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  Peace Corps - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The main job of the Peace Corps was to invade Cuba through the Bay of Pigs, cut through the Cuban military, and then beat Fidel Castro with an M-16 because he was a communist wussy and needed to be taught "the value a good old fashioned capitalist whoop-ass session".
The Peace Corps was actively involved in the Gulf War, where they had used depleted uranium rounds to control the populations of Iraq and Kuwait while the US Army dealt with Saddam Hussein.
Due to reasons unknown, the Peace Corps had joined in on the Iraq War, and completely skipped the War on Terror, possibly due to the fact that the Peace Corps was not configured to fight in such conditions.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Peace_Corps   (1604 words)

 Opportunities in Government - Peace Corps
Peace Corps health volunteers make up 21% of the overall volunteers, and they help improve basic health care at the grass-roots level by focusing on prevention, human capacity building and education.
Among financial benefits, the Peace Corps offers a monthly living allowance, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, $6,075 after the completion of three months of training and two years of volunteer service, a reasonably priced health insurance plan available after the completion of volunteer service for up to 18 months, and 24 vacation days per year.
The Peace Corps’ Office of Returned Volunteer Services (RVS) provides career, educational and re-entry related assistance through its 11 regional recruiting offices and its Career Center in Washington, D.C. Former volunteers also have non-competitive eligibility status for appointments to U.S. government executive branch agencies for one year after their completion of service.
www.diversityalliedhealth.com /gov_opps/april16-1.htm   (945 words)

 Peace Corps - United States Embassy Lusaka Zambia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peace Corps is a United States Volunteer Organization dedicated to grassroots development and economic growth in developing countries.
Peace Corps concentrates most of its efforts on rural development and adheres to a philosophy of helping people help themselves, emphasizing the transfer of skills to host country counterparts and the use of appropriate technology.
Peace Corps relies on the host country to select projects and decide what role the Volunteers will play in the host country’s development plan.
zambia.usembassy.gov /zambia/Peace_Corps.html   (855 words)

 Peace Corps Online | October 11, 2005: Headlines: COS - Zambia: Misconduct: Times of Zambia: A Senior government ...
The District Commissioner for the Kasama District in Zambia issued a statement banning Peace Corps activities for ‘grave’ social misconduct and unruly behavior for an incident that occurred on September 24 involving 13 PCVs.
Peace Corps said that some of the information put out about the incident was "inflammatory and false." On October 12, Country Director Davy Morris met with community leaders and apologized for the incident.
Peace Corp director Devy Morris confirmed from Pretoria in South Africa that the erring volunteers had already been sent back home but said he would be travelling to Kasama to meet Col Chanda so that the issue could be resolved amicably.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2036606.html   (1405 words)

 Laos - United States
Relations with the United States suffered some of the same cutbacks as those experienced by Vietnam and Cambodia after the United States withdrawal from Indochina in 1973, but there were important differences.
An irritant in Laos-United States relations was the United States charge in 1981 that Laos had engaged in aerial spraying with deadly toxins--yellow rain--against Hmong villages.
The United States government adopted the position that chemical weapons were used in Laos in the late 1970s through 1983.
countrystudies.us /laos/101.htm   (633 words)

 Embassy of the United States, Rabat, Morocco
Morocco was among the first countries to invite the Peace Corps to assist in its development and manpower needs.
The Peace Corps Environment Project seeks to reinforce the Government of Morocco's efforts in conservation initiatives of Morocco's natural resources and aid its rural populations to achieve a higher standard of living.
Peace Corps Volunteers have supported many significant contributions in the quality of life in Morocco over the last 40 years, but the country continues to face a number of pressing development challenges.
www.usembassy.ma /usmission/services/peacecorps.htm   (1012 words)

Because the Peace Corps was unable to ensure proper documentation from the Uzbekistan government, the Peace Corps has determined it necessary to suspend its program.
The remaining Peace Corps volunteers have left the country and are returning to the United States.
Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age.
www.usembassy.uz /home/printable.aspx?mid=339&lid=1&printable=855   (762 words)

 Peace Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peace Corps was established by executive order in 1961 in response to the Chinese and Soviet challenge to Western influence in the widely open Third World arena of superpower competition.
Concerned with the growing tide of revolutionary sentiment in the Third World, Kennedy saw the Peace Corps as a means of countering the notions of the "Ugly American" and "Yankee imperialism," especially in the emerging nations of postcolonial Africa and Asia.
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme - relies on the Peace Corps and national volunteer agencies in about 40 other countries to identify, interview, and brief UN Volunteers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peace_Corps   (2126 words)

