Good News Agency – Year X, n° 169
“…In conveying the appreciation of the Head of State for the passion and the professionalism with which you spread, above all among the young, the culture of "good news", I would like to take this opportunity of adding my personal greeting”. (From the letter of the Adviser for the Press and Information of the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, to the Editor of Good News Agency, 12 October 2007.)
Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to 10,000 media and editorial journalists in 54 countries and to 3,000 NGOs and 1,700 high schools, colleges and universities. It is an all-volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volontà Mondiale, an educational charity associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. The Association has been recognized by UNESCO as “an actor of the global movement for a culture of peace” and it is a member of the World Association of Non Governmental Organizations.
Car safety: European Commission welcomes international agreement on electric and hybrid cars
Atlantic bluefin tuna international trade ban
Joining a growing list of
supporting countries, the U.S. announced today that it would vote to list the
Atlantic bluefin tuna on Appendix I of the Convention
on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). An Appendix I listing
would ban all international commercial trade in Atlantic bluefin
tuna, giving this endangered species a chance to recover. “The
The 15th Conference of the
Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 15) will take place
The Convention is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival in the wild.
At Paralympics, top UN official highlights rights of people with disabilities
16 March - The Paralympic Games currently under way in
“The Paralympics are a powerful example of what can be achieved when everyone is given the opportunity to participate and perform to their full potential,” said Wilfried Lemke, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.
Last week, he also addressed
students at a Model UN Conference in
Different needs – equal opportunities: increasing effectiveness of humanitarian action for women, girls, boys and men
Developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee
By Julie Montgomery
8 March - Published in 2010, this online course provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming. The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response. The three hour, self-paced course provides information and scenarios which will enable you to practice developing gender-sensitive programming. This training is based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Handbook and related IASC guidelines, including the Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and others. The IASC consists of 21 humanitarian organizations and is the primary humanitarian forum for facilitating coordination, policy development and decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. To take the course: http://www.iasc-elearning.org/
International Women’s Day: EU action plan puts equality and empowerment high on the development agenda
Brussels, 8 March - Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day and of the 15 th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, the European Commission services have outlined an EU Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development for the period 2010-2015. This Action Plan aims to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular on gender equality and maternal health, as well as to contribute to attaining other international development goals related to gender equality. The Action Plan suggests actions in areas, such as the organisation of regular political meetings to assess progress on the issue, the setting up of gender databases and analysis and a stronger involvement of civil society. (...)
Civil society group to help advise UN on role of women in peace and security
5 March - The United Nations has invited a newly established group of independent experts to advise on ways to better protect women in conflict situations, and to ensure that their voices are heard in peace processes and that they are included in post-conflict reconstruction and governance structures. The establishment of the group of experts from civil society comes as the landmark Security Council resolution 1325 on the role of women in peace and security marks its tenth anniversary in 2010. The expert group will advise a UN High-Level Steering Committee set up by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, which is tasked with enhancing the UN system’s efforts to implement the resolution. Resolution 1325, which was adopted by the Council in 2000, stresses the importance of giving women equal participation and full involvement in peace and security matters and the need to increase their role in decision-making. (...)
UNESCO Director-General joins UN agency heads to promote the rights of adolescent girls
4 March - The Director-General
of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova,
has signed the UN Joint Statement on Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights
of Adolescent Girls. The other signatories are the Executive Heads of UNFPA,
UNICEF, UNIFEM, ILO and WHO. The statement was launched on 3 March
This Commission is currently conducting a fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action.
The Statement expresses a common vision among the signatories to intensify their agencies’ support to advancing policies and programmes that empower the hardest-to-reach adolescent girls, particularly those aged 10 to 14 years old. It is as part of a joint commitment to promote gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women.
supports children in eastern
1 March - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting a new anti-child marriage movement in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, where nearly half of all girls become child brides and one-third become teenage mothers even though the legal marriage age is 18.
“We need to have a zero-tolerance policy towards child marriage, so that every child, boy and girl, has the opportunity to live their childhood and gain an education.” said Karin Hulshof, UNICEF India Representative.
Some 225 children launched the
movement - called “Amar Shaishab
Amar Adhikar” (My
Childhood, My Right) - last week at a meeting jointly hosted by the UNICEF
office in Kolkata (
In April 2010, more than 2000
delegates from over 40 countries will join Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the Africa/Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit in
The first Microcredit
Summit, held February 2-4, 1997, gathered more than
2,900 people from 137 countries in
16 March - A year after
political violence rocked
The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reported yesterday that its ‘Prosperer’ project aims to create work for young people as well as a stable workforce for small businesses after a year in which investments have fallen and job opportunities have decreased.
