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The Remake of a State: Post-conflict Challenges and State Building in Nepal

A book on post-conflict Nepal

Editors: Bishnu Raj Upreti, Sagar Raj Sharma

Kailash Nath Pyakuryal, Safal Ghimire

Pp: 312 (+12) = 324

Subsidised price: NRs 400/-

Cover: Hardbound

Publishers: South Asia Regional Coordination Office of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR North-South) and Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre (HNRSC) of Kathmandu…


Added by Safal Ghimire on July 29, 2010 at 5:02am — No Comments

2010 Yearbook of Peace Processes

This fifth edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes the conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement are analyzed, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalized, are in the exploratory phases, are bearing fruit or, to the contrary, are stalled or enmeshed in crisis. It also analyses certain cases in which the negotiations or explorations are partial, that is, they do not encompass all the armed groups present in the country (as is the case of Afghanistan… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on June 24, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

UN International Year of Youth

In preparation for the International Year of

Youth, the UN system and Member States are currently undertaking a range

of initiatives. The following provides a brief update.


In its resolution 64/134 (December 2009), which proclaimed the year commencing

12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth, the UN…

Added by Saji Prelis on June 2, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

2000 Delegates to Meet and discuss How to create Jobs for the Youth

The 5th Global YES Summit

June 2 – 5, 2010

Leksand, Sweden

Two thousand changemakers are coming to Leksand, Sweden because they don’t just talk a good story, they create them.

Outside the limelight of stalled international negotiations, people are taking up the global

challenges of environment, energy and development. They are shaping new

ways of working together locally and globally. They are…


Added by Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo on May 1, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

Int. Parliamentarians meeting in Bangkok; Youth participation in the democratic process

Source: Indian

Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO)Web:

More than 600 parliamentarians from 124 countries, among them 35 Speakers of Parliament, attending the 122nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) closed their meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on April 1, 2010 by adopting four key resolutions.…

Added by Saji Prelis on April 2, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Reaching the Marginalized: Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2010

Publisher: UNESCO. Year: 2010. Click here to view entire report
Highlights of the EFA Report 2010 Ten years have passed since the international community adopted the six Education for All goals in Dakar in 2000. The record since then has been mixed. While much has been achieved over the past decade, many of the world’s poorest countries are not on track to meet the…

Added by Saji Prelis on March 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Asia-Pacific MDG Progress Under Threat from Global Economic Crisis

ESCAP, ADB and UNDP joint Report calls for strengthening social protection
MANILA (UN ESCAP Information Services) – A joint report by the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns that the global economic crisis could trap an additional 21 million people in the Asia-Pacific region in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty: Asia-Pacific Regional Report 2009/10,…

Added by Saji Prelis on February 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

UNESCO: Education Under Attack 2010

[10 February 2010] - The number of politically and ideologically motivated attacks on teachers, students and school buildings is rising, says the report “Education Under Attack 2010”, launched by UNESCO on 10 February. These attacks are perpetrated by non-state armed groups and state actors alike. “…

Added by Saji Prelis on February 16, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nepal's Maoists Start Discharging Child Soldiers

Nepal's Maoists Start Discharging Child Soldiers

January 12, 2010

Source: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) and OneWorld

SINDHULI, Jan 12 (IRIN) - Looking angry and emotional, 20-year-old former Maoist child soldier Suman Karki shook hands with fellow comrades as he bade farewell to life in one of Nepal's Maoist army camps.

"I don't know what I will do now. My future seems uncertain," Karki told IRIN in the main Maoist army cantonment… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on February 2, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

First Int'l Criminal Trial Focuses on Child Soldiers

First Int'l Criminal Trial Focuses on Child Soldiers

January 29, 2009

Source: OneWorld

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 ( - The International Criminal Court's first trial -- of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dilyo, charged with using child soldiers in northeastern Congo -- is an important step toward establishing responsibility for the use of children in… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on February 2, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

4th Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace, Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a Ministry of Justice and Peace since 14 September 2009. The Summit immediately followed the signature of the President Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize laureat.

See our report from the event.

On Learning Day we gathered youth to discuss peacebuilding and conflict transformation and what is necessary… Continue

Added by Corina Simon on November 19, 2009 at 8:49am — No Comments

Liberia Most Important Resources...... its youthful human capital' />

“My name is Matthew…. I was crawling when my mother died….then at age of seven my father died…. at eight, I became known as small boy soldier.” Handsome and innocent as he could be with a bright shining smile, with his head bow, as he rub feet and hands against each other, Matthew narrated his short life story as an… Continue

Added by Mainlehwon Ebenezer VONHM BENDA on October 27, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Vote for Peace!


Vote for Peace! This is an initiative where your voice can be heard and have a direct impact on policy making at the EU level. There's a continent-wide campaign to promote civil peace services and engage with Members of the European Parliament for them to actively support this practical, realistic and achievable step for peace. Share this with your friends, post it on your Facebook, send it out over e-mail, and take a moment to make a small, easy, and important… Continue

Added by Corina Simon on October 6, 2009 at 8:08am — No Comments

Malawi windmill boy with big fans

Malawi windmill boy with big fans

By Jude Sheerin

BBC News

The extraordinary true story of a Malawian teenager who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk is the subject of a new book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Self-taught William Kamkwamba has been feted by climate change campaigners like Al Gore and business leaders the world over.

His… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on October 2, 2009 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

What will you do to make peace on 21 September?

What will you do to make peace on 21 September?

>> Take action

The story of Peace One Day

Watch the Film

Read the Story

Why One… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on September 21, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

Jerusalem. I am in the city, your wish is my command

I am in Jerusalem, exploring the city, meditating, observing, writing.
will be here till 15/10 ,please let me know if there some places you want me to chek out or people to see and report back.
pic. & poor spelling included:)
all free of charge.

Added by Natasha on September 15, 2009 at 3:45am — No Comments

International Youth Day - SUSTAINABILITY: Our Challenge. Our Future.

International Youth Day - SUSTAINABILITY: Our Challenge. Our Future.

Message from Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director

Posted on: UNFPA website

It is often said that young people are our future. They are our present, too. It is today, and not tomorrow, that we must invest in young people and include them in solving the great challenges… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on August 11, 2009 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

The international Camp and the Mesopotamian Social Forum (MSF)

Hello friends

The international Camp and the Mesopotamian Social Forum (MSF) in

Kurdistan will take place! From the 25th till 30st of September 2009

(new date!) in Diyarbakir/ Southeast Turkey.

Despite the repression that predominantly members of the pro kurdish DTP

are exposed to ever since the communal elections in March 2009, the Camp

will take place as part of the Mesopotamian Social Forum. More than 700

activists of the DTP, the Kurdish… Continue

Added by Natasha on July 29, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

2009 State of the Future

2009 State of the Future

Authors: Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

Publisher: The Millennium Project

Click here to get more info

“Although the future has been getting better for most of the world over the past 20 years, the global recession has lowered the State of the Future Index for the next 10 years. The global financial crisis and climate change… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on July 24, 2009 at 11:11am — No Comments

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