Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
Dr. Rashila Ramali made a presentation at the Asian Pacific Women's Watch parallel event on the situation of women in Acheh. She analyzed the use of international instruments by the government of Acheh after the independence from Indonesia in 1945 to the armed conflict from 1889-1998 and to the Tsunami of 2004.
One of the most interesting facts was to learn that there are different dotted colored rooftops of the houses depending who came to help rebuild. There is no one organized agency in control. NGOs go into the country and deliver aid where they see a need by ...
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President Obama and other world leaders are in town this week for the 67th United Nations General Assembly. I had the opportunity to join the President and others in the opening of the General Debate this morning. Below is President Obama's speech.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly
United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York
10:22 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.
In New York on August 20? Come and hear Herman Kumara speak about working for justice in Sri Lanka.
Seeking Justice in Sri Lanka
Director of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement
Brown Bag Lunch
Monday, August 20
12:00 – 1:30
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Conference Room
777 United Nations Plaza 7th Floor
Herman Kumara is the Director of NAFSO (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement), a fisher people's movement in Sri Lanka. NAFSO organizes fisher people to lobby the government to defend their rights and to bring good environmental practices in coastal areas. Herman is also ...
The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development wraps up today. Here's what it has been about:
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
And here are some sources of information: