Good News Agency – Year IX, n° 7
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. Editorial research by Fabio Gatti (in charge) and Elisa Peduto. Good News Agency is published in English on one Friday and in Italian the next. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to the editorial offices of more than 4,000 media in 49 countries and to 2,800 NGOs.
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“The Convention updates the 1967 Convention in the light of social and economic developments in the last 40 years. It improves the procedure for national adoption and makes it more transparent, efficient and resistant to abuse. In this way it also improves the conditions for international adoption” said Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation.
The aim is to take account of social and legal developments while keeping to the European Convention on Human Rights and bearing in mind that the child’s best interests must always take precedence over any other considerations. (...)
The convention will be open for signature at a date to be fixed around mid-November at the handover from the Swedish Chair to the Spanish Chair. Full text of the convention
Over 100 countries negotiate cluster bomb ban
to be finalized in
A global treaty banning
cluster bombs that cause unacceptable harm to civilians will be finalized later
this month in
The treaty process has moved
rapidly from conception to near completion in just over a year, while going
largely unnoticed in the
European Parliament: No peace without justice (NPWJ) welcomes the adoption of the Cappato report as a strong stand for the worldwide promotion of human rights, democracy and rule of law
Brussels/Rome, 8 May - The European Parliament Annual Report on Human Rights in the World in 2007, prepared by Rapporteur Marco Cappato, the Italian Radical MEP, was approved today in plenary by the European Parliament. The Report, which assesses the state of human rights in the world in 2007 and also evaluates the EU's efforts to promote human rights through its policies, is in part a response to the annual report on human rights published by the Council and Commission last October. No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), which collaborated closely with the Rapporteur through the civil society consultation process established by the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, welcomes the clear stand taken by the European Parliament on several policy issues we consider to be priorities for the European Union and its member States in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law throughout the world. (...) Read more
UNFPA and UNICEF are committed to support the abandonment of FGM/C globally because of its harmful effects on the reproductive and sexual health of women and girls and it violates their rights and dignity. One of the major strategies is building partnership with Government, donors, foundations, the media and religious leaders.
The First Lady Ms Kadra Mahamoud Haïd stressed, “I consider the joint program to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C as a route towards social progress, as a tool to fulfill the basic human rights especially on integrity and dignity for girls and women. Noting that the FGM/C is gender based violence, the Government of Djibouti has set up legal and institutional mechanism to eradicate the violence.” (...)
UNESCO: World Press Freedom Day 2008
More power to people through freedom of information
5 May - Some 150 media professionals from around the world today adopted a declaration emphasizing the importance of freedom of expression and free access to information to participatory democracy at the close of a two-day conference entitled “Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Empowerment of People” in Maputo.
Also during the celebration of
World Press Freedom Day in the capital of
Aiming to encourage UNESCO Member States to implement policies that are favourable to the basic human right of freedom of expression and that facilitate access to information, the “Maputo Declaration: Fostering Freedom of Expression Access to Information and Empowerment of People” emphasizes the importance of open government, transparency, accountability and public access to information.
The declaration recognizes the contribution of public service, commercial and community broadcasting to enable all members of society, including marginalized populations, to be heard and take part in the decision-making process. It further calls on the media and on the press to contribute to access to information and facilitate the participation of marginalized and linguistic minorities. (…)
Africa fastest growing market in communication technology, says UN
12 May -
Speaking at the opening of a major trade fair for the African telecommunications industry today in Cairo, Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the ITU, said the African information and communication technologies industry “is an exciting place to be. Market liberalization continues and most countries have established regulatory bodies to ensure a fair, competitive and enabling environment.” The trade fair, called “ITU Telecom Africa,” was inaugurated by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (...) Around 200 companies from 45 countries are exhibiting products at the trade fair which has attracted some 70 heads of international companies and 50 government ministers. (…)
The ITU coordinates global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation on assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world and establishes worldwide standards to foster seamless interconnection between a wide range of communications systems.
