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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 >>

Rabindranath Tagore: The Call of the Real

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:47 am | Rene Wadlow

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves ... More >>

Sigmund Freud: A Sense of Mission in Troubled Times

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:44 am | Rene Wadlow

It is then, a commonplace that the psychoanalyst must be aware of the historical determinants of what made him what he is before he can hope to perfect that human gift: the ability to understand that which is different from him.” Erik Erikson ... More >>

A Federal Syria: Kurdish Initiatives

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 12:25 pm | Rene Wadlow

Map showing the locations of three Syrian cantons: Jazira, Kobani and Afrin (Image by user PANONIAN on wikimedia commons) More >>

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:44 am | Rene Wadlow

The Association of World Citizens, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, cooperates fully with the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which takes place February 1-7. The UN General Assembly designates the first ... More >>

Day for developing awareness of human trafficking

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 1:10 pm | Rene Wadlow

11 January has been designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to develop awareness of human trafficking. Awareness has been growing, but effective remedies are slow and uncoordinated. Effective remedies are often not accessible to victims of trafficking ... More >>

Khalil Gibran : Spirits Rebellious

Friday, 8 January 2016, 2:26 pm | Rene Wadlow

Khalil Gibran, born 6 January 1883, is one of the most quoted prose poets, especially his 1923 work The Prophet. In The Prophet, we are told that Almustafa, a holy man, has been living in exile, in a city called Orphalese for twelve years. A ship is ... More >>

The Genocide Convention

Friday, 11 December 2015, 4:52 pm | Rene Wadlow

On the anniversary of the 1948 Convention on Genocide, it is imperative to identify a relevant existing body – such as the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – to strengthen in order to be able to deal with the first ... More >>

Paris Attacks: Symbols and Choices

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:49 pm | Rene Wadlow

The Islamic State (ISIS, or Daesh in Arabic) either is using a good public relations firm or has its own agents to choose telling symbols and timing for its actions. Within a short time period, the terrorist teams have destroyed a Russian plane with ... More >>

Velimir Khlebnikov : The Futurian (1895-1922)

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:04 pm | Rene Wadlow

My soul is a seer Who has seen in the skies The constellations beginning to rise. And the thunderstorm fly like a bird. More >>