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Darfur, Action Needed

Darfur : Heavy Storm Warning

Rene Wadlow*

The lives of children and mothers have been placed at high risk by the forced withdrawal of non-governmental organizations (NGO) from Darfur, Sudan. The withdrawal was an act of vengeance on the part of the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir when arrest warrants of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were signed against him. The people who suffer are Sudanese victims of five years of violence in Darfur.… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 21, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Day of the Citizens of the World

The Day of the Citizens of the World

Rene Wadlow*

The passage at midnight between 20 March and 21 March marks the central moment of the Day of the Citizens of the World. It is the start of the Spring Solstice and is celebrated in countries influenced by Persian culture such as Iran, Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics as Navruz (Nawroz), the start of the New Year. It is a period of renewal, of new beginnings, and a time of recognition that… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 15, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Sudan and the ICC

Al-Bashir and the ICC:The Shock of Responsibility

Written by René Wadlow

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

After a thorough examination of the evidence presented by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a panel of three judges has issued an arrest warrant against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan. There are seven charges against al-Bashir including crimes against humanity, murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture,… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 11, 2009 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

8 March: International Day of Women

The Goddess of March

Rene Wadlow *

Be ever watchful, wanderer, for the eyes that gaze into yours at the bend of the road may be those of the goddess herself. Oracle at Delphi

March 8 is the International Day of Women and is placed under the sign of the goddess of the month of March — Minerva. Minerva derives her name from the Latin mens (mind), and so she has a special relation to teachers and artists, especially players of a flute. Tradition has it that Minerva is a… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 4, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments

Reconciliation: A Policy for the New Age

Reconciliation : A Policy for the New Age

Rene Wadlow

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, by Resolution A/61/L22, the year 2009 as the International Year of Reconciliation. Reconciliation is a process which requires spiritual understanding as it goes beyond the type of pragmatism that rests in the careful calculation of causes and consequences. Reconciliation needs to be seen not only as reconciliation between two persons or groups but as reconciliation for… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on February 27, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Protection of Cultural And Educational Insitutions in Time of Conflict

The text below, which I wrote, was distributed as Written Statement at the 9-12 January Special Session on Gaza of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. I will be taking the issue up soon with UNESCO and pleased to receive support of educational and cultural workers, Best wishes, Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens

Protection of Educational and Cultural Institutions in Time of Conflict

1) There has always been a close relation among… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on January 15, 2009 at 10:46am — 1 Comment


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