High-Level Conference on World
Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
vital importance of these issues is ensuring the participation of a large
number of world leaders, including President Nicolas Sarkozy
Media accreditation form at: http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/extras/accreditation_EN.doc http://www.fao.org/newsroom/
Nine more countries added to MicroPlace
MicroPlace brings the number of countries they make microfinance loans in up to twenty
9 May -
MicroPlace is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eBay.
FAO’s FishInfoNetwork: 25 years and still growing
A long-lived, self-sustaining development initiative eyes its future
Since the late 1970s, the FishInfoNetwork (FIN) has worked at the regional level in the developing world to promote trade in fish products, offering up-to-date information on markets and prices, bringing buyers and sellers together, and providing training in processing technology, food safety issues, and quality requirements in key import markets. (...)
Today FIN consists of seven
independent centres, each with a regional focus: EuroFish
(Eastern and Central Europe), InfoFish (Asia and
Pacific region), InfoPeche (Africa), InfoPesca (South and Central America), Infosa
(Southern African suboffice of InfoPeche),
Infosamak (Arab countries), and InfoYu
Fisheries and aquaculture play an important economic role in many developing countries, according to FAO. (...)
Arab bank to help
by Charles Mangwiro
Maputo, May 9 (Reuters) - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) said on Friday it will provide African farmers with financial assistance to help boost yields as the continent reels from rising global food prices. BADEA Director General Abdelaziz Khelef said the bank would help the world’s poorest continent reduce food shortages. “We are working with almost all African countries to give them soft loans, particularly the rural world to increase agricultural productivity as one way of alleviating high food prices in the short term,” he told Reuters in an interview.
Prices of staple foods have risen more than 40 percent in the last year and many developing countries have seen shortages, hoarding and riots, prompting the United Nations to warn of malnutrition and social unrest. (...)
BADEA, created to strengthen economic, financial and technical cooperation between Arab and African countries, plans to increase total commitments by $225 million to $900 million under its 2005-2009 five-year plan. (...)
project won: Ghana-Millennium Challenge Account
9 May - ACDI/VOCA won a
2-year, almost $3 million project funded by the Millennium Challenge Account
The government of
The ACDI/VOCA program focuses
on improving the productivity of agriculture, increasing production of
high-value commercial and basic food crops, and fostering greater private
investment in agriculture. To that end, the program will also improve the
physical and institutional infrastructure in this critical sector of
IFAD provides US$4 million for
poverty alleviation project in
Second phase of social exclusion project to target communities and rural women
The Poverty Alleviation Fund is a community-driven project that focuses on groups that have been traditionally excluded, mainly for reasons of gender, ethnic origin, caste and location. The project uses incentives to encourage community organizations to include rural women, dalits (outcasts) and indigenous people as members and beneficiaries who can also hold positions of responsibility.
The US$113 million project is partly funded by the US$4 million IFAD grant, under the organization’s debt sustainability framework. The International Development Association is contributing a grant of US$100 million. The Government of Nepal will contribute US$1 million and project participants the remaining US$8 million.
The grant agreement was signed
UK to provide 2.5 billion Birr development assistance to Ethiopia
7 May - The UK Department for
International Development (DFID) announced on Wednesday that it would provide
development assistance of 2.5 billion Birr over the next year to help
Over the past four years DFID’s programs in
Companies unveil new initiatives in the fight to decrease poverty
The announcements were made at
the Business Call to Action event, hosted by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the
participation of more than 80 global business leaders who came to
Over the next five years,
these new business initiatives, announced by Diageo,
Vodafone, Coca Cola, Sumitomo Chemical, Microsoft, SABMiller,
Thomson Reuters, Citi and Cisco are expected to
create thousands of jobs, and potentially improve the lives of millions of poor
people across Africa and
Save the Children reaches 72,000 people in Myanmar; efforts continue to assist thousands left homeless by cyclone Nargis
Save the Children staff members have reached 72,000 people with life-saving materials including food, water, and materials for shelter, but concern is growing that thousands of survivors may die if clean water and other materials are not provided within the next few days. (...) Since Monday, 1,000 bags of rice, 20 rolls of tarpaulin, sugar and salt have reached Pathein, where Save the Children has set up one of its bases of operations. The agency plans to use boats to transport materials to hard-to-reach locations. (…) Save the Children has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars in donations from individuals, corporations and foundations for its response to help children and families affected by Cyclone Nargis. (...)