Under the new scheme, the
incomes of poor people in rural areas will receive a boost and young people
will be matched to businesses including pottery, tool-making and shopkeeping. Already, 400 young apprentices have been
trained, and that number is expected to rise to
A partnership aimed at widening access to education and communications technologies in developing countries
The e-learning courses being provided by FAO include the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) for building capacity to better manage and exchange knowledge and information and a series of courses on food security developed by the EC/FAO programme on Food Security Information for Decision Making. They also include a course on the organization, management and procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and a series of courses on the right to adequate food.
CARE Bangladesh wins prestigious Gold Standard Award for linking rural rug-making enterprises to profitable European markets
Atlanta, United States, 10
March - CARE Bangladesh is honored to be the unanimous choice for the Public
Affairs Asia Gold Standard Award under the Sustainability category for its
project “Sustainable Women Empowerment on the Road to Export Markets.” This
innovative CARE project supports the development of rural rug-making
enterprises where 400 marginalized women are employed and then linked with
profitable export markets in
targeted in sub-Saharan
The donation, from
The biggest project, aimed at
supporting food security, nutrition and livelihoods in sub-Saharan
The aim of the global project
is to improve the abilities of regional organizations to develop, implement and
monitor food security training programmes. Another
will help incorporate food security, nutrition and livelihoods in ongoing
initiatives in sub-Saharan
million IFAD grant to
Rome, 3 March - The
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a grant agreement
of US$8 million with the Republic of The Gambia to improve the production and
marketability of livestock and horticulture products, specifically targeting
rural women and youth nationwide. The grant agreement was signed today in
Currently, the IFAD country programme in The Gambia focuses on promoting environmentally sound staple foods and improving access to microfinance services for small-scale rural producers. This new project, on livestock and horticulture development, will concentrate on increasing food security in the country by boosting production of vegetables and livestock, and improving access to markets for farmers to sell their products. The project will help ease the workload for women by improved access to water and fuelwood. (...) Approximately 10,400 small-scale rural producers, mostly women (73 per cent) and young people (27 per cent), will benefit from the project. (...)
Santiago de Chile, 12 March
(ICRC/Chilean Red Cross) - The earthquake and tidal wave that struck
Rotaract hockey team scores a goal for polio
By Ryan Hyland
Rotary International News, 11 March - A junior hockey team made up of U.S. Rotaractors scored a goal for polio eradication by raising thousands of dollars for Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge.
The Twin Cities Northern
Lights hockey team, a nonprofit organization based in
The team comprises members of
the Rotaract Club of the
also promoted literacy and health education among schoolchildren in the
communities where they played. In addition, during a stay in
Team owner and trip coordinator Stephanie Smith, a member of the Rotary Club of Bloomington-Daymakers, founded the Rotaract club with the goal of bridging sports and community service.
“Our team’s mission, not only
during the Olympic trip but throughout the whole year, is to foster goodwill
and to help build better communities using sports,” says Smith, who was an
athletic trainer at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in
The hockey team aims to raise $30,000 this year for polio eradication.
Teachers worldwide display solidarity and generosity towards Haitian colleagues
date, a total of 150,000 euros have been raised after the Urgent Action Appeal
launched by EI for
11 March - Education unions around the globe mobilised en masse in show of support for Haitian teachers and their organisation, the Confédération nationale des éducateurs d’Haïti (CNEH).
As a follow-up to the appeal,
EI met with CNEH representatives during the recent North America and Caribbean
Regional Conference in
They identified two main
objectives in the solidarity efforts: to
rehabilitate the organisational structure of the CNEH
at all levels; to
reinforce the CNEH’s participation in the
of mosquito nets and certeza to children in
11 March - As part of Project HOPE’s work with Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC), we established a relationship with Population Services International (PSI) - another leading international health NGO that works in the country. Through our relationship with PSI we were able to procure Mosquito nets and bottles of Certeza which purifies unclean water and distribute these to the OVC in our program. One of the leading causes of death in the country of young children is Malaria and waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea. (...)
Present at the handover ceremony was a representative from the Provincial Ministry of Health who spoke about the importance on using the nets and how to use Certeza.
