All Blog Posts Tagged 'Union' (28)

E.MA European Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 2016/2017 Applications Open

Admissions to the 2016/2017 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) are open until the 15th March 2016. E.MA was created thanks to the support of  EIUC and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union.


E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the…


Added by EIUC - Human Rights on December 10, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Knesset 2015: Forecast

1425070416233 On 17th March will Israel have voting for new Knesset and it seems to be creating very interesting scenarios for future.  Last polls show that now there is a real possibility to replace PM Netanyahu with centre-left option.  Centre-right Likud is losing elections to Zionist Union which is a new combination of Isaac Herzog's Labor party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.  When PM Netanyahu made decision about early elections he or most analysts hardly were supposing so big change.  It…


Added by Ari Rusila on March 15, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Obama Calls for “Opportunity for All”: 8 Policies to Make It Happen


Sarah van Gelder

As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.

This is a move in the right direction, albeit a small one. For years, the budget deficit—not the well-being of working Americans—has dominated political discussion.

But bolder solutions are called…


Added by Dowser on February 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Peace

Loud voices are claiming that peace is impossible, that peace agreements don’t last, and that there will always be…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 29, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

The African Criminal Court: An African Solution for African Problems?

At the African Union (AU) Summit meeting in July the African Heads of State are expected to finalize and adopt the creation of the African Criminal Court. The creation of a regional criminal court is unprecedented and may come into conflict with the existing International Criminal Court (ICC), but the question is: is an African own justice process, outside the hand of “western” influences, what is needed to foster security and peace on the Continent?


The African Court of…


Added by Jolene Hansell on July 8, 2013 at 9:41am — 3 Comments

Call for Abstracts- Women Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa International Conference: deadline 31st May 2013

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) and its partners are convening the inaugural Women

Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa International Conference, scheduled to be held in

September 2013.

The conference objectives are:

 To contribute towards the development of a new generation of transformative and

visionary leaders in Africa;

 To appreciate the multifaceted meaning of leadership and the roles and responsibilities

of transformative leaders;

 To…


Added by Nerida Nthamburi on May 20, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

Greece and Our Current Awakening: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas


“A new socioeconomic system could potentially emerge out of this crisis: a model of mutual responsibility and cooperation, stemming from the consciousness that unless we all succeed we have failed.”


Greece has over the last year been in crisis mode. The old balance has been lost and the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on June 11, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... March 3rd-10th, 2012.

  • The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
  • President Lukashenka of Belarus…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... January 25th-February 4th, 2012.

  • The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk.  On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Iran, the EU and what we should have learned by now

New on TFF's new blog...

I'm pleased to alert you to a new comment on what increasingly looks to me as a build-up to yet another terrible unnecessary war. I argue that the Iran issue is not about nuclear weapons, that is only stage-setting. There is a larger drama in the theatre that is about to take fire - and it is the giant global change of forces and the…


Added by Jan Oberg on February 2, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... January 23rd-31st, 2012.

  • The African Union summit in Addis Ababa ended in deadlock after the group failed to chose a new chairman for the executive commission. A new election was then scheduled to be held in June or July, though they managed to elect President Boni Yayi of Benin as the new…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Delights of the Green Isle

Hello readers! I returned from Ireland in the beginning of July and have been bursting with stories to tell. Here are a few highlights of the wonderful people I was able to connect with in Ireland, all due to this amazing tool we call the internet.

Alessandra Pigni, Founder of Mindfulness for NGOs…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on July 26, 2011 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

An aid worker's poetic journey

It’s going to be a surreal moment.

From what I understand, there’s a composer, a bridge, 600 singing schoolchildren, a Nobel Laureate, and one righteous celebration. The new Peace…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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 State of the Union: How do Obama's comments relate to global peacefulness?

This week, US President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address, delivering both his outlook on America’s current state and his plan for the rest of his term. Throughout the speech, Obama mentioned a number of countries, both as friends to and competitors of the United States. But while they may be economically competitive, how peaceful are they?


Here’s a breakdown of some of the…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 23rd-29th, 2010.


  • Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 16th-22nd, 2010.


  • Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 11, 2010 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang gabi! Good evening!…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 27, 2010 at 11:19pm — No Comments

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