The new centre, to be located in the western Romanian city of Timişoara and able to accommodate up to 200 people, will shelter individuals or groups of people still facing acute danger in their country of first arrival and in need of immediate evacuation
Senior UNHCR officials warmly welcomed the development. “It’s an extraordinary gesture for an EU [European Union] member state to make available sovereign territory to accommodate the most destitute refugees awaiting permanent resettlement in a third country,” said Machiel Salomons, UNHCR’s representative in Romania. Once the facility is up and running, UNHCR will identify those persons in need of transit evacuation, provide them with refugee certificates and negotiate for their onwards resettlement. (...)
N’Djamena (ICRC) - Today, 8
May, the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in
The ICRC established a
full-time presence in
However, the situation in eastern Chad began to worsen in 2003 and the ICRC (...) therefore reopened its delegation in N’Djamena and now has a sub-delegation in Abéché and seven operational bases from which it carries out activities across the whole country.
To mark the 30th anniversary,
the ICRC delegation in N’Djamena has organized an exhibition of photographs
which tell the story of its operations in
Indian philanthropist commits US$1 million to polio eradication
by Joseph Derr
8 May - During a ceremony on
21 April at Rotary International headquarters in
Birla is the second
MAG fundraiser completes record-breaking ski trek
2 May - Dave Leaning, a former
Royal Marines Commando who saw service in
Dave’s remarkable journey has
raised enough to clear over 1423.85 sq/m of contaminated land. Having worked as
a military radio operator in conflict-torn
“Mines do not distinguish between soldiers and non-combatants, and innocent lives are snuffed out or irrevocably changed on a daily basis by these indiscriminate weapons. Through this expedition I am seeking to raise the profile of this problem and those who are striving to make a difference,” he said before starting on his journey. (...)
EU contributes €5 million to
UNRWA for the most vulnerable
29 April - Mr. John Kjaer, the head of the European Commission office in
The €5 million contribution
from the European Union will in part be used to provide cash subsidies to help
bridge the poverty gap for some of the most vulnerable
Since 1971 the European Union has regularly supported UNRWA, becoming its largest multi-lateral donor. For the period 2007-2010, the European Commission has pledged to provide €264 million to UNRWA’s General Fund. (...)
in the development of a joint strategy for water supply in the
Green-Cross program “Water for Peace” supports study for solving water conflicts
2 May - Access to water is one
of the main reasons for the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The
mediation project “Water for Peace in the
The study will serve as an
exemplary model at an international conference of UNESCO in
6 May - First Minister Rt. Hon Dr Ian Paisley MP, MLA has said that each of us has a solemn responsibility to make and sustain peace through mutual respect for others.
Speaking at the opening of the Boyne Visitors Centre, Dr Paisley said: “I believe that we should live in peace and I want to see the principle of mutual respect triumph. The opening of this centre today is tangible evidence of a greater understanding and respect between out two cultures.
“Mutual respect means that you are free to try to convert me to your way and I am free to try to convert you to my way, but only by way of argument, not arms. The power of true christianity is in the power of declaration, not by the power of destruction.” (...)
“There must be an end of all atrocities and the building of the ways of peace. The coming generation has a right to demand this from us. We must not fail them.” (…)
The course was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Its aim was to provide instructors from the Nigerian armed forces with a solid understanding of IHL and enable them to teach the subject at all training facilities in the country.