Thanks to PSI and generous donors (...), these children are now able to drink safe water, and sleep under a net that will help protect them from getting malaria.
Geneva/Abuja, 10 March - In
the wake of last Sunday’s violent attacks south of Jos,
An additional 3,000 people have fled from Jos to camps in the neighbouring state of Bauchi, where some 3,800 people displaced by violent clashes that occurred in January were already sheltered. Nigerian Red Cross volunteers are currently registering the newly displaced in Bauchi and assessing their situation in coordination with the National Emergency Management Agency.
The ICRC is working alongside the Nigerian Red Cross to evaluate further needs of those harmed by the clashes. So far, some 50 individuals have been reported missing. A Red Cross team is collecting their names and photographs with the aim of finding them and reuniting them with their families. (...)
Santiago de Chile, 8 March
(ICRC/Chilean Red Cross) - A week has passed since the devastating earthquake
and tsunami hit
Although landline and mobile
telecommunications services are beginning to return to normal, some people are
still finding it difficult to communicate with distant family members. The
ICRC, in cooperation with the Chilean Red Cross, has set up a website to help
those both in and out of
Washington, DC, 8 March -
ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is pleased to
announce a donation of $1 million from the government of
Save the Children opens first temporary school for quake-affected Haitian children
Agency plans to set up around 300 temporary classrooms over coming weeks
Kampala/Kinshasa, 5 March
(ICRC) - The ICRC is currently reuniting with their families 15 Congolese
children separated from them by the conflict in the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC). The four girls and eleven boys fled the fighting in eastern
Restoring family links is one
of the priority activities of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In 2009,
134 children were reunited with their families in
aid to Sudanese refugees in
26 February - A quick return
home is unlikely for 250,000 Sudanese refugees in camps in
Caritas will support 58,000
people in the camps of Farchana, Kounoungou
and Mile in
The situation in Darfur, Eastern Chad and the north of the
The Caritas project budget exceeds one million euro. Caritas will secure access to clean water. It will also improve hygiene thanks to better waste management and new sanitary structures. Agriculture and livestock farming will be strengthened. (...)
15 March - The Japanese
Government has given MAG a grant of US$78,818 to cover the cost of a mini
vegetation cutter. This machine is used in suspect areas to cut vegetation,
allowing deminers to check the ground and make it
safe much more quickly. Funded by
GGP supports development
projects at grass-roots level proposed by such bodies as non-governmental organisations and local governmental authorities in
10 March - On 20 January, in Kanyosha Rural on the outskirts of
Discovered by the local
population at a former military position when they decided to use the land for
cultivation, the mine was ready to explode. It therefore had to be destroyed in
situ by the MAG Technical Field Manager. An unexploded mortar was also
discovered on the site and this too was safely cleared. Unfortunately, this
explosive discovery is far from an exception in
5 March - Life is difficult
for the 280 or so people who live in the small
Obama marks 40th anniversary of Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
Statement by President Obama on the 40th Anniversary of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
President outlines three pillars to stop the spread of nuclear weapons
The White House - Office of the Press Secretary, 5 March - Forty years ago today, in the midst of a Cold War, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force, becoming the cornerstone of the world’s efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Today, the threat of global nuclear war has passed, but the danger of nuclear proliferation endures, making the basic bargain of the NPT more important than ever: nations with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, nations without nuclear weapons will forsake them, and all nations have an “inalienable right” to peaceful nuclear energy.
Each of these three pillars -
disarmament, nonproliferation and peaceful uses - are central to the vision
that I outlined in Prague of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and seeking
a world without them. To promote disarmament, the
To prevent proliferation, we will build on the historic resolution that we achieved at the United Nations Security Council last September by bringing together more than 40 nations at our Nuclear Security Summit next month with the goal of securing the world’s vulnerable nuclear materials in four years. At this spring’s treaty review conference and beyond, we will continue to work with allies and partners to strengthen the NPT and to enforce the rights and responsibilities of every nation, because the world cannot afford additional proliferation or regional arms races.
Finally, to ensure the
peaceful use of nuclear energy, the
Rotary supports immunizations in
By Dan Nixon
Rotary International News, 17 March - Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends of Rotary joined health workers in
The Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan,
After the outreach effort, the Mittals pledged an additional US$500,000 to The Rotary Foundation in support of Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge for polio eradication. In 2008, they made a $1 million contribution to the challenge. (…)
During the launch of NIDs
on 7 February in
support to hospitals, plus mobile clinics and more supplies after earthquake in
9 March - Ten days after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile, the Médecins San Frontières (MSF) teams that have travelled through the affected areas are focusing their interventions on the most urgent needs: supporting health structures that are caring for large numbers of patients, re-establishing primary health care services, distributing basic necessities, and offering mental health assistance to the affected population.
