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 International Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People by The Ovi Team
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was firs
 International Day in Support of Victims of TortureInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture by The Ovi Team
\"Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth. [...] By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal dete
 World Environment DayWorld Environment Day by The Ovi Team
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
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 International Day of United Nations PeacekeepersInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers by The Ovi Team
29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day has two purposes: to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;  and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have se
 The United Nations and the International Day of PeaceThe United Nations and the International Day of Peace by Rene Wadlow
 UN Peacekeepers : The Limits and Opportunities for Creative ActionUN Peacekeepers : The Limits and Opportunities for Creative Action by Rene Wadlow
29 May has been set by the U.N. General Assembly as U.N. Peacekeepers day to pay tribute to all the
 A Living thing is bornA Living thing is born by Rene Wadlow
 20 Years of Human Rights Progress; Yet a Long Road Ahead20 Years of Human Rights Progress; Yet a Long Road Ahead by Rene Wadlow
The UN-sponsored World Conference on Human Rights was held in Vienna 14-25 June 1993, with the mandate to look at how well human rights are protected and promoted at the national, regional and world level.  Basic que
 UN Consultative-status NGOs and Track II EffortsUN Consultative-status NGOs and Track II Efforts by Rene Wadlow
“Only the bridge of Beauty will be strong enough for crossing from the bank of darkness to the side of light”. Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) There is a growing interest in the role of non-governmental organiz
 Protecting Women Migrants: Finding the BalanceProtecting Women Migrants: Finding the Balance by Rene Wadlow
The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day to mark the date in 1990 when the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
 International Day of CooperativesInternational Day of Cooperatives by The Ovi Team
\"The global financial and economic crisis has also demonstrated the resilience of alternative financial institutions such as cooperative [...] I encourage all stakeholders to continue building awareness and pursuing policies to strengthen cooperat
 Mugabe, the cannibal genocide responsible representing UNMugabe, the cannibal genocide responsible representing UN by Thanos Kalamidas
Just imagine the United Nations in a special celebration announcing that Joseph Stalin was going to be appointed as representative of the organization to promote tourism! You think I’m joking? Well the only part I’m joking is the part
 Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948 by Rene Wadlow
An Unused but not Forgotten Standard of World LawGenocide is the most extreme consequence of racial discrimination and ethnic hatred. Genocide has as its aim the destruction, wholly or in part, of a national, ethnic, racial or r
 Peacebuilding: A Focus for UN DayPeacebuilding: A Focus for UN Day by Rene Wadlow
As we mark UN Day this 24 October, we are reminded that the United Nations remains the only universally representative and comprehensively empowered body the world has to deal with threats to international peace and security. As Brian Urquart, one
 For Those on the Pay-roll of DeathFor Those on the Pay-roll of Death by Rene Wadlow
"I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I am not on his pay-roll. I will not tell him the whereabouts of my friends nor of my enemies either" Edna St Vincent Millay 10 October is the International Day Aga
 World Day of Social Justice: A Sense of DirectionWorld Day of Social Justice: A Sense of Direction by Rene Wadlow
On a proposal of the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstzan, the United Nations General Assembly has set 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice. It was observed for the first time in 2009, but is not widely known.  As with other UN-designated
 Copenhagen report IICopenhagen report II by Euro Reporter
Nations' fury over leaked climate textA leaked document known as the "Danish text" has driven an even deeper wedge between rich and poor countries embroiled in U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. The document, subt
 A Citizens' of the World FocusA Citizens' of the World Focus by Rene Wadlow
16 October is the UN-designated World Food Day, the date chosen being the anniversary of the creation of the FAO in 1945 with the aim, as stated in its Constitution of “contributing towards an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity
 Nonviolent Action: Can There Be A Second Act?Nonviolent Action: Can There Be A Second Act? by Rene Wadlow
We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence.  But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of non-violence.  M.K. Gandhi