During this course, three
participants from a previous instructor’s course taught alongside the ICRC
instructor. Jacques Villettaz, head of the ICRC’s regional delegation in
UK-European Campaign for Safety and Health at Work 2008
13 May - European Campaign for Safety and Health at Work, formerly known as Euroweek, will this time be a two-year campaign focussing on risk assessment.
A number of nationwide events are planned for European Week itself on 20-24 October 2008.
UNHCR signs landmark accord in Syria with international NGO
Damascus, Syria, May 8 (UNHCR) - Boudewijn van Eenennaam, head of the UN refugee agency’s governing body, on Thursday attended the signing of a landmark contract between UNHCR and the International Medical Corps (IMC), paving the way for the aid agency to become the first international non-governmental organization (INGO) to work with Iraqi refugees in Syria.
IMC will run three health
clinics for refugees in
To date, international NGOs
have not been given permission to work with Iraqi refugees in
IMC will start work at a time when Syrian Arab Red Crescent clinics dedicated to refugee health care are having to cope with rising numbers of Iraqi patients. More than 150,000 refugees have visited the clinics since the beginning of the year, compared to 200,000 for the whole of last year.
country director for IMC, anticipates the first clinic will open next Thursday
WHO calls for prevention of cancer through healthy workplaces
In October this year, WHO with support from the National Cancer Institute of France will be convening a global workshop with participation of public health policy makers, scientists and major international stakeholders to elaborate recommendations for strengthening national and international policies on preventing occupational and environmental cancer. (…)
Monitoring AIDS treatment by physical symptoms is effective
Result is almost as good as therapies based on advanced laboratory tests, a new study finds
“The results of this study
should reassure clinicians in Africa and Asia, who are treating literally
millions of people without these laboratory tests, that they are not
compromising patient safety,” said a coauthor of the
paper, Dr Charles Gilks, who is the Coordinator of
Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) and HIV Care at WHO in Geneva. “In fact, the
outcome of their treatment is almost as good as of those patients in the
examination of children in
Green Cross: social and
medical care programme - This programme, implemented by Green Cross National
1-15 May - A team of ten
doctors will go to villages and make medical examinations of 200 children in
five schools in the region affected by the
IEA hosts experts meeting on energy breakthrough technologies for sustainable energy future
Over 40 international delegates discussed nanotechnology, biotechnology, and advanced computing to enable research needs and priorities.
7 May - The International Energy Agency (IEA), through its Ad-Hoc Group on Science and Technology (AHGSET), brings together scientists and energy technologists to facilitate breakthroughs in energy technology. The AHGSET works closely with the IEA Implementing Agreements and other technology research and deployment bodies to call attention to the need to bridge the gap between breakthrough basic science research and applied energy research and development.
Promoting energy efficiency investments
Case studies in the residential sector
Existing buildings are responsible for over 40% of the world’s total primary energy consumption. An impressive amount of energy could be saved simply by applying energy-efficient technologies.
Yet, various market barriers inhibit energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings and result in energy savings that are significantly lower than potentials. Financial barriers - including the initial cost barrier, risk exposure, discount-factor issues and the inadequacy of traditional financing mechanisms for energy-efficient projects - play a major role. Policies that may help to overcome financial barriers to improving energy efficiency in existing residential buildings are the focus of this study.
The publication provides illustrations of policies and measures implemented in five IEA member countries and the European Union. Each case includes relevant background and contextual information, as well as a detailed evaluation of each policy according to five pre-defined criteria: relevance, effectiveness, flexibility, clarity and sustainability.
Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments aims to inform policy makers and offers ideas on the most effective policies, programmes and measures available to improve energy efficiency in existing residential buildings.
