The Scarf Culturalist

The Scarf Culturalist. In vain have I tried to make sense of the paradoxes that surround me.  A courteous smile with a tint of dislike, a genial greeting with a sense of resentment, and a friendly look with a hint of anxiety. I am puzzled by this paradox, but I am more puzzled by the fact that I am its instigator. Is it my head covering, or my code switching? I definitely don’t have an accent and this hesitation is incomprehensible. One day I was walking my dog and a…

Globalization: Ideological Construction or Evident Reality

Is globalization actually happening? Globalization: Ideological Construction or Evident Reality? No sooner has academician and local commentators seem to argue that globalization was changing everything in today’s world, that it became fashionable to proclaim the ‘end of globalization’ or the ’death of globalization’ post 9/11. However, this debate about globalization remains quite unfathomable and hence above questions unanswered. Globalization, as argued, is a slippery and dangerous yet most important buzzword of our times. It is slippery because it can have multiple meanings and can be used in multiple ways. It…

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USA and ISIS: What Next?

As the U.S counter-strikes garners greater momentum, ISIS has begun training its militants to fly war planes, considered a major leap forward in combating the U.S forces. The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS to be in possession of three warplanes in Northern Syria. More than over a month since Obama went vocal with his aim to "degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS", the ground situations has worsened, with every passing day drudging even deeper into oblivion. At the base of it, the problem lies not in the…

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ILO Freedom of Association

Core International Labour Organization Convention on the “Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise” 1948 (No. 87) - The Stand of the Government of India and Arguments in favour of its Ratification. Introduction: International Labour Organization (ILO) The International Labour Organization has its origins at the end of the First World War, in 1919 (as part of the Treaty of Versailles) to ensure social justice. It is a unique tripartite system of organization, bringing together governments, employers and workers in its executive bodies. The constitution of the…

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Soft Leadership and Youth for Peace and Prosperity

"We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." William Arthur Ward. Leadership is a widely talked about subject internationally. It gives lots of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration to many readers. However, it is highly challenging to practice it. Anybody can talk about leadership from outside but to get into leadership role and walk the talk is easier said than done. It is…

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Build Leadership for Women Leaders

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt. International Women's Day is observed on March 8 every year. I would like to write a few words on building women leaders as a mark of respect to women. Although leadership is not gender specific, we find a very few women leaders globally due to cultural, religious, social and other factors including glass ceiling. The good news is that currently women are kicking the glass ceiling and…

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Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa

“It would not be right to compare me to Gandhi. None of us could equal his dedication or his humility. He showed us it’s necessary to brave imprisonment if truth and justice were to triumph over evil.” Nelson Mandela. With the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, the world has lost one of the towering personalities of the 20th century. He is known to the world not as a black leader but as a global leader who made a significant difference to the world with his convictions to…

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Volunteer to Make a Difference

“One person can make a difference. In fact, it's not only possible for one person to make a difference, it's essential that one person makes a difference. And believe it or not, that person is you.” Bob Riley. The United Nations observes International Volunteer Day on December 5, 2013. It is the time for us to think about volunteerism and nonprofits to make a difference to the world. There are many people who are born and dead everyday but we remember great leaders like Florence Nightingale, Frances Hesselbein, and Mother…

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An Honor to be a Woman in India

“The man, who was born to a woman and doesn’t respect a woman, has no right to live in this world.” – Prof. M.S.Rao. Dear leaders, It is an honor to share some thoughts on women who constitute approximately half of the Indian population. You are the force behind India! You are the power of India! You are the real leaders of this great country! Several revolutions are successful with your active support. You have transformed the Indian society amazingly by working from behind scenes. Because you think what is…

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Triumph of Falsehood

I have to admit that in spite of many attempts, I failed to transmit my last message of 02 Oct. 2013 to Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General, due to the violent confrontation of those around him who barred its arrival to him. Human life has totally changed; today group of mighty are controlling the world, crushing the vulnerable, indifferent without conscience and with no mercy, undermine the rules to fit their personal interests. Unfortunately, the law of jungle is realistic and has embarked on implementing it on the…

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Gossip Reporter’s Death Haunts Chinese Media

BEIJING: On a balmy spring day in the capital city of China, a China Radio International (CRI) employee had discovered a dead corpse lying beside the radio station’s apartment complex. Yan Yinan, co-host of the gossip talk-radio program, China Drive, had died in an apparent suicide. It occurred on a Good Friday, which is three days before Christians celebrate Easter. Suicides in the Asia-Pacific region are not rare, especially for people aged in their 20's and 30's, when some feel as if their personal lives and careers have reached a…

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UN Legal Procedures and UN Secretary General

Piraeus, October 02, 2013 His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon The Secretary General of the United Nations Due to ignor my previous letters and deliberately prevented it to reach Mr. Ban Ki-moon. Just to give this message a greater chance and draw the attention of the Secretary-General, after faxing it, I was compelled to use other mean for my message to reach him directly. Sir, allow me to express my congratulations for your speech of September 24, 2013 “UN chief urges world leaders to answer demands of their people for dignity,…

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Reconsideration of Trial

In the attempts of restoring my innocence, this is my message sent to the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon asking his assistance for the reconsideration of my trial with UNAT orally and publicly:   His Excellency UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon Reference is made to my previous messages to you and to the UNAT Judges, I am sure that it was ignored and disregarded because as a normal person I am not entitled to contact the Secretary-General directly I should be at his level to communicate with him while…

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Monopoly Game

As the Arab Awakening unfolds, Egypt is going through a transitional state, fighting for democracy and searching for its new identity. A Monopoly Game of a political nature recently emerged in the blustering political arena. A game oddly played by five disparate bickering forces, yet they were the only forces to be involved and affirmed an active role. Washington, Qatar, Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the mainstream media, five pivotal entities guided by their own interests, they gained an exclusive monopoly privilege and dictated their political agenda over Egypt.…

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Absence of Impartiality in UN Internal Justice

This is a copy of my messages sent to the SG and UNAT Judges which –for sure– was either classified or sent to the shredders (as usual). In order to avoid embarrassment the UNAT Judges keep dismissing and ignoring my submitted requests containing justifications and proves that refutes my fabricated charges in order not to admit that their initial decision was wrongly made, also to avoid involving the person(s) who forces them to violate their own statute and rules of procedures to take such wrong decision destroying the career and…

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Fox News Says The Truth

Americans will always be great people as long as there are millions of conscientious humans as this great Judge Jeanine Pirro. God Bless you Judge. God Bless Americans who still hold the great ethics of Roosevelt and Lincoln which really built today's Great America. Dear Judge Jeanine: Please teach that Kid Obama the meaning of terrorism. Thanks to Ibrahim Isa for discovering this important video. Mohamed Nabil Gamie Professor Alexandria University Copyright © 2013 • UN Post • All Rights Reserved