Archives for posts with tag: #SouthAfrica

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From Diplomat Artist Buzz & our “We’ve All Been Refugees Once” series. – MORE Photos & Stories —
The decade of time is seamless. Those facing oppression, hunger, or threat to life and livelihood will defy the odds to provide their families a better life, or just life. –MORE —
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http://diplomatartist.com/refugees-defying-the-odds-for-life/

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Diplomat Artist Buzz: As UNEP stresses: There is “the need to speed the transition to an inclusive sustainable economy, which requires channeling of trillions of dollars annually into green investment & many more trillions away from pollutant & natural resource intensive investment.”
http://diplomatartist.com/sustainability-environmentalism-can-also-be-profitable/

With all the crises on the world stage, what better time to “Take Action, Inspire Change” in fostering what Mandela best represents – Democracy, Justice, & Reconciliation? It begins at the grassroots level. Volunteer#67minutes
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48299#.U8kn-5RX-uY

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Arise Review

Join Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey as he debates Violent Demonstrations in the Balkans at 10.39 minutes into program. But don’t miss entire news hour review for Every Culture, Every Angle: Pakistan/Afghan Government Talks w/ Taliban, China’s Territorial Claims of Disputed Islands, The New Haiti, Cancer Tidal Wave, NYC Fashion Week, South Africa Elections & Miner’s Strike, & Beatlemania – 50 Years.

My Heroes are Dying! By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Vaclav Havel, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Srdjan Popovic and Nelson Mandela have passed. I have had the opportunity to meet my heroes, to learn and adopt from these giants.

Mandela Embraced the Power of Sports for Resistance & Unity

Mandela understood the power of sport to provide dignity & hope in the face of state-sponsored oppression, to undermine discrimination with resistance & to heal & help unite a society that the racial segregation of apartheid had brutally divided.

The Passing of a Great Hero

Ambassador Muhamed & Susan Sacirbey along with the World will mourn the death & celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela’s legacy from Father of the modern South Africa to freedom fighter who reconciled with old enemies.

Ambassador Sacirbey had the opportunity to meet with him on two occasions, including a critical time for South Africa’s transformation & Bosnia & Herzegovina’s survival in the early 1990’s.

(This short documentary thanks to UNTV & Nelson Mandela Foundation) 
 

Blog Report: SOUTH AFRICA MINES SAFETY NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – UN EXPERT, By Ambassador Mo

 “More efforts could be made to better implement existing mining regulations, especially when it comes to health & safety of miners,” according to Martin Hahn, a mining specialist for International Labour Organization (ILO). While Government of South Africa has taken important steps to address working conditions in country’s mines, there is still significant room for improvement. –MORE–

http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/south-africa-mines-safety-needs-improvement-un-expert/55795Image

Blog Report: AFRICAN UNION BREAKS GENDER BARRIER? By Ambassador Mo
South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was elected as the African Union Commission, “AU” first female head. The selection/election process had become rather contentious as well as prolonged pitting south African states against French speaking countries from West Africa. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/african-union-breaks-gender-barrier/54854Image

WATCH Film Report: RHINO UNDER THREAT
UN TV & Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES) launched at Rio + 20 film Rhino Under Threat. From parks in South Africa & Swaziland, to crowded streets of Hanoi in Viet Nam, film shows the brutality of current spike in illegal killing.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/rhino-under-threat/30881Image