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"Have you heard the one about the peacekeepers taking action?.....Neither have I"
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In preparation for the 63rd Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference in Melbourne, Australia, a Youth Pre-Conference event is being held in New York City on June 16, 2010. The theme of this year's conference is "Advance Global Health: Achieve the MDGs." The purpose of the Pre-Conference is to educate and inspire youth to take an active role in these issues. Attached is an information document, registration form and information on the special poster session being held. Please pass this…See More
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The mission of the Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD) is to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; develop a global partnership for development and fulfill the aims of the United Nations Charter in the context of post conflict situations. Through direct education, action and development or the promotion of a global partnership for such efforts, the FPCD is dedicated to assist post conflict countries with projects necessary for their reconstruction, among them the demobilization /disbanding of child soldiers, reintegration of war veterans, the creation of meaningful employment and cultural preservation.
Countries emerging from conflict have special needs, and the FPCD raises the public’s awareness of these needs. The FPCD, through its comprehensive website, newsletters, organization of/ participation in conferences, roundtables, training programs and seminars, promotes the work of the United Nations in this area and the work of the newly established Peacebuilding Commission.
The FPCD collects and recounts data on countries emerging from conflict; and informs on the post conflict development activities of the United Nations, relying heavily on the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Report, the yearly publication that presents accurate development statistics, which determine the quality of life.
Individuals with demonstrated need in one of the areas listed in FPCD’s mission statement are provided with funds or gifts-in-kind. Support may be provided to non-governmental organizations in countries emerging from a conflict situation that require assistance in one of the areas listed in FPCD’s mission statement. The FPCD will make site visits, where necessary, to assess needs and ensure that its assistance is delivered.
The FPCD endorses a culture of acceptance at all levels and contributes to programs that teach these values. The FPCD takes action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination by promoting gender equality, the empowerment of women and cultural tolerance.
Post conflict areas are more vulnerable to interruptions in development, so FPCD’s developmental operations benefit those countries that need it most. The foundation helps relieve suffering and builds healthier communities, while helping these communities become better equipped to educate themselves, ensuring a more peaceful and prosperous future.
The Foundation for Post Conflict Development is a civil society partner in improving global development and seeks to work with organizations that place development as a priority.
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Am happy to see what you have been able to do in your area for humanity. May God guide, protect, bless you.
When you have peace with the youth, whole countries have development
As Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri yesterday, Prince Godwin korieocha has admonished the country’s religious and political leaders to let the fear of God always guide their actions and decisions.
It’s the fear of God that would make the leaders realize their responsibilities, reflect on them and drive them to discharge their duties honestly to the development of the country and the wellbeing of the citizenry.
“It is this fear of Allah that will drive those who Allah has bestowed with power over administration or the mind of others or over knowledge and wisdom, to make them reflect and ensure that the trust bestowed upon them by Allah is not betrayed.
I pray Allah to guide those of our leaders in politics, business, religion, military, indeed, all Nigerians to reflect on their responsibilities and discharge these responsibilities with the fear of Allah,” he stated.
In the task of nation-building, it also behaved on all to work hard and act responsibly, honestly and transparently so that the country could be taken to the next level of development.
“I call on Nigerians and Moslems in the world to fear Allah because that is the first great achievement of any human being and I hope this fear of Allah will lead us to help our fellow countrymen and to contribute our own quota to the development of Nigeria and humanity,” he further pointed out.
Nigeria was facing developmental challenges in the face of global recession and urged all to work hard and transparently respond to the needs of the youth who he said must be guided to channel their creative energies and academic endowments to positive results and the general development of our great country Nigeria
We need peace in Nigeria, peace in Africa, peace in Asia, peace in Middle East, and peace in the world. With peace the world will be a batter place for all of us. We want to build school for peace education in Nigeria, because of ethnic and religious issue here.
Have a wonderful day
Barke de sallah to you all in the peace family.
Prince Godwin korieocha
A meeting of Human Rights Committee, Lahore High Court Bar Association under the presidentship of Mr. Munawar Iqbal Gondal President Lahore High Court Bar Association was held on 04-08-09 and the following members of Human Rights Committee of Lahore High Court Bar Association were present:
1. Waheed Ahmad Ch.
2. Ch. Muhammad Shahid Iqbal.
3. Sheikh Imran Mahfooz
4. Syed Adeel Abbass Tirmizi.
5. Muhammad Afzal Khuram
6. Rana Rahan
In the meeting the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the emergency imposed on 3rd November, 2007 by ex-military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf was highly appreciated rather admired. This decision was unique in the history of Pakistan which is unequivocally in line with the freedom of the Human Rights and Rule of Law. This decision will be a landmark which could stop future military intervention and not dare devil of the dictator. A wave of joy spread in whole of the country. It was a victory and a triumph after a long and protracted movement carried out by the lawyers.
As duration movement two members of this Human Rights Committee of Lahore High Court Bar Association namely Mr. Waheed Ahmad Ch. and Mr. Ch. Muhammad Shahid Iqbal had been victimized to the extent pushed behind the bars, prosecuted and tortured but they did not subdue to follow the dictator’s directions.
Very tyrannical situation had come across to the members of the bar leading in the movement resultant into ultimate success by restoration of Independent Judiciary and Rule of Law. In spite of very dreadful and formidable circumstances the struggle was not rendered to a slow down point. Due to persistent and untiring efforts and with the indomitable spirit and stamina the efforts were proved to be successful as the dictator is gone, the Rule of Law and Civil Rights have been restored, however, there are still very important rather mountainous tasks are still ahead for the complete restoration of Human Rights, the discovery of the missing persons who had been taken under the darkness of night from their homes during the pervious dictator’s regime, the provision of justice to a common man speedily, very stick law and order for the safety and security of common man, the procedure and system to be streamline for expeditious redressing of grievances of common man by the regime which could be implied as good governance for the cardinal principles to be practically implemented aimed at by the Human Rights Committee Lahore High Court Bar Association.
It is high time to propose rather request to also include our committee in the International Human Rights Forum to also contribute with devotion to aggrandize the Rule of Law and Human Rights world at large. With this inclusion of our committee we can share our experiences and also gain for the working more and more in judicious manner and with vigor and vitality. Hence, it is not out of place to request to please also invite the members of Human Rights Committee Lahore High Court Bar Association in all the international meetings to be held from time to time.
Education: Masters of Arts in Human Rights and Social Development, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Action: Researching, Reporting, Critical and analytical work, Facilitator, Event Management: seminar-workshop-dialogues, Political analysis, Campaign, Activism.
Development: Incorporation of Rights Based Approach in development programming: an examination of problems and prospects of ict4d projects (2006), Mahidol University, Thailand in cooperation with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), Sweden.
Conceptualizing Two Development Approaches and its Applicability in the Context of Reality (2007), ActionAid Bangladesh
We are working in Timor Leste as well-I have astudent who has just finished her dissertation on traditional andintroduced justcie systems- and my colleague Anne Brown is working in Oecusse on the activation of local govt politics, community peace building post conflict so we should swap notes, research docs some time. Cheers kevin
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