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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 first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World\'s Indigenous People (1995
 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
 United Nations Public Service DayUnited Nations Public Service Day by The Ovi Team
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Service
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 World Environment DayWorld Environment Day by The Ovi Team
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest
 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
 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
 Eleanor Roosevelt, World CitizenEleanor Roosevelt, World Citizen by Rene Wadlow
 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 Law
 UNESCO foundedUNESCO founded by The Ovi Team
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international co
 U.N. Day: Strengthening and ReformingU.N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming by Rene Wadlow
 Kofi Annan (1938-2018) A way forward for the resolution of armed conflicts through negotiations in good faithKofi Annan (1938-2018) A way forward for the resolution of armed conflicts through negotiations in good faith by Rene Wadlow
 UN General Assembly: Can It Provide The Needed Global Leadership? by Rene Wadlow
 Charisma and Banality: Kofi Annan and the UN by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The United Nations and the International Day of Peace by Rene Wadlow
 UN 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
 Women as Peacemakers : A 31 October Anniversary by Rene Wadlow
 Nuclear-weapon Non-proliferation and Global Order by Rene Wadlow
 A Living thing is born by Rene Wadlow
 Women at the Peace Table by Rene Wadlow
On 31 October 2002, the UN Security Council adopted unanimously Resolution 1325 urging “Member States to ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mecha
 Comprehensive World Food Policy by Rene Wadlow
 Day of Nonviolence: The Wheel of Time by Rene Wadlow
The use of nonviolent action does not mean meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it means the pitting of one\'s whole soul against the will of the tyrant. The nonviolent approach does not immediately chan
 Reforming the United Nations by Christos Mouzeviris
The recent Syria crisis has once again outlined a very important problem, that hinders any quick political or humanitarian response to any crisis in a country in need. The issue is the inability of the United Nations Security Council of reachin
 20 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 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
 World Citizens Call for Renewed Efforts to Resolve Asian Maritime Delimitations Dispute by Rene Wadlow
International Day of the OceansWorld Citizens Call for Renewed Efforts to Resolve Asian Maritime Delimitations Dispute 8 June has been designated by the United Nation
 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.
 Mugabe, 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
 Blood in the Sand: A World Citizen Protest to Repression in Libya by Rene Wadlow
Surely, I saidNow will the poets singBut they have raised no cryI wonder whyCountry Cullen Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its SongWe, citizens of the world, determined to safe
 Peacebuilding: 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 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
 Day for Non-Violence: Middle East Mediation by Rene Wadlow
A new round of Israeli-Palestinian talks has started in Washington, D.C. with US officials playing the thankless role of governmental mediators (or at least the most visible role as mediators). There have also been a series of “Track Two
 Will the UN General Assembly Session Provide Fundamental Change? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
This time of the year, with many world leaders arriving to attend the United Nations General Assembly session, New York City becomes busier than ever. It is difficult to find empty cabs in Manhattan close to the UN building. Security is extra vigi
 But seriously ...how bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
This is definitely the combination of titles I often use for my personal columns including ‘how bizarre’ and ‘but seriously’ because what Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dared say in front of the leaders of this wo
 Hsuan Tsang: Symbol of New UN Decade by Rene Wadlow
God created lands filled with water as a place for man to live; and the desert so that he can discover his soul.Hsuan Tsang (623-664) is the symbol of the new UN Decade of Deserts which has just started.  Hsuan Tsang cros
 The futility of UNSC resolutions by Kourosh Ziabari
Although the United Nations Security Council, which some politicians believe is one of the most undemocratic organizations in the world, voted in favor of a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its uranium enrichment program, the global pub
 World Summit on Food Security: 16-18 November by Rene Wadlow
Citizens of the World welcome the  World Summit on Food Security of 16-18 November 2009 in Rome to address the root causes of the present food crisis and to work for the full implementation of the ‘Human Right to Food’. World citizens
 Some thoughts about UN and Zimbabwe by Thanos Kalamidas
The other day browsing the news I somehow felt how thin is the line that can transform you from somebody seeking for peace and equality to a total war vulture and I have to admit that the thought really scared me and reminded me how many crimes ha
 For Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War by Thanos Kalamidas
Usually as a lot of you have guessed and some know here in Ovi magazine we check the calendar for
 The United Nations as One Mind by Rene Wadlow
Those who observe worl
 Hamid Karzai's democracy by Thanos Kalamidas
This will probably sounds really weird but that the UN-backed Electoral Complains Commission ordered that ballots from 210 polling stations be discounted for me at least it was a sign of …democracy! We like or not we all knew what was goi
 A 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
