From the Dairies of UN Retirees (1/3 Lump Sum Recipients) Common Cause Appeal # UNAT 2009-001.
“Change direction with understanding of (human) evolution here and now, lest you may end up where you started and going nowhere.” Lao To.… Read this Post
Trans-national businesses (TNs) have the opportunity to contribute directly to specific national development goals, in the short term and achieving targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the medium to long terms.… Read this Post
This is a statment signed by over 130 Iranian writers, actors, painters, radio and TV artists:
The world has witnessed unprecedented violence and suppression against our peaceful, calm and smart people whose mere request is the right to choose their politicians, freedom, justice, free press and true democracy.… Read this Post
فلسطين هى قضية العرب المحورية، هى قضية حق وشرعية وعدل وأمن وأرض وسلام وهى كذلك قضية تنمية إقتصادية وإجتماعية فى المنطقة العربية، فمراجعة للستين عام الماضية تبين أنه لولا حالة الضعف والتفكك والتأخر عن ركب التقدم العلمى لما وصلنا إلى الوضع الراهن الحزين فى فلسطين، إن التقدم الإقتصادى والإجتماعى والثقافى والعلمى والتكنولوجى من أهم محاور التعامل فى قضية فلسطين مع عالم يستجيب إلى منطق القوة ولا يعبأ بقوة المنطق ولا شرعية الحق.… 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
Calling for UN Immediate Relief and Recovery for Haiti.
What is there to say about this tragedy? What to do? How to get there? As a Caribbean national having grown up in New York, I have always been around Haitians; they were my next door neighbors, renting from the old Jewish lady with mezuzahs on her doorways, as existed on my home.… Read this Post
In Trinidad, 2009, two books were written regarding a nascent activist movement against the plan of the government for smelter in southern lands, untouched forest since the time of Columbus. Both books were written by men, activists in this Anti-Smelter movement.… Read this Post
Shift UN Resources and Access to Women & Grassroots.
Searching for proof or agreement to my belief, by suggested answers on the Internet, I posed the question: “is there a need for UN Reform where the UN supports individual and grassroots level action and activism?” A document on Guidelines for Women’s Empowerment pops up as first of results.… Read this Post