All Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (132)

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

This week in conflict… August 14th-20th, 2010


  • The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural

    resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous

  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...


  • The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has recently launched its Multidimensional

    Poverty Index (MPI),
    a new way to measure poverty in the world. The MPI expands on the previous Human Development Index (HDI) and includes 10 indicators of health (child mortality and nutrition), education (years of schooling and child enrollment) and standard of…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 6, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Weak State: Foreigners Disobeying the Laws of Nepal

:With special reference to Labour and Immigration Laws of Nepal

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Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on August 1, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

This week in conflict...

I decided to start a new type of post on a Peace of Conflict reviewing conflict situations in the world on a somewhat weekly basis. I figured, I read this stuff every week anyway-- I might as well share it with readers in condensed form.

Here's some of what's happening in the world of conflict this week:


  • The UN General Assembly voted to recognize the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation in a…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on July 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Gender, Peace and Security 2010

Recently I got a chance of attending a conference, 'Gender, Peace and Security 2010'. The conference was held in Munich, Germany from 9th-10th July. There were women from different countries and different areas and their focus of work was on the issues and problems associated with peace and security and how all this affect women. How they are being victimized and abused during war and conflicts. The focus was also on United Nations Security Council resolution 1325...what this resolution is… Continue

Added by Dr. Najma Sadiq on July 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

UNMIN's Reintegration Plan is Under Fire in Nepal

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Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on July 10, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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