa, Southwestern Asia and Europe, my country, Egypt, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with over 5000 years of history. Its iconic monuments, the Giza Necropolis, the Great Sphinx, as well as the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings. In other news, did you know that ninety-six percent of Egypt’s land is covered by
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-09-28   476 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-09-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 18 – Remarkable Governments, Remarkable Citizens: Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 18 – Remarkable Governments, Remarkable Citizens: Dominica, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador

The Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island country rich in natural beauty, is part of a group called the Lesser Antilles, situated in the Caribbean Sea. Dominica’s treasures include Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which was recognized by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Heritage Site. Protected areas such as these are home to a variety of plants and animals found only in Dominica, like our national b
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-08-24   500 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-08-24

Positive Changes in Countries Part 17 - Generous Governments, Generous Citizens: Czech Republic, Denmark and Djibouti

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 17 - Generous Governments, Generous Citizens: Czech Republic, Denmark and Djibouti

Our three generous countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Djibouti.Nestled in the very heart of Europe, the Czech Republic, or Czechia, was once an ancient kingdom, with magnificent towers, cathedrals and castles that still adorn the land today. During Her 1999 European Lecture tour, Supreme ‘Master Ching Hai’ was invited to the nation’s beautiful capital city of Prague, where She spoke a
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-07-27   445 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-07-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 16 - Courageous Countries, Courageous Citizens: Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 16 - Courageous Countries, Courageous Citizens: Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus

Let’s talk about some positive news and share stories about our courageous countries. As a country that began turning to organic farming methods nearly 30 years ago, Cuba has become a leader in sustainable agriculture. Along with a decrease in the use of pesticides is a significant increase in produce production. To address the effects of climate change on this vulnerable Caribbean island, our far
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-06-29   407 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-06-29

Positive Changes in Countries Part 15 – Honorable Governments, Honorable Citizens: Costa Rica, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Croatia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 15 – Honorable Governments, Honorable Citizens: Costa Rica, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Croatia

Costa Ricans are friendly, easygoing and happy people. Costa Rica has opened its borders with loving arms to neighboring refugees in need. In addition, many far-sighted environmental policies have been put in place, coupled with expanded agriculture and the modernization of the nation. It has long been recognized as the greenest and happiest country in the world. Animal welfare in Costa Rica has a
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-05-18   2901 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-05-18

Positive Changes in Countries Part 14 - Admirable Governments, Admirable Citizens: Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 14 - Admirable Governments, Admirable Citizens: Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo

In Comoros, eighty percent of the rural population relies on rain to nourish their agriculture. With the help of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and a partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Comorian government launched a US$60 million project with the goal of “ensuring climate-resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands.” With year-round operation of the supply facilities
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-04-27   598 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-04-27

Positive Changes in Countries Part 13 – Dedicated Governments, Dedicated Citizens: Chile, China, and Colombia

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 13 – Dedicated Governments, Dedicated Citizens: Chile, China, and Colombia

With a multi-ethnic society of European and indigenous Indian ancestry, Chile is known for political freedom and cultural tolerance. Chile passed legislation in 2018 to strengthen women’s leadership in politics and public enterprises, requiring at least 40% of the candidates standing for Parliament to be women. Not only that, the ethical veg lifestyle has taken Chile by storm. In 2018, research fo
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-03-30   887 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-03-30

Positive Changes in Countries Part 12 – Gentle Governments, Gentle Citizens: Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 12 – Gentle Governments, Gentle Citizens: Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad

Cabo Verde is a growing, tropical paradise tourist destination that’s vegan friendly and going green. Cabo Verde is indeed plant-based as well as green, with more and more restaurants offering delicious, healthy vegan options on their menus. Last but not least, women in Cabo Verde have come a long way since the country’s independence in 1975. The government of the Central African Republic is stead
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-02-25   643 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-02-25

Positive Changes in Countries Part 11 – Conscientious Governments, Conscientious Citizens: Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 11 – Conscientious Governments, Conscientious Citizens: Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada

From 1995 to 2018, Cambodia’s economy has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 8%, making it one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks to robust garment exports and a prosperous tourist trade. Cambodia also protects its natural resources. Veganism is also rising in Cambodia. In the capital city Phnom Penh alone, we have 59 vegetarian-friendly restaurants. In 2018, Cameroon and its neig
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-01-28   2972 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-01-28

Positive Changes in Countries Part 10 – Gracious Governments, Gracious Citizens: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, and Burundi

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 10 – Gracious Governments, Gracious Citizens: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, and Burundi

Today we are going to share with you many positive changes from our home countries. With God’s grace, organic agriculture in Bulgaria has had the highest rate of expansion in the whole of Europe, more than tripling in recent years. Moreover, Bulgaria is taking a step closer to completely banning fur trade. In the last few years, veganism has seen exponential growth in Bulgaria. Now let me introduc
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-01-03   1196 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2020-01-03

Positive Changes in Countries Part 9 – Virtuous Governments, Virtuous Citizens: Botswana, Brazil, and Brunei

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Positive Changes in Countries Part 9 – Virtuous Governments, Virtuous Citizens: Botswana, Brazil, and Brunei

Since 2014, hunting on public land in Botswana has been completely banned. And Botswana won 2nd place at the 2017 United Nations Public Service Awards for its effective waste management system started in 2010. Botswana became the first African country in 2002 to provide universal free antiretroviral treatment (ART) to people living with HIV. São Paulo, Brazil has implemented many initiatives to pr
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-11-20   2405 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-11-20
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