Global Renewable Energy Forum in Brazil - 18-21 May 2008, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
A joint activity of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy
The overall objective of the Global Renewable Energy Forum is to create a suitable environment for the promotion of a proactive dialogue that can strengthen interregional bonds and set up joint actions between countries and regions oriented to reduce poverty and enhance energy security through the use of renewable sources of energy. The Global Forum will also pursue the objective of promoting business and commercial networking and relationships at the intra and inter regional level. (…) The attendance expected will amount to between 1,000 and 2,000 participants.
13 May - On April 22nd 2008,
Mayor of the City of
Environment diary teams up with Yahoo kids
13 May - In an effort to sensitive youth through environmental awareness initiatives, Green Japan’s Green Lane Environmental Diary has been successful in teaching schoolchildren about their daily impact on the environment and our influence on ecosystems around the world.
The purpose is to
motivate schoolchildren in daily ecological activities, which eventually
involve adults around them including parents, schoolteachers and neighborhoods. To date, the program is taught in 5,000
elementary schools and reached a total of 500,000 students over nine years. The
campaign led by Green Cross Japan is about to experience greater visibility in
28 April - In preparation for the COP15 Conference planned to take place in Copenhagen between November 30th and December 11th 2009, the Danish Ministry of Environment has invited GC Denmark and numerous organisations, business leaders and environment ministers to take part in the COP15 preparation forums leading up to the Conference.
COP15 is an international
event organised by the United Nations Climate Change Convention and hosted by
The main goal of the COP15 Forum is to secure a process based on common understanding and interchange of information between governments and international organisations leading up to the COP15 Conference in Copenhagen. The concept of the Forum is to further the possibility of creating contacts and synergy between the various groups involved in activities before and during the COP15 Conference. (…)
European inter-religious encounter 22-25 May 2008
Values for a Changing
Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti of Rovereto, Italy and Religions for Peace in Europe have joined forces to create a meeting space, an Encounter, where some of the most pressing challenges to the religious traditions represented in Europe will be addressed.
During these days, some 250 participants - politicians, senior religious leaders and grass root activists - will meet and acknowledge the shared values and responsibilities that we need in today’s changing Europe and for a sense of identity in our common home.
The focus of the Encounter will be to facilitate how different faiths and civil structures can co-operate in building that European society we all need and want to feel at home in.
The issues community cohesion,
economic disparity, immigration and movement of population within
Leaders of different faiths inaugurate historic Religions for Peace Inter-religious Council-Sri Lanka
Representatives from North and South convene in unprecedented multi-religious summit in war-torn region
The conference was organized
by Religions for Peace-International in partnership with its local affiliate,
Religions for Peace-Sri Lanka, and the National Peace Council. The 22-member
Religions for Peace IRC-Sri Lanka becomes the country’s most representative
multi-religious body and includes such senior Buddhist leaders from the South
and senior Tamil religious leaders from the North (...). The Council will offer
mediation, reject extremist tendencies, and educate the public on the positive,
socially transformative power of multi-religious cooperation. The Council has
begun building district-level IRCs in
High-level multi-religious delegation helps build peace in Southern Thailand
Religious leaders begin building the Religions for Peace Inter-religious Council-Thailand to Advance Reconciliation and Peace
The delegation met with local
Buddhist, Muslim and Christian leaders, as well as with senior representatives
of the Yala provincial government, the
Civil-Police-Military Joint Task Force (CPM) and the Southern Boarder Provinces
Administrative Center (SBPAC). The delegation also
met with H.E. Mr. Anand Panyarachun,
Chairman, National Reconciliation Commission, and H.E. Mr. Chuan
Leekpai, Former Prime Ministers of Thailand in
Rev. Sugino (Director of
Inter-religious Development and Field Coordinator) said, “The historically
friendly ties among Buddhists and Muslims in the
East Yakima set to help youngest residents Thrive
by Five kicks off with $5 million for expanded early learning services and
planning capital from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Thrive by Five
Ready by Five (formerly known as the East Yakima Early Learning Initiative) will provide parents and caregivers with education and support to help develop children’s potential and creativity, helping to ensure that all children in this community are ready to succeed in school and thrive in life. To read the full press release, visit the Ready by Five Washington Web site.