 US Peace Corps reconfirms ties with Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MR Gaddi Vasquez, the World Wide Director for the United States Peace Corps, visited Tonga for the first time on October 18 and witnessed the work of his Peace Corps volunteers as well as reconfirming its ties with Tonga.
Vasquez is the 16th Director of the Peace Corps and he was nominated by President George Bush and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on 23 January,2002.
He is the first Hispanic American to serve as Director of Peace Corps and the son of migrant farm workers who are of Mexican descent.
www.matangitonga.to /article/tonganews/visitors/peacecorps211005.shtml   (590 words)

 Peace Corps - Armeniapedia.org
On August 15, 2005, 43 new volunteers were sworn into the American Peace Corps in Armenia.
Patrick Hart the Country Director of the Peace Corps Armenia said that the volunteers are in collaboration with the Armenian counterpart organizations in the areas of English language education, business and community development, and health and environmental education.
Peace Corps Armenia was established in 1992 at the invitation of the Armenian government.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Peace_Corps   (219 words)

 The United States Peace Corps Inducts A New Class of Volunteers to Contribute to Mexico - US Embassy Mexico City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mexico City, December 15, 2005- "The Peace Corps is entering its second year of a highly successful initiative in technical cooperation with Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).
Stephen Kelly, the United States Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, presided over a ceremony today in Queretaro where fifteen new Peace Corps volunteers were inducted into service.
Peace Corps is an independent volunteer agency established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
mexico.usembassy.gov /mexico/ep051215peacecorps.html   (321 words)

 Madison spirit drives Peace Corps (Dec 7, 2004)
The Peace Corps is at a 29-year high in the number of Americans serving overseas, with 7,735 volunteers working in diverse fields such as education, health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, information technology, business development, the environment and agriculture.
The biggest change in the program in recent years is that volunteers are constantly connected to the Peace Corps office in their country of service to maintain better safety and security.
The next Peace Corps information session for the Madison community will be held at 6 p.m.
www.news.wisc.edu /10490.html   (415 words)

 Peace Corps - SourceWatch
Peace Corps "traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.
Kevin Lowther writing in 2005 notes that: "The Peace Corps, lest we forget, was spawned by the US cold war desire to compete with the Soviet bloc for influence in the third world.
The Peace Corps entered Latin America as the "person-to-person" of the Alliance for Progress.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=United_States_Peace_Corps   (900 words)

 United States Peace Corps - Digital Divide - Cisco Systems
The Peace Corps is an agency of the US Federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
Peace Corps Volunteers work with governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to address changing and complex needs in education, health and HIV/AIDS, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.
Peace Corps Volunteers work with each Academy to improve communication, include females in IT, assist with Academy management skills, and to initiate community outreach.
www.cisco.com /web/learning/netacad/digital_divide/partners/USPeaceCorps.html   (142 words)

 Ghana - The United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghana and the United States are signatories to twenty agreements and treaties covering such matters as agricultural commodities, aviation, defense, economic and technical cooperation, education, extradition, postal matters, telecommunications, and treaty obligations.
The refusal of the United States to join the International Cocoa Agreement, given Ghana's heavy dependence on cocoa exports to earn hard currency, is the most serious bilateral issue between the two countries.
Relations between the United States and Ghana were further strained by a series of diplomatic incidents in the mid-1980s.
countrystudies.us /ghana/113.htm   (505 words)

 The National Peace Corps Association: Background On the Peace Corps Mandate
The National Peace Corps Association should utilize RPCVs to build bridges to immigrant communities in America, especially but not exclusively those from the Islamic world, as a means of easing the challenges of assimilation and strengthening ongoing international ties between America and the immigrants' countries and regions of origin.
Peace Corps should seek to undertake joint ventures and new forms of collaborative planning with countries such as Mexico and Egypt that require new focus and philosophy, new combinations of staffing, mixes of PCVs and RPCVs, host country volunteers, and more flexible terms of service and planned outcomes.
Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association together should organize a bi-annual international conference which facilitates dialogue and exchanges with host country leaders and prominent international thinkers about new roles and missions for the Peace Corps, for similar organizations, and about the ethic of citizen service generally.
www.rpcv.org /pages/sitepage.cfm?id=462   (1491 words)

 LAII: Peace Corps Program
Peace Corps also provides opportunities for you to further your post-graduate education through Masters International and Peace Corps Fellows Programs.
Peace Corps makes every effort to accommodate your geographic preference, but cannot guarantee placement in any specific country or region.
Peace Corps pays for your transportation to and from country of service and provides you with complete medical and dental care.
laii.unm.edu /peace.php   (232 words)

