All Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (125)

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 http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/10/02/this-week-in-conflict-september-25th-october-1st-2010/.


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 http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/09/25/this-week-in-conflict-september-17th-24th-2010/.

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

World

  • 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…
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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…

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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:
http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/08/29/this-week-in-conflict-august-21st-27th-2010/

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

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

World

  • 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

    year.
  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...

World

  • 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…
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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

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black"">By Krishna Hari Pushkar…



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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:



World

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

Reintegration of Former Combatants

By Krishnahari Pushkar



The reintegration issue of ex-Maoist combatants has become one of the most confrontational issues of the ongoing Nepal peace

process.…



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Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on June 24, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments

What to do about blood minerals in the DR Congo.

I have may have spoken too hastily in the past regarding conflict resources in the DR Congo. My rage at the inherent abuse led me to think that boycotting and protesting companies was perhaps the best way to go. I realize now, that I was wrong. This is the wrong approach.



Over the past six years, I have delved into this subject more than any other and have even gone so far as to ban all products for my personal use if I didn't know EXACTLY where they came from and what…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Freedom Flotilla and Israeli rights of self-defense

So, in the past I have neglected to write directly on Israeli/Palestinian issues because of the overwhelming hatred and backlash that seems to follow anything that is written on the subject and the claims of bias, antisemitism, brainwashing or worse. I feel now, however, that I should write something, since the "facts" I keep reading are often ludicrous and so shrouded in propaganda that I'm frustrated beyond belief and…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 2, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Guide to NPT Review Conference

Tad Daley

Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

(Piscataway,NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010, 297pp.)



With the start on 3 May 2010 of the month-long Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the United Nations in New York, this book by Tad Daley deals in a clear and lively way with the abolition of all nuclear weapons and the role that the NPT may play. As Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the UN… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on May 1, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Invite to Participate in the UN Peace Day Global Broadcast

Individuals or organizations with peace or sustainability related content, or having an event during the Peace Day week (September 17th -21st) are invited to be included in the 2010



Building on the success of the first ever “Peace Day Global Broadcast” in 2009, viewed by millions of people around the world, we are happy to announce the 2010 "Peace Day Global Broadcast ~…
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Added by PeaceDay TV on April 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Part I: Summary of Human Rights Watch- World Report 2010

Human Rights Watch recently released their latest Human Rights Watch Report for 2010.



As I read through the list of countries profiled in the report, I found myself disappointed that Canada, the UK, Australia or any Western European countries had not made…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The DR Congo, MONUC and Joseph Kabila.

MONUC, the UN's mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will sadly soon be coming near an end, even though the country is arguably home to the most deadly and violent humanitarian crisis the world has ever seen.In December, the UN extended their mission another couple of months until…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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