The following news was recently brought to our attention by GPPAC's UN Liaison in New York: UN Rapporteur Kiai Blasts Multilateral Organizations 30 OCTOBER 2014 United Nations human rights Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai on Oct. 28 issued a report calling on multilateral organizations to be more transparent and inclusive. “The Special Rapporteur... Read More About Lack of transparency of multilateral organisations »
On 23 June, I was invited to participate as a discussant in the panel at the Netherlands launch of the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2014. The GPI is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations' and regions' peacefulness. It is the product of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from... Read More About Comments on the Global Peace Index 2014 »
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a seminar on “Advancing Inclusivity: Broadening and deepening participation in peacebuilding”, convened by the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation (DHF) in Uppsala, Sweden. The purpose of the event was to “identify key challenges and obstacles to genuinely inclusive peacebuilding processes, in particular with regard to support provided by... Read More About Inclusive peacebuilding - challenges and lessons of a global network »
In the past week, the BBC has been broadcasting a radio documentary on Nigeria's growing economy. The programme is presented by Jim O'Neill, the economist widely known for coining the term BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) a decade ago, and who has now come up with the new acronym MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey). The programme is part of a series called "MINTS- the Next Economic... Read More About Rants about an economy broadcast - and the conflict perspective »
Posted on behalf of Gus Miclat, GPPAC Southeast Asia regional representative and director of Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), based in Mindanao, the Philippines. Dear Partners and friends of IID, We are all painfully aware of the absolute tragedy that has befallen the islands in the Visayas, Philippines, last November 8, 2013. This may be the... Read More About Call for support of Yolanda (Haiyan) typhoon victims in the Philippines »
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