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Hermann Hesse: Revolt and Enlightenment

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 3:07 pm | Rene Wadlow

Hermann Hessse (1877-1962), whose birth anniversary we mark on 2 July, was born into a German Protestant missionary family which had worked particularly in India. His mother was born in India, and his maternal grandfather had translated Christian ... More >>

SOS: Save our seas - Rene Wadlow

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:36 am | Rene Wadlow

On 5 to 9 June 2017, the United Nations will bring together in New York the representatives of governments, of governmental regional associations such as the Alliance of Small Island States, non-governmental organizations, private corporations, and academic ... More >>

18 May: International Museum Day

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:43 am | Rene Wadlow

18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and history. Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and libraries. Increasingly, ... More >>

Structuring Ukraine’s phantom republics - Rene Wadlow

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3:57 pm | Rene Wadlow

11 May marks the anniversary of the referendum of the citizens in Eastern Ukraine to create the Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in 2014. For the government of Ukraine these are not republics but “occupied territories” – the occupant being Russia. ... More >>

Korea : Challenge and Response - Rene Wadlow

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:31 am | Rene Wadlow

As the professor of economics Milton Friedman wrote “Only a crisis — actual or perceived —produces real change. When the crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: ... More >>

Chemical Weapon Use, Destruction of Children, Ethical Vacuum

Monday, 17 April 2017, 9:24 am | Rene Wadlow

The Association of World Citizens calls for the re-affirmation of humanitarian international law. It is a call to the soldiers and militia members in armed conflicts to refuse orders to violate humanitarian international law by refusing to use weapons outlawed ... More >>

The law of the South China seize - Rene Wadlow

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:21 pm | Rene Wadlow

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying replied on 24 January 2017 to statements of the new US President on US interests in the South China Sea delimitation issues saying “China is firm in safeguarding our rights and interest in the South ... More >>

Gambia: The Cry of the Imburi

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:10 am | Rene Wadlow

Gambia: The Cry of the Imburi by Rene Wadlow 2017-01-21 11:29:42 The Imburi are spirits that are said to inhabit the forests of Gabon in Equatorial Africa and who cry out for those who can hear them at times of impending violence or danger. Today, the ... More >>

Immigration, Detention, Control - Rene Wadlow

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:42 am | Rene Wadlow

By creating special observance days, the United Nations tries to promote international awareness and action on specific issues. Thus 6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation and 20 March is International Day of ... More >>

Palmyra: Renewed dangers - Rene Wadlow

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:28 am | Rene Wadlow

By one of the ironies of military strategy, the Syrian government forces and their Russian allies concentrated on the current battle for Aleppo, leaving the historic city of Palmyra largely unguarded. The Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in Arabic) had ... More >>

Continuing genocidal dangers of the Darfur conflicts

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 3:50 pm | Rene Wadlow

9 December is the anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Genocide Convention is a landmark in the effort to develop a system of universally accepted standards which promote an equitable world ... More >>

Aleppo: Short-term action; reaffirmation of humanitarian law

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:14 pm | Rene Wadlow

Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs describing the ever-more destructive situation in and around Aleppo, Syria, said “The parties to the conflict have shown time and again they are willing to take ... More >>

Many Forms of Violence against Women

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:44 pm | Rene Wadlow

Many Forms of Violence against Women by Rene Wadlow 2016-11-25 12:16:39 stop_en_0030_40025 November is the day designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.” Violence against women is a ... More >>

Turkey: Whom the gods would destroy - Rene Wadlow

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 3:33 pm | Rene Wadlow

The Greek gods have been working overtime since 15 July 2016 and the failed military coup in Turkey. It must be admitted that the gods of Olympus have never fully admitted that areas once part of Greek civilization have been overrun by Turks. Thus the Greek ... More >>

World Food Day: A Focus on Food Security in Yemen

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 4:00 pm | Rene Wadlow

16 October is World Food Day, so designated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization – a yearly reminder that there are people who are constantly hungry due to inadequate agricultural methods, poor distribution, poor food storage, and ... More >>

Abolition of the Death Penalty

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 2:02 pm | Rene Wadlow

October 10 is the International Day Against the Death Penalty, set by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Since the end of World War II, there has been a gradual abolition of the death penalty with the rather obvious recognition that death is ... More >>

World Policy for Migrants And Refugees

Friday, 7 October 2016, 1:36 pm | Rene Wadlow

«There is no doubt that Mankind is once more on the move. The very foundations have been shaken and loosened, and things are again fluid. The tents have been struck, and the great caravan of Humanity is once more on the march.» Jan Christian Smuts ... More >>

Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Cry of the Imburi

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 11:24 am | Rene Wadlow

The 12 June 2016 exchange of artillery fire along the heavily militarized frontier between Ethiopia and Eritrea could be just one of the periodic skirmishes between the two States. However, it could be the first signs of a flare up of violence. There ... More >>

Desperate violations of humanitarian law

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 10:42 am | Rene Wadlow

In simultaneous, if not necessary coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daech in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which ... More >>

World Humanitarian Summit: On the front lines for action

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 11:10 am | Rene Wadlow

The World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations will open on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the conference in the words of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon is to see what should be done “to end conflict, alleviate suffering ... More >>



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