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Myanmar: A Year of Exodus Without a promised Land in Sight

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:29 pm | Rene Wadlow

It is just a year that a report with clear recommendations for positive action on the fate of the Rohingya was presented to the Myanmar government by Kofi Annan. None of the recommendations were put into practice. Rather repression and flight have ... More >>

Freedom From Fear: Still an Unmet Goal

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 6:41 pm | Rene Wadlow

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945) in his January 6, 1941 State of the Union address to Congress presented the “Four Freedoms”, much of the world was at war: German troops were advancing ... More >>

Global Compact for Migration: A Necessary First Step

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:58 am | Rene Wadlow

On 12 July 2018, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration after more than a year of discussions among Member States, non-governmental organizations, academic specialists on migration ... More >>

Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Middle East

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:09 pm | Rene Wadlow

In a 26 June 2018 address to the United Nations Security Council, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General, reviewed the conflict situations in the Middle East - its profound divisions, troubling currents and the tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ... More >>

Korea: a significant summit but many valleys to cross

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:42 am | Rene Wadlow

The summit meeting in Singapore on 12 June of President Donald Trump of the United States and Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was a highly significant meeting, facilitated ... More >>

United Nations: Looking toward 2020

Monday, 4 June 2018, 11:19 am | Rene Wadlow

There are two major issues today that the League of Nations did not have to face. Thus when the League was reincarnated in 1945 as the United Nations, no one considered how to structure appropriate responses. The major political issue today is the disintegration ... More >>

Syria: chemical weapons use, destruction of children

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:15 am | Rene Wadlow

Syria: chemical weapons use, destruction of children, the ethical vacuum. April 08, 2018 By Rene Wadlow At the heart of this growing phenomenon of mass violence and social disintegration is a crisis of values. Perhaps the most fundamental loss a ... More >>

Syria: You Want It Darker

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:31 am | Rene Wadlow

The last of the recording of song/poems of Leonard Cohen before his death is called "You Want it Darker", a reflection on what was once and no longer is. The title song has the repeated line "You want it darker, we kill the flame". ... More >>

Human Rights: Government Failures, NGO Need to Organize!

Monday, 5 March 2018, 12:14 pm | Rene Wadlow

In his final address to the Human Rights Council on 26 February 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein decried the "pernicious use of the veto" by permanent members of the UN Security Council - the USA, Russia, ... More >>

Syria: From A Ceasefire to Comprehensive Negotiations?

Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:49 am | Rene Wadlow

After multiple delays to reach agreement with the Russian ambassador, the U.N. Security Council on Saturday 24 February 2018 adopted a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire "without delay" in Syria. The truce would allow for the delivery of emergency ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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