 The Audacity of Hype? A world without Nuclear weapons by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Last Thursday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S-drafted resolution that did much to place Barack Obama’s views regarding a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ on the table.  Opinions on the calamitous use of
 "Honorable return with UN guarantee" of Rohingya Refugees be included as one of the agendas in the up coming talk between US and Burma by Rohingya Human Rights
The New Age, Dhaka published on 28th September,2009 a news that “Law minister Shafique Ahmed said on Sunday that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had asked for precise details about the Rohingya refugees from the northern Arakan
 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 Hypocrisy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 World Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and
 UN Peacekeeping Forces: Limits and Opportunities by Rene Wadlow
Peacekeeping operations have made the UN visible in many parts of the world, and the “blue helmets” have symbolized the peacemaking and conciliation role of the United Nations. The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the “blue helmets
 Need for Concerted Action: Elimination of Violence Against Women by Rene Wadlow
 Every day is Children's Day... by Asa Butcher
Often as a child I would approach one of my parents and ask, "There's a Father's Day and Mother's Day, so why isn't there a Children's Day?" The stock reply would always, without fail, be "Every day is Childre
 The 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
 The 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 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
 URCE urges UN to secure release of Suu Kyi by Rohingya Human Rights
The secretary general of the Union of Rohingya Communities in Europe(URCE), Hamdan Mg Kyaw Naing has urged the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take personal
 Don'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
 Why the Poor Stay Hungry by Rene Wadlow
As the United Nations Secretary-General said on 29 April 2008 at the end of a high-level meeting of UN Agencies in Bern, Switzerland devoted to the world food crisis “The food crisis threatens to undo all ou
 1969: Earth's Epic Year by Thanos Kalamidas
You could say that 1969 was an epic year for modern human history. By July humanity had conquered space with man landing on the Moon and the Soviet Union sent a space probe to Venus; back on Earth John Lennon, with Yoko Ono, sang “Give peace
 World peace model #2: UN reformWorld peace model #2: UN reform by Joseph Gatt
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,
 Tchad: Veritable Test Pour L'union Europeenne by Europe & Us
On a appris hier que la mission pour le Tchad allait être reportée de quatre semaines à cause des combats à N’Djamena.
 When they were blind by Thanos Kalamidas
Perhaps it is just me, but every time I read a new report about the former General Secretary of the United Nations Kofi Annan I get really angry. In a latest visit to Kenya, the former General Secretary witnessed “gross and systematic abuses
 Take UN military interventions by Rohingya Human Rights
Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon and International Governments, We are writing in order to urge you to take UN military interventions on the situation of human rights and political crisis in Burma, and to implement them immediately. The UNSC must
 Elimination of Violence against Women by Jack Wellman
Violence and abuse affect all kinds of people every day. It doesn't matter what race or culture you come from, how much money you have, how old you are, or if you have a disability. Violence does not discriminate. However, women are victims
 Ki-moon, you failed by Thanos Kalamidas
For nearly a year I have been writing and screaming that when the UN finally arrives in Darfur it will be just too late. Unfortunately a top UN official, using the old 'lack of logistics' excuse, announced that the joint UN-African Union p
 Free Rice by Asa Butcher
Earlier this week I saw a 'Free Rice' headline on the BBC website and my immediate response was how the hell did somebody manage to kidnap the United States' Secretary of State? A few moments later I realis
 Banning dignity by Thanos Kalamidas
I know, I know, I’m going to be my usual cynical self but it was about time for the General Secretary of the United Nations to remember why he’s actually there and move from the fancy New York receptions to Darfur. Really, has anybody
 What's up Mr. Annan? by Thanos Kalamidas
The best way to start this is with a scream! But let me rephrase it: the former General Secretary of the United Nations Kofi Annan warns that the aid targets for Africa “will be missed” unless more is done. This is the part you start s
 Resolution on Burma by Amin George Forji
The USA has introduced a draft resolution before the UN on the crisis in Myanmar, also known as Burma, describing the situation there as deteriorating and a serious risk to regional peace. In the draft resolution, copies of wh
 Robert Mugabe's brutal destiny by Thanos Kalamidas
You don’t need to go far to hear all the horror stories of a terrifying dictatorship. You just have to stop in Johannesburg, the place where most Zimbabwe refugees have fled. Robert Mugabe is Africa’s nightmare and has brought rise to
 Born free by Asa Butcher
It is common knowledge that UN Resolution 55/93 proclaimed December 18th International Migrants Day and we have all been busily planning events to celebrate the aforementioned day, but what exactly is the day supposed to encourage or highlight? Ca
 Darfur does not apply by Amin George Forji
Delegates from the 70-member Executive Committee of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) ended their week-long conference on Friday with deep concern about the ongoing humanitarian crises in Darfur, Sudan, tha
 Latvian President in race for Annan’s Job by Amin George Forji
Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia at a press conference on Saturday announced that she will be running for the post of UN Secretary General, "Upon the invitation of the governments of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, I wish
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