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Rene Wadlow's Blog – August 2009 Archive (4)

Migration: Need for a World Policy

Migration : A World On The Move

Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens

Today, migration policy and legislation is made largely at the national level. Thus, recent news reports from Europe have indicated that one country declared a state of emergency because of the presence of undocumented immigrants in its territorial waters. Another country dispatches asylum seekers to offshore islands in foreign jurisdictions before considering their… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on August 20, 2009 at 3:34am — 1 Comment

Burma after Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

Anything To Keep Aung San Suu Kyi Out of Burma’s Electoral Process

Rene Wadlow*

The Myanmar military dictatorship currently speaks of “Myanmar’s Road to Democracy.” This is not unlike the earlier slogan of General Ne Win and his Burma Socialist Programme Party’s “Burmese Road to Socialism.” That Road led a relatively prosperous, rice-exporting country to one that is on the UN’s list of the 50 most underdeveloped countries and a net rice importer. The most recent sign post of… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on August 12, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

9 Aug. International Day of Indigenous Peoples

The Day of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Rene Wadlow*

While both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is man’s vocation. This vocation is constantly negated. It is thewarted by injustice, exploitation, oppression, and the violence of the oppressors; it is affirmed by the yearning of the oppressed for freedom and justice, and by their struggle to recover their lost humanity. Paulo Freire

The United Nations General Assembly has set 9… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on August 5, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Peacebuilding: Cooperation, Coordination, and Holistic Vision

Peacebuilding : Cooperation, Coordination, and Holistic Vision

Rene Wadlow*

“From the outset of my mandate” said in 1993 then Secretary General of the UN Boutros Boutros-Ghali “I have been convinced that the structure of the Organization must mirror, as closely as possible, the tasks it is assigned to undertake. An institution must reflect

the objectives it pursues…The UN therefore faces the difficult task of relating our aims to our means, of updating and reforming… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on August 1, 2009 at 2:37am — No Comments


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