MSF teams have distributed
medical supplies to hospitals in the heavily impacted regions of Maule and Bío Bío.
They have also carried out several mobile clinics, particularly in the coastal
areas of Maule, which was hit by huge waves caused by
the earthquake, and in the inland region of Curepto.
Additionally, a team of two MSF doctors are providing medical assistance and
supplies to the
9 March - The United Nations
is setting up mobile health clinics and distributing hygiene packs and
maternity kits to women and children returning home to former conflict zones in
The mobile clinics - run in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, provincial health officials and the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka - offer prenatal and postnatal care, voluntary family planning, services for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and psychosocial counselling.
In addition, UNFPA provided a
range of reproductive health equipment and supplies to the
Aravind to receive $1.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize
Los Angeles, 5 March - Aravind Eye Care System, the world’s largest eye care
provider that has developed innovative technologies allowing it to perform
300,000 eye surgeries each year - 70 percent subsidized or free for the poor -
has been selected to receive the 2010 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of
$1.5 million. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the annual award, the
world’s largest humanitarian prize, to an organization that is doing
extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering. (...) There are 45 million
blind people in the world, the majority in the developing world, and 12 million
of these are in
85 million children to be immunized across 19 countries
Dakar/Brazzaville, 4 March -
More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against
polio in 19 countries across West and
This complex logistical operation is largely made possible by US$ 30 million in funding released by Rotary International, a major partner in the global effort to stop polio. (...)
EU money injects new life into electricity interconnection
4 March - The European Commission today allocated over €903 million to electricity interconnection projects as part of its broader European Economic Recovery Plan, injecting new impetus into long standing electricity grid development plans within the EU.
Nine projects received
funding, including the vital France-Spain interconnection, which has been
planned for a long time. (...) Funds will also be allocated to a link between
“If we want to fully exploit
the potential of renewable energies, create a truly European power market, and
keep electricity prices low for consumers, we need to connect the whole of
EU’s biggest-ever energy package
4 March - 43 gas and electricity projects to split €2.3bn, the most the EU has ever spent on energy infrastructure in a single package.
Gas pipelines account for 31
of the projects and include the Nabucco project
running from the Caspian Sea region to
The package uses up the last of the €3.98bn the EU set aside during the recession to give the economy a boost. The projects are expected to create jobs and help small businesses survive tough times, especially those in construction and services. In providing an initial outlay, the EU contribution could lever up to €22bn in private investment. Moreover, they will diversify gas imports and improve the flow of energy across European borders, says Günther Oettinger, the new energy commissioner. (...)
The first batch of grants was announced in December. Worth €1.5bn, it went to 9 offshore wind parks and 6 projects for burying climate-changing carbon. (...)
The EU Sustainable Energy Week – 22-26 March
The EU Sustainable Energy Week
is the reference event for sustainable issues in
The EUSEW in 2009 combined 149
EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport. (...)
Energy Council (CEC) National Conference 2010 –
The clean energy industry is
set to enter a phenomenal growth period.
Australian policy makers are embracing climate change and moving swiftly
to install progressive, pro business policies to deploy clean energy. More than
700 senior managers and key decision makers in the clean energy industry are
expected from across
Clean energy is a dynamic space and the boundaries change regularly as government and industry work together to get the framework right for investment. The reality is that we still have a long way to go, but the exciting thing is that this is an emerging industry where we all have a very real chance to shape the future of our country.
Discovery Communications and the United Nations announce partnership to celebrate International Year of Biodiversity
Awareness Campaign to Promote Biological Diversity
New York, NY, 10 March - Discovery Communications and the United Nations announce a partnership to spread awareness of the United Nations global campaign to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). Throughout the year, Discovery will work closely with the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to increase the understanding of the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth. To meet the goals of the IYB, Discovery will utilize a wide range of company resources including its education unit, international networks and special programming including LIFE, Discovery Channel’s blockbuster co-production with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
“Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. It is critical that Governments - and people around the world - work with renewed urgency to reduce biodiversity loss. We are pleased that Discovery is supporting the International Year of Biodiversity and helping us to inspire people around the world to take action to safeguard our shared irreplaceable natural wealth,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (...)