Indian students say “I Decide”
8 May - UNODC and the Delhi
Public School Society are working together to improve the drug awareness
education in some 200 Indian schools. By integrating drug awareness into school
curricula and extra-curricular activities, the programme seeks to empower youth
by promoting one message: “I decide - I will not take drugs.” (...) The
programme is part of a broader initiative to reduce drug abuse and the spread
of drug-related HIV infections in
UNODC worked with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the Department of Education and the Ministry of Resource Development to include substance abuse-related content into text books and school modules. This has helped teachers start an important dialogue on drug abuse prevention with students; something not covered by the existing education syllabus. (...)
As part of the programme, students take part in interactive exercises to build knowledge and clarify important myths about drug abuse prevention. One of the key areas is the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. (...)
As a result of the programme, teachers have reported a visible change in attitudes towards drug use. Problems and issues are discussed more freely. In some schools, students have started ‘I Decide’ clubs. (...)
UNICEF and JICA launch
partnership for community-based early childhood care and education in
More than 100 integrated preschools for rural children
Rural preschools began to
appear only five years ago in
Community preschools make a substantial contribution in bringing children into the school system earlier, increasing their chances to enroll and perform well in primary school. In addition, preschools have proven a strong strategy for promoting girls’ education. According to national statistics, girls make up 50 per cent of preschool enrollments, compared to 41.5 per cent of primary enrollments. Using a community-based strategy also allows for a rapid expansion of preschool services. (...)
Biennale on Education in
5-9 May - The 2008 Biennale on
Education in Africa, the foremost education meeting in the region, is under way
On 6 May, UNESCO and the Gérin-Lajoie Foundation will sign a wide-ranging cooperation agreement concerning joint basic education initiatives in selected developing countries. (...)
Community radio encourages girls’ education in Mozambique
by Emidio Machiana
Maganja da Costa District,
Since the station began broadcasting, communities throughout the district have seen a gradual change in people’s behaviour - a change mainly affecting the lives of girls. “In our radio programmes we discuss many children’s rights issues, such as our right to health, to protection against violence and abuse, and to education,” says the host of Erive’s children’s programme, Regina João Marenço, 14. “We have been given a lot of prominence to promote girls’ education.”
In the last year, the number of girls enrolled in Maganja da Costa’s primary schools has increased by almost 5,000.
European campaign for Higher Education Staff and Student Mobility in full gear
30 April - The joint campaign
of EI and the European Students’ Union (ESU) for Staff and Student Mobility in
Earlier in February, the
campaign website (www.letsgocampaign.net) was officially launched at the
meeting of EI’s Higher Education and Research
Committee (HERSC). The website contains a wiki
section, where visitors can contribute to the knowledge database of the
situation of staff and student mobility in each country in
World Intellectual Property Day 2008 – Celebrating Innovation
"Poets at the summits"
The first edition of the event will take in the
Its objectives are to gather ambassadors, artists and actors of peace from many countries members of the United Nations. "Poets at the summits" will live symbiosis with nature, it will pose an act more for the culture of peace and its transmission. Art and culture are keys for expression of our relationship to the environment and dialogue between peoples and civilizations.
On the website: www.poetesauxsommets.org are given all relevant information, the program - page http://www.poetesauxsommets.org/programme_sommet.htm
"Poets at the summits" is an initiative founded by the poet and actress of peace Marie ROBERT www.marierobert.com . Messenger of the culture of peace for Unesco. she will receive in May 2008 for all her work the gilt medal of the prestigious Arts Sciences Letters Academic Society of Paris
To register: Organization of Poets at the summits, 66 Clos des Charmilles, Chamonix 74400 Mont-Blanc - France - email@example.com
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