Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

The Matsunaga Institute is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars, students, and practitioners who, through academic programs and outreach, promote cross-cultural understanding and collaborative problem-solving. Residing within the Public Policy Center, the Matsunaga Institute emphasizes critical thinking and collaboration to groom leaders to address contemporary and complex issues in Hawaiʻi, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

If we want peace we must educate people to want peace - Senator Spark M. Matsunaga

"If we want peace we must educate people to want peace."
Senator Spark M. Matsunaga

Ethiopia set a new world record of over 350 million trees planted in a single day. 🌳💪

The government is encouraging everyone in Ethiopia to plant at least 40 seedlings to combat deforestation.

"We must keep our word at this critical hour in Hong Kong’s politics.  The UK should take every opportunity to publicly state its support for human rights in HK, and for the progression towards democracy..."

@Johnny_HKWatch for @metrouk

In this critical hour for democracy we must stand with Hong Kong

This should matter to us in the UK.

Indigenous women & girls have the capacity to contribute greatly to their communities & the 🌎 at large. Together, we must ensure they have the access & resources to do so! #WeAreIndigenous

#WeAreIndigenous: The Waorani people have defended their land for generations. They won a legal battle but their struggle isn’t over.

On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, they ask us to unite & fight.

Stand up for the right to a healthy planet 🌎 #StandUp4HumanRights 💙


Indigenous peoples have the right to freely pursue their economic, social & cultural development.

More on Friday's #IndigenousDay: #WeAreIndigenous

Around 8000 women are #ServingForPeace in 14 @UNPeacekeeping missions around the world. Find out why recruiting & retaining women is critical for mission success.

Women in peacekeeping: an operational imperative

By Bintou Keita

Many communities struggle with waste pick-up when they're not linked to public garbage collection systems. See how @UNHABITAT supports creative waste management solutions in Cameroon.

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