Rene Wadlow's Blog – October 2009 Archive (5)

Women and Universal Responsibility

Women, Universal Responsibility and the Healing of Nations

Rene Wadlow*



We should begin to develop from the level of the individual through that of society to the world at large, what I call a sense of universal responsibility: a deep respect for every living being who lives on this one small planet and calls it home. The Dalai Lama



On 31 October 2002, the UN Security Council adopted unanimously Resolution 1325 urging “Member States to ensure increased representation… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on October 24, 2009 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

24 Oct.UN Day

The United Nations as One Mind

Rene Wadlow*



Those who observe world events may perceive something higher than human logic at work



Dag Hammarshjold has written that the United Nations was “the beginning of an organic process through which the diversity of peoples and their governments are struggling to find common ground upon which they can live together in the one world which has been thrust upon us before we were ready.”



Basically, the function of the UN… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on October 21, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama

Obama’s Nobel : A Hope Not Yet An Achievement

Rene Wadlow*



Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population. Nobel Committee Statement



The five-person Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee has chosen… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on October 10, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

World Food Day

16 October: World Food Day



A Citizens’ of the World Focus



Rene Wadlow*







16 October is the UN-designated World Food Day, the date chosen being the anniversary of the creation of the FAO in 1945 with the aim, as stated in its Constitution of “contributing towards an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity’s freedom from hunger.” Freedom from hunger is not simply a technical matter to be solved with better seeds, fertilisers, cultivation practices… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on October 8, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments

2 Oct: Day of Nonviolence

Nonviolent Action: Can There Be A Second Act ?

Rene Wadlow



We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of non-violence. M.K. Gandhi





Two October is the UN-designated International Day for Non-violence, the date chosen being the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the best-known figure of non-violent… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on October 1, 2009 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

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