Pilosio international "Building Peace" Award

The  construction industry at its most socially-aware, in step with the times, seeking a role in developing civil society and helping to improve living standards around the world. The Pilosio Building Peace Award culminates in the presentation of an annual award to those individuals or companies behind those projects or ideas which have contributed to the improvement of living conditions and promoted interchange, tollerance and peace among people.

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26 January 2015

Dario Roustayan, CEO of Pilosio, is 49 years-old, with the skills of an Italian on the international scene, including philanthropy. Born of a Persian father and an Italian mother (from Friuli), Dario lived in Teheran until he was 14; then, with the 1979 revolution, the family sends him to study in Germany. He takes a… Read more

War stokes further growth in forced displacement in first half 2014

21 January 2015

Syrians, for the first time, have become the largest refugee population under UNHCR's mandate.

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an estimated 5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014, signalling a further rise in the number of people forcibly displaced. UNHCR’s new “Mid-Year Trends 2014″ report shows that of the 5.5 million who were… Read more

Architecture for Humanity Announces Completion of Haiti Initiatives

13 January 2015


Architecture for Humanity has announced the end of their program in Haiti, effective from January 2015. The charitable organization, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, set up offices in Port-au-Prince in March 2010 in order to better help the people of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Through almost five years in Haiti, they have… Read more