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Democracy in Globalized World

Democracy in Globalized WorldTony 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.…
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Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?

Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?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. When the foundation was founded in 1994, known then as the William H. Gates Foundation, after Bill Gate’s father, there was little doubt that the charity was going to succeed, because after all, everything associated with Bill Gates – the richest man on the planet – succeeds.…
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Making the Law Work for Everyone

Making the Law Work for EveryoneThe 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. In earlier times, when the struggle merely to survive was paramount for most people, this conclusion seemed reasonable, perhaps even unavoidable.…
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Children in Armed Forces

Conflict Beyond Their Years

Conflict Beyond Their YearsHow 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.…
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The deadline looms for the MDGs target to help impoverished children

UNICEF and MDG’s

UNICEF and MDG'sAre 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. Anthony Lake ‘reassuringly’ pledged on his first day in office to help the world’s children “inherit a better tomorrow”.…
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Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild with Trust

Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild with TrustRethink, 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.

Whether we like it or not, we are all bound on this planet by three main forces: (1) the government, democratically chosen or not; (2) the corporate world run mostly by power, pelf (greed) and an occasional manifestation of what is termed as corporate social responsibility(CSR)  without which we cannot conduct our daily chorus once we get up from bed in the morning; (3) the environment or “nature” whose “dharma” is universal and always loving and caring, but with one simple condition: “we all need to deserve first before we desire”.…
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Davos Videos – Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

Davos Videos - Rethink, Redesign, RebuildThe 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.…
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European Union vs Sri Lanka

European Union vs Sri Lanka

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’?

Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country which, throughout its 2,560 years of documented history, has never waged war against any other country and has never invaded any other country.…
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UNESCO Elections Politics

UNESCO Elections PoliticsThe 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.

Ms. Bokova defeated Mr. Farouk Hosni, Egypt’s minister of culture  whose candidacy for the top UNESCO post was resisted due to allegations of anti-Semitic remarks.…
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