Tony Blair, former British PM, in his memoir “The Journey” Sept 2010, said: “My conclusion, strangely, is not that the power of politics is needed to liberate the people; but that the power of people is needed to liberate the politics.”
The debate on the growth of democracy in the context of globalization has been in vogue for over a decade now.… Read this Post
“Don’t just go for safe projects, take on the really tough problems”, were the words of advice, Warren Buffet, co-trustee of the Gates Foundation, gave to Bill Gates about philanthropy.… Read this Post
The specter of poverty, and the resultant suffering from want and fear, have been realities for so long that poverty is often deemed to be a natural and inevitable part of the human condition.… Read this Post
How more could be done to prevent children in armed forces?
Children remain children until they reach the age of 18 and because of spending an insufficient amount of years on the planet they are unable to make maturely responsible decisions, especially the one’s which may involve risk or potentially harming themselves and others.… Read this Post
Are UNICEF and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) on target for providing a better future for children?
Assuming the post of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sixth Executive Director on 1 May 2010, Mr.… Read this Post
Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild with Trust; a new world order.
“Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man , and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him.” Mahatma Gandhi.… Read this Post
The theme of the Davos meeting this year was “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild”. How timely for the economic and financial domains, considering the recent melt down of the global financial systems and the ensuing ripple effects on many industries and businesses; even more timely for the social, cultural and moral domains considering the break down of values, the absence of justice, freedom, security and democracy in many corners of our planet.… Read this Post
The international community of white, christian, western nations falsely accused Sri Lanka of ‘War Crimes’ and ‘Human Rights violations’!
1. So, hasn’t Sri Lanka committed any ‘War Crimes’ and ‘Human Rights Violations’?… Read this Post
The UN Post participated today in Al Jazeera English program Inside Story discussing the UNESCO elections of its new leader, Ms. Irina Bokova, the former foreign minister of Bulgaria, after five rounds of voting.… Read this Post