 All the Fuss around Col. Gaddafi's Anticipated Visit to the UN General Assembly Shows Blatant HypocrisyAll the Fuss around Col. Gaddafi's Anticipated Visit to the UN General Assembly Shows Blatant Hypocrisy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The Day of Indigenous and Tribal PeoplesThe Day of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples by Rene Wadlow
While both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is man’s vocation.  This vocation is constantly negated.  It is thwarted by injustice, exploitation, oppression, and the violence of the oppressors; it is
 International Museum Day - Dusting Off the 1954 Hague ConventionInternational Museum Day - Dusting Off the 1954 Hague Convention by Rene Wadlow
18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture and history.  Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and li
 A conference to boycottA conference to boycott by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was USA and then it was Australia to be followed by Germany more queuing to reject the invitation to participate in the UN anti-racism conference and you would expect especially with Barrack Obama United States to be the first
 Secret UN-NATO Cooperation DeclarationSecret UN-NATO Cooperation Declaration by Newropeans-Magazine
The United Nations considers it secret and, thus, hasn’t published it on its homepage; NATO is pleased to give you a copy upon request; NATO governments know about it; Western mainstream media have hardly mentioned it: t
 Human Rights in Larger FreedomHuman Rights in Larger Freedom by Rene Wadlow
 But seriouslyBut seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
There is a saying, that all the bad things hit the poor people at the same time; I have the feeling that something like that applies to Zimbabwe. The UN talk about a cholera outbreak and the number of the dead is nearly 500 with nearly 12,000 case
 International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery by Alexandra Pereira
 “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
 DR Congo and Ban Ki-moonDR Congo and Ban Ki-moon by Thanos Kalamidas
Barack Obama is the new president of the USA but the world didn’t change from one day to the other and the crisis in DR Congo lands us to the land of misery, war and death. The African leaders are numb from the events and keep asking from Ba
 The United Nations: Challenges and LeadershipThe United Nations: Challenges and Leadership by Rene Wadlow
To dream of vast horizons of the SoulThrough dreams made whole,Unfettered, free — help me!Help me make our world anew.- Langston Hughes
 Kids are dying in ZimbabweKids are dying in Zimbabwe by Thanos Kalamidas
Waiting for the results of the debate between Palin and Biden and while stock markets all around the world still tremble with a lot of catastropholists describing the last days of capitalism, there is one country that has doomed their financial sy
 Non-violence: In Tune With The InfiniteNon-violence: In Tune With The Infinite by Rene Wadlow
 Coming in From the Cold: UN Membership Needed for the Phantom RepublicsComing in From the Cold: UN Membership Needed for the Phantom Republics by Rene Wadlow
"The Phantom Republics" has been the name given to the states demanding the status of independence after the break up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union: Abkhazia, Chechenya, Kosovo, Nagrono-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistra. The c
 The challengeThe challenge by Thanos Kalamidas
Living in the EU I have seen refugees for decades coming not only for a better future but for the simple reason to save their and their children's lives and the bitter truth is that in the beginning of the twenty-first century the refugee real
 Let My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child LabourLet My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour by Rene Wadlow
June 12 is a red letter day on the UN agenda of events as the World Day Against Child Labour. It marks the June arrival in 1998 of hundreds of children in Geneva, part of the Global March against Child Labour that had crossed 100 countries to pre
 Don't let it beDon't let it be by Thanos Kalamidas
Kids live their darkest times, not that they ever lived any better times since they have been the victims all through human history, but what they have to deal with today in the beginning of the 21st century with all this social and scientific adv
 A psycho killer called MugabeA psycho killer called Mugabe by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the news I was wondering how many graves the people of Zimbabwe will find after Mugabe’s regime ends. I was wondering how many mothers cry this very minute for their missing sons and daughters and how many kids grieve for their paren
 The Failure of Gambari Mission in BurmaThe Failure of Gambari Mission in Burma by Rohingya Human Rights
Turning a deaf ear to international outcries, Burma's military rulers are going to perpetuate military domination in running the state forever through unilaterally holding a referendum on May 10.2008 on a pro-military
