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UNESCO chief calls for ‘protected cultural zones’ in war-torn Iraq, Syria Coastal Flood Potential - Will It Force Redefining of "Defense"?
"there can be no purely military solution to this crisis. To fight fanaticism, we also need to reinforce education, a defence against hatred, and protect heritage, which helps forge collective identity" "We could de-salinate the sea water and use it to make forests in the deserts and other regions that need water ... To do this, we must restructure our engineering and industrial priorities from war to peace. "
UNESCO llama a proteger patrimonio cultural de Siria e Iraq WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files
"La solución a esta crisis no puede ser puramente militar, para combatir el fanatismo debemos también reforzar la educación, baluarte contra el odio, y proteger el patrimonio, que contribuye a forjar una identidad colectiva" "Information is power. . . What we citizens of the Western Hemisphere do with that power will become the ultimate legacy of the WikiLeaks experience. "
L'UNESCO appelle à la mise en place de zones de protection culturelle en Syrie et en Iraq Peace Demonstrations around the World
"il n'y a pas de solution purement militaire à cette crise. Pour lutter contre le fanatisme, il faut aussi renforcer l'éducation, qui aide à se défendre contre la haine, et protéger le patrimoine, qui aide à forger une identité collective" "There were peace demonstrations around the world on September 27, but because of the American mass media, Americans will know less about them than people in the rest of the world. As far as I could tell, the news was not carried on US television and in most newspapers."
Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs The Gacaca: Rwanda's Bold Experiment in Reconciliation
"in Rome from Nov. 19 to 21 . . . the Second International Conference on Nutrition , , , is an opportunity they cannot afford to miss: making peoples’ right to a healthy diet a global reality." "We need to follow the course of the gacaca over the next few years to see if we can learn about justice from the African people and their traditions."
Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"Dr. Widad Akrawi, a Danish citizen of Kurdish ancestry, is considered one of Scandinavia’s most successful female human rights defenders and peace advocates . . . as well as the co-founder and president of Defend International - a nongovernmental organization devoted to peace, democracy, diplomacy, human rights, and medical research." "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
7 Things You Need to Know about the Resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee Participate in Democracy: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, could Mexico be next?
"Trinidad and Tobago’s leadership in leveling the playing field for women in disarmament and arms control shows once again that small states can have massive impact at the United Nations." "Mexico now joins the ranks of other countries with similar controversial election results."
Remembering our friend and colleague, Efua Dorkenoo Christ, Krishna and Mohamed: What do they have in common?
"For more than three decades, “Mama Efua” was a pioneering leader in the global movement to end female genital mutilation" "A good place to start your own exploration of this important question is the website religious tolerance where the tenets of 47 North American religious groups are described."
Igualdad Ya llora la muerte de Efua Dorkenoo, amiga y compañera To desire freedom is an instinct
"Durante más de treinta años, “Mama Efua” lideró de forma pionera el movimiento global para poner fin a la mutilación genital femenina" "one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria"
Egalité Maintenant pleure la mort de notre amie et collègue, Efua Dorkenoo The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Depuis plus de trois décennies, « Mama Efua » était une pionnière à la pointe du mouvement international pour mettre fin aux mutilations génitales féminines " "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
United States: News and Press Freedom Organizations Stand Up for Real Net Neutrality Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"This filing highlights how crucial the open Internet is for news organizations to thrive and for people to access the information they need" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize The Day of the Girl Has Come
"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education" "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Honouring Gandhi’s legacy, Deputy Secretary-General reaffirms power of peaceful protest A New Century of Colonial War?
"The International Day, marked annually on Mr. Gandhi’s birthday, celebrates his non-violent philosophy and tactics have been adopted by leaders around the world." "Writing in Trud, Alexandre Tsipko said "we have entered into a century of war for a new colonial order." And writing in Novaya Gazeta, Boris Kagarlitski describes the Homeland Security Act as the American KGB"
Israeli Defense Forces intelligence veterans refuse to operate in ‘occupied Palestine’ - open letter The ICC, the Other Option
"They explained that it is a decision based on conscience and a realization that continuing to carry out their duties effectively robs millions of their human rights. " "The court will ensure that no ruler, no State, no junta and no army anywhere can abuse human rights with impunity."
Women's empowerment: learning, labour and leadership. Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
"Christine Lagarde . . . the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) . . . calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy." "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"Undoubtedly business has a role to play in conflict resolution. When in the right mode, business can contribute to peace and has much much more to gain from peace than from war. " "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."