All Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (139)

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Background of Events in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Seeded from Red Diary - Ahmad Khan


Located in central Africa, the Congo is one of the largest, most populous countries in the continent. Strategically located it borders nine countries; Angola, the Congo-Brazzaville, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Economically, the Congo is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of resources, with the western Capitalist countries obtaining seven percent of their tin, nine percent…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 10, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

The Peacebuilders: Making Conflict Resolution Permanent

The following is an in-depth article from the Christian Science Monitor:


...Peacebuilding is a new approach to ending war, and it's becoming a global buzzword. It's different from peacemaking, which brings politicians around a table to hammer out a peace deal. And it's different from peacekeeping, which sends foreign soldiers to monitor peace agreements, separate warring…


Added by Jeff Thompson on April 7, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Libya - junior advisers, legal, political

We are looking for junior advisers on Libya, in relation to work for a hi-profile client/s involved in the conflict there.


Human Rights Law stduent/new graduate also helpful, possible case v EU &/ UN.


Knowledge of EU & UN Assets & Travel Ban listing regs helpful.


Paid work, success fee based.


Galway & Jackson (Conflict Management) Associates…


Added by Johnnie Special One Jackson on March 23, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Libya - contradictions, foolish assumptions & flawed humanism

Here follows a telegram-style short list of contradictions, foolish assumptions and flawed humanism. An equally short conclusion with prediction follows the list. I am presently working on a short piece on what could and should have been done instead of these terrible and counterproductive bombings.


We can’t meet, talk or negotiate with such a guy!

Scores of Western leaders have met him and seen him as an ally the last few…


Added by Jan Oberg on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Help is needed for IDPs in Cote d'Ivoire.

Hello all! Hope all is well!

This is an informal post, but I am hoping those of you with UN or other IDP agency contacts will heed these words and help to get rapid assistance for the IDPs living in Cote d'Ivoire. I am currently living in Abidjan and have been watching as civil war is breaking out all around me.

There are an estimated at least 30,000 newly displaced persons within Abidjan alone right now (and thousands upon thousands more across the country), because of… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Reflections on Rwanda: Global Youth Connect 2011

Preface: I traveled to Rwanda with Global Youth Connect ( in January 2011. The following is a short, personal reflection on the experience that I originally wrote to thank the people that supported my trip. It is not meant to capture the entirety of the trip, nor does it speak for all the participants or the organization. I have never blogged before, but I venture to post it thanks to Dr. Zelizer's encouragement. So…

Added by Kaitlyn Allen on February 21, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

The Failed Mediations of Lebanon and the Ivory Coast

Last week, two international mediators declared impasse and walked away from the conflicts they were assigned to mediate. In Lebanon, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attempted to mediate a serious conflict between Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al Hariri and Hezbollah. In the Ivory Coast, Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga mediated the continuing crisis caused by the presidential election between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo.

These conflicts are complex and…


Added by Doug Noll on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Is peace a possibility for Cote D’Ivoire in 2011? Part 1.

This past month or so has been a particularly stressful one for me. I have been living in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire for most of the past year and have watched as the country has been sinking deeper and deeper into

violence and intense propaganda. Sadly, I’ve found I no longer believe a word I read in both local and international news, as I have read “news” that is in direct contrast to what I have seen and heard with my own

eyes and ears. The stories seem to be escalating the…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 2, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

2010 Human Rights Day Message

December 10th is Human Rights Day, following is the message from the secretary General of the United Nations discussing this year's theme: human rights defenders who act to end discrimination

Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary responsibility Governments have to enable and protect their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to…


Added by PeaceDay TV on December 8, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Something’s rotten in the state of Cote D’Ivoire…

Something didn't sit right with me while watching this second round of the Presidential vote here in Cote D'Ivoire. The international community…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… November 27th- December 3rd, 2010



Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 4, 2010 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

International community’s response to the Ivorian situation.

I have no access to foreign tv news and radio at the moment, as it has been cut off through the government in an attempt to stop what is being termed “illegal” announcements of a Presidential winner. I have

been trawling the internet searching for the international response to

the current situation trying to gauge international opinion and what

information is being released where.

The election happened last Sunday, and since then things have gone…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 3, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Grading the Peacemakers

My guests are Gord Breedyk and Erich Schellhammer, two Canadians pushing an initiative to formally accredit international peace professionals to work with parties at war with each other. Gord is a non-profit leader in Ottowa, Canada. Erich is a professor at Royal Roads University in Vancouver, B.C. and director of the Bachelor of Arts Justice Program, which orients junior and senior undergraduates to social justice opportunities as careers.

In the… Continue

Added by Doug Noll on November 6, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Evangelical Right and Aid Relief in Fragile States

Over the past few months we've undertake, on our own, a project to map the use of social media by the evangelical right. Part of our research has been how Christian/evangelical non-profit aid groups are engaging in aid delivery in fragile nations and post-crisis states (e.g. Haiti post-earthquake.)

We examined 1,800 blogs and websites of various groups and sub-groups across the United States, Canada and UK. The majority of the evangelical aid groups (78%) come from the…

Added by Giles Crouch on October 17, 2010 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

This week in conflict… September 25th-October 1st, 2010

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 25th- October 1st, 2010, visit

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... September 17th-24th, 2010.

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 17th-24th, 2010, visit

Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 24, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

UN Security Council Resolutions - Now Easy to Understand

UN Security Council Resolutions may be challenging to read and understand, but because they are international law, UN member states are required to follow them. That means that advocates need to understand them and be able to hold governments - and the UN itself - accountable.

The four UNSCRs on women, peace, and security (1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889) will be in the spotlight over the next several weeks as national governments around the world prepare to make additional commitments to… Continue

Added by Inclusive Security on September 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

This week in conflict… September 11- 17th, 2010


  • The UN will be having its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York city from the 20th to the 22nd of September. They are looking to accelerate the progress towards the MDGs by 2015, review successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities to lead to more “concrete strategies of action”.
  • A new…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 17, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Peace Day & Millennium Review Summit ~ Broadcast Moves Into High Gear!

September 10, 2010 -- A worldwide call for Peace involving millions of people in 192 countries is slated for September 17-21. More than 2,000 parades, concerts, dance celebrations, exhibitions and educational events inspired by the United Nations International Day of Peace are planned. People can watch the Peace Day Global Broadcast, at…


Added by PeaceDay TV on September 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

This week in conflict… August 21st-27th, 2010.

Find out what's going on in the world of conflict each week.
August 21-27th, 2010 post available here:

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 28, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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