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13 July 2012

When Teens Meet, Cultural Divides are Broken and Learning Happens

On July 12, the GCDC Youth Team had the amazing opportunity to meet four students from the Cyprus Friendship Program (CFP). The group of American and Cypriot teens learned about the two programs. GCDC also learned about the situation in Cyprus and felt that the best way to share the story and information about CFP was from the Cypriot teens. The four teens worked together to write the following article:


By Ariadne Hadjikyriacou, Ipek Angolemlı, Barkın Cihanlı, and Kyriacos Neophytou.

Would you ever be able to face your own brother as an enemy? Actually, this is common in the daily life of people in Cyprus, an island located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. From the 1960s onwards, there has been a conflict between the two communities: Turkish and Greek speaking Cypriots. This conflict escalated to a peak in 1974, when there was a Turkish invasion resulting in the occupation of 36% of the island and a physical separation of the two communities.
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11 June 2012

2012 Annual Membership Meeting

On Friday June 8 UNA-NCA held the 2012 Annual Membership Meeting at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS). The Rome auditorium was nearly full as one hundred members and guests attended the event. Special thanks to SAIS International Development (IDEV) program for hosting the event.
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14 May 2012

Taking Classrooms Global with Model UN

National Geographic's Education Blog recognizes GCDC for providing teens with the opportunity to tackle the world's most challenging development and security issues.

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