The initiative, which brings
together major forest countries and donor nations, is hosted by
Countries have signalled their commitment to REDD+, with many developing
Chinese medicine societies reject tiger bones ahead of CITES
The statement also calls on all WFCMS’ members to promote tiger conservation and encourages them to abide by all relevant international and national regulations on wildlife trade. (...)
World leaders, top academics selected for Ban’s climate change advisory group
4 March - Philanthropist
George Soros and prominent British academic Nicholas
Stern are among the 19 members of the high-level advisory group set up by
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seeking to mobilize
financing to help developing countries combat climate change, it was announced
today. Last month, Mr. Ban launched the Advisory Group on Climate Change
Financing, which will be headed up by the Prime Ministers of the
interactive atlas maps
The North American Environmental Atlas-a trinational partnership coordinated by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)-provides a unique way to see the continent as a continuous, shared environment.gives users access to free and accurate geospatial data and map layers related to significant continental environmental issues.
With nearly 40 map layers-ranging from major roads and population density to pollutant releases and marine and terrestrial ecoregions-already available, the Atlas is now fully interactive and offers a host of new features. (...) The collection of maps, data, and downloadable map files can be found at: http://www.cec.org/naatlas
World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World – 22 March
UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management. World Water Day 2010 activities will aim to communicate messages on water quality, ecosystems and human well-being.
The United Nations General
Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which 22 March
of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in
Protestant-Catholic commentary on WCC document “Called to be the
16 March - A joint response by
The WCC presented the document
at its 9th Assembly in
Although Bavaria’s two major churches have developed good relations of trust and dialogue over several decades and have kept each other informed of their ecumenical initiatives, this is the first commentary on an ecumenical document to be jointly written by Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians, said representatives of both churches while meeting at the WCC offices in Geneva.
“I am pleased that your joint response is to this paper,” the WCC general secretary told the Bavarian delegation, “because reminding the churches of their call to be one is the core task of the WCC.” (...)
40 days to end violence against women – 17 February - 3 April
During the period of Lent, a series of study resources will help congregations and individuals to do their bit to end violence against women.
Featuring films and stories
from places as diverse as
The campaign is a partnership of the WCC, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA). (...)
Week for Peace in
Joint action for just peace convened by the World Council of Churches
The World Council of Churches
is inviting member churches and related organizations to join a week of
advocacy and action for a just peace in
The action week’s message is that now:
•It’s time for Palestinians and Israelis to share a just peace.
•It’s time for freedom from occupation.
•It’s time for equal rights.
•It’s time for the healing of wounded souls.
response to the earthquake in
is supporting the emergency reactivation of schooling following the massive
earthquake which hit central
10 March - (...) UNESCO’s staff in the
centre for cultural heritage preservation opened in
8 March - A new educational
centre for cultural heritage preservation was opened on 18 February in
1GOAL welcome decision to host a summit for education at 2010 World Cup
London, UK, 4 March - 1GOAL:
Education for All campaign today welcomed the news from President Zuma’s meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown that South
Africa will host a global summit on education during the World Cup this summer.
Adrian Lovett, Chair of the 1GOAL campaign committee, said: “Today’s
announcement that there will be an education summit gives real political
momentum to the campaign to ensure all children go to school. The world’s
greatest game could leave the world’s greatest legacy: an education for every
child. We look to world leaders, led by
President Zuma, to ensure
“My Role In Creating A Peaceful World”: 2010 International Essay Contest for Young People
Young people from around the
world are invited to enter the 2010 International Essay Contest organized by
UNESCO and the Goi Peace Foundation. The theme for
this year's contest is "My Role in Creating a Peaceful World." The
deadline for entry is June 30, 2010. First prize winners will receive a cash
award and a trip to
This contest asks young people to write their essay as a response to the questions:
what is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? And
what can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?
The entries must be submitted
before 30 June 2010 to the International Essay Contest, c/o The Goi Peace Foundation 1-4-5 Hirakawacho,
The Goi Peace Foundation is an organization committed to building peace. Through cultural and educational programmes its objectives are to enhance peace and respect for life and to raise awareness among young people on the role they could play in this area.
Haitian teacher union confronts tragedy, plans for future
26 February - More than 1,100
teachers lost their lives in the massive earthquake that devastated
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