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At 8:08am on October 8, 2009, MommaToldMeNotToCome said…
Hello Andrea! PEACE AND HARMONY *SMILE* NAMASTE! --CHRISTIE


At 8:31pm on October 5, 2009, mody Ibrahem said…
Love Rain Over Me Pictures, Images and Photos
GLAD TO MET YOU ,
KEEP IN TOUCH,
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At 1:03pm on July 17, 2009, SHAHID KHATTAK said…
hi,its great to know that you have an interest in the field of film making,i am myself working on documenty films and have completed two of them.these are based on novel ideas.i have a mine of ideas if you like i may share with you.ur friend shahid
At 2:12am on July 12, 2009, Michael C. Dewey said…
At 11:07pm on June 28, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