Current International & United Nations
Global Family has been a non-governmental organization (NGO) associated
with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) since
1989. Margo LaZaro, based in New York City, is our on-site representative
and has been very active for many years working on standing committees,
organizing UN NGO events and participating in numerous interfaith
initiatives on our behalf. Our Co-Director, John Zwerver, also represents
Global Family at the UN.
Keep checking this area of our site for ongoing updates on UN and
Global Family’s activities in support of international peace
International Day of Peace
A major initiative, spurred on by Margo LaZaro this past year, was
the creation of a new UN
International Day of Peace poster. She worked closely with the
UN DPI and art and graphics staff to create this stunning poster,
which will be used for the next several years. Margo dedicated this
to her nephew, Anthony LaZaro, who was working closely with her
and died suddenly the day the design was completed.
These posters were sponsored by Global Family, the World
Harmony Foundation and Mayors
for Peace. We were honored to partner with these two outstanding
organizations committed to creating peace and harmony.
here to purchase your own copy of the poster.
here for additional information about the International Day
of Peace celebrated on September 21st every year.
here to visit the UN Department of Public Information website
for UN updates.
To see myself in everybody and everybody in myself most certainly
— Nisargadatta Maharaj
When you see a man of worth, think about how you may emulate him.
When you see one who is unworthy, examine your own character.
When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in
something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary,
and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!
— Rabbi Harold Kushner