 Death screaming in DarfurDeath screaming in Darfur by Thanos Kalamidas
This week seven trucks with food on their way for the refugees in the camps of Darfur were stolen and their drivers were abducted. The UN’s World Food Programme announced that less than 50% of the deliveries actually reach the camps and the
 World peace model #2: UN reformWorld peace model #2: UN reform by William Edo
The UN was created in 1945 to promote world peace through mutual cooperation. If Pax UN is to be achieved, the UN should change its form of governance, and be transformed into a more democratic body.In a July 2007 estimate,
 The Gambari Mission: A Failed Bid?The Gambari Mission: A Failed Bid? by Rohingya Human Rights
The UN which is believed to be the last resort of hope for the hopeless people, has appointed Mr Ibrahim Gambari, a Nigerian Diplomat on a mission to bring peace trough restoration of democracy and human rights in Burma, a country which has been g
 The Struggle of the Sahrawi PeopleThe Struggle of the Sahrawi People by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Ladies and Gentlemen: My message for all of you is the same as the one for Mr. John Sweeney, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: Please, spread all over the worl
 Human Rights Day and NGO ActionHuman Rights Day and NGO Action by Rene Wadlow
The United Nations \" spells — and it ought to spell — the end of the system of unilateral action, exclusive alliances, and spheres of influence, and the balances of power and all the other expedients which have been tried for centu
 Universal Declaration of Human RightsUniversal Declaration of Human Rights by The Ovi Team
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which became an advisory declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. It consists
 Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonDear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by Rohingya Human Rights
Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Members of the United Nations, As you are well aware, the country Burma is presently in the midst of a severe political and humanitarian crisis that desperately needs immediate international atte
 World Food Day: Political Ecology is still neededWorld Food Day: Political Ecology is still needed by Rene Wadlow
16 October is the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Day — a yearly reminder that there are people who are constantly hungry due to poor agricultural methods, inadequate distribution
 Desert, Athens!Desert, Athens! by Thanos Kalamidas
People often ask me if I miss Greece and how could I ever leave a country with sunshine throughout the year and temperatures well above 15 degrees, to come and live in a country that is dark, with snow, short summers and dark winters. Usually I es
 Never againNever again by Thanos Kalamidas
It is over twenty years since I went there and I feel so embarrassed thinking about it. I feel embarrassed because I am a human, a member of the human race, the very same race with those who build that place. It is o
 Darfur is first priorityDarfur is first priority by Amin George Forji
In accordance with the established tradition of the UN, the body’s new UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon officially started his tenure on January 1st, 24-hours after his predecessor, Kofi Annan, stepped down. Since New Year’s Day is a U
 Adieu Kofi AnnanAdieu Kofi Annan by Amin George Forji
As the New Year begins, so does a new era for the world’s governing body, the United Nations Organization (UNO). Kofi Annan has stepped down and has been succeeded by South Korean diplomat Ban Ki-moon as the new world’s top administrat
 An expected apologyAn expected apology by Thanos Kalamidas
UN General Secretary Mr. Kofi Annan gave his final and goodbye speech at the library of the late US president Harry Truman in Independence, Missouri, talking about the needs of the UN and often pointing at the US and their responsibilities. South
 The disabled realityThe disabled reality by Thanos Kalamidas
It is a really long time since I saw a film that I value a lot and was one of the first movies that I bought on VHS. It is a very dark film that often crosses the line of a dramatic biography to a nightmarish and oft
 Pocket moneyPocket money by Asa Butcher
A common question that children ask their parents is, "There's a Fathers' Day and a Mothers' Day - when is Children's Day?" The parent's stock reply is, "Everyday is Children's
 The wounded UNThe wounded UN by Thanos Kalamidas
While trying to think about what to write for United Nations Day, my mind kept going back to the speech made by General Secretary Kofi Annan for the Security Council when talking about the invasion of Lebanon by Israel. In his speech, the G.S. acc
 Cross-examining World Food DayCross-examining World Food Day by Amin George Forji
The day has been commemorated since 1945, when it was first instituted by the FAO. The day is purported to have as its goal, the raising of awareness of the stakes of poverty and hunger. It is not a day to ration foo
 
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