Multiregion

The Multiregion is home to Cooperation Circles who have members in more than one region or whose concerns are global in scope, transcending geographic boundaries.

URI Multiregion Baraza

The Multiregion creates a supportive environment to build relationships and strengthen local identity as part of a global peacebuilding community. Together we offer opportunities for connection and in-depth dialogue, provide training, and enhance mutual exchange among groups pursuing common themes. Examples of peacebuilding work in the Multiregion includes mobilizing young adults for interfaith work, protecting rights of Indigenous peoples, bridging East and West through art, and support of women's projects around the world.

Regional Support Staff

  • Frederica Helmiere, Regional Coordinator

The Multiregion Baraza

  • Sowmya Ayyar (India)
  • Kate Kiama (Kenya)
  • Vincent Leong (Malaysia)
  • Francisco Morales (Argentina)
  • Mikuak Rai (USA)

Here’s one example of URI’s work in this region:

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle gathered dignitaries like the Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense, the Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State, Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R., and Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat, to make a video speaking out against nuclear weapons and to call for the eradication of nuclear devices. It was the first time those voices, from opposing political parties and vastly different life experiences, were united and recorded in public prayer.

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Stories From URI Multiregion

Celebrating Indigenous Cosmovisions - Young Leaders' Live Chat

Hear from one of our youth Ambassadors, Francisco Morales Ventosa, an Aymara youth from Argentina, speak about his Indigenous cosmovision, as well contributions from ten other young leaders from different parts of the world on the topic of "Celebrating Indigenous Cosmovisions." This chat is part of our series of monthly live chats for young global leaders. To learn more, contact Sarah Talcott Blair, stalcott@uri.org.

Reflecting and Serving on Hiroshima Day

My oldest son came to me one night 16 years ago and said, “Dad, I’m going to Japan.” He was 16 years old at the time. And I said, “Oh, are you? And who’s paying for it?” He said, “The American Friends Service Committee. I’m going with a group of American teenagers and we’re going to interview survivors.” So he went, and spent the summer in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

URI Voice of Youth July 2010

In this newsletter, read updates about the creation of an Abrahamic Youth Alliance by one of our Youth Ambassadors, youth participation in an interfaith conference in Ammerdown, updates on the Nepali Rose Movement, Indigenous youth contributions at the URI Latin American Regional Assembly in Argentina, and more news from Ambassadors from Germany, Australia and Pakistan. 

Nuclear Disarmament: a question of morals...

The following article is written by Dr. Jonathan Granoff.  He is president of the Global Security Institute and a founding member of the Voices for a  World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle.  He is also an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address the threats posed by nuclear weapons.  

The Vision: Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

If you live in a city which is a nuclear weapons target, if you live in a country which aims nuclear weapons at other regions, if you live in a world which would be devastated by nuclear weapons, you probably don’t have the opportunity to vote on the use of nuclear weapons.  Until now.  Now a voice vote by grassroots people is being called, and your voice will be counted.