 United States Peace Corps Returns to Ethiopia (10/02/07)
Ethiopia is strategically important to the United States and to the region in promoting peace and security, advancing economic development, and creating a better and more prosperous future for the people of Ethiopia and the region.
Peace Corps Volunteers work with people who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
The U.S. Peace Corps was first established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, when he challenged young people to serve their country in promoting world peace and friendship by living and working in other countries.
ethiopia.usembassy.gov /pr4507.html   (418 words)

 Peace Corps - Embassy of the United States in El Salvador
Peace Corps El Salvador (PCES) currently has a total of 151 Volunteers (including 24 Trainees) working in three sectors: agro-forestry and environmental education, rural health and sanitation, and municipal development.
The Peace Corps offices are located in San Benito, a secure suburb of western San Salvador with easy access to public transportation and Volunteer accommodations.
The offices maintain the traditional modest separation between Peace Corps (a "people to people" program) and the policy-making agencies of the US Embassy while still affording both entities the opportunity for mutual support and involvement.
www.usinfo.org.sv /eng/embassy/peacecorps.html   (476 words)

 Peace in the Middle East
The United States joins countries in the Middle East that share our commitment to the freedom and security of the region, and we will not abandon these countries to terrorists and extremists seeking to impose their rule of intimidation and murder across the Middle East.
The United States is resolved to work with members of the United Nations Security Council to develop a resolution that will enable the region to have a sustainable peace, a peace that lasts, a peace that will enable mothers and fathers to raise their children in a hopeful world.
The United States and the international community have made clear that Hamas must recognize Israel's right to exist, must abandon terror, and must accept all previous agreements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/mideast   (2381 words)

 Peace Corps Online | January 8, 2003 - Thomas: Sam Farr introduces bill to reauthorize the United States Peace Corps
The goal of increasing the Peace Corps to 10,000 volunteers was announced by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
This is a crucial time to invest in the Peace Corps, a crucial time to invest in improving America's relations with peoples and countries across the globe.
Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/1011387.html   (1027 words)

 MBAA: About the Program » Peace Corps Agribusiness MBA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The partnership allows students to complete a portion of their elective credits towards an MBA degree as part of their Peace Corps experience, and is one of only a handful of such agreements at universities across the country.
Students entering the Peace Corps will complete approximately 12 weeks of training, and then begin a two-year tour of service in their assigned country.
The partnership will serve to advance the goals of both the Peace Corps and the University, allowing students the opportunity to combine coursework with international field experience, while promoting relations with and volunteer service in foreign countries.
www.mbaa.unl.edu /program/peacecorps.html   (711 words)

 Kristie's proposal
Recently, I was accepted into the United States Peace Corps, and I am now serving in Africa, teaching children of the !Kung tribe for the extended time of two years.
I cannot help but think of the many citizens of the United States who would be great volunteers, but have not thought to be, because images of the Peace Corps are not readily available.
Clearly, the promotion of the Peace Corps is a must to bring in more volunteers and support, and again I would love the chance to be a part of this.
oak.cats.ohiou.edu /~kc332298/proposal.htm   (548 words)

 SAFETI Adaptation of Peace Corps Resources
The Peace Corps mission is predicated on the development of close interpersonal relationships between Volunteers and host-country community members as a means of meeting the three goals stated in the Peace Corps Act.
The traditional Peace Corps approach to safety and security has been characterized by obtaining and maintaining the acceptance and consent of host country authorities and the population-at-large for its presence and the work Volunteers have been recruited to perform.
Peace Corps' commitment to this integrative approach is manifested in the type of individuals it recruits, the programs it develops, and the language/cross-cultural focus of its training.
www.globaled.us /peacecorps/introduction.html   (954 words)

 Archinect : Discussion Forum : The United States Peace Corps, its relevance in the world of architecture
I am a Return Peace Corps Volunteer; in 2003 I graduated from college with a masters degree in architecture.
In the fall of that same year I joined the Peace Corps and was placed in the Urban Planning office of a small Municipality in Northern Albania.
It seems your challenge -- if you decide to accept it -- is to state to an employer what you did that was relevant as a planner, designer etc. But your real challenge, seeing as it was the most worthwhile experience of your life, is to find the same value in any "architecture" job.
www.archinect.com /forum/threads.php?id=44221_0_42_0_C   (869 words)

 Pittsburgh Area Peace Corps Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Georgina Castro is the Peace Corps recruiter at the University of Pittsburgh.
After leaving the Peace Corps in 1988, Loret remained devoted to the agency, to its mission and to the community of 140,000 returned volunteers.
She was an honorary member of the board of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), and she contributed generously to help fulfill our goal to bring the mission of peace, the value of service and a global perspective to Americans.
adale.org /PAPCA.html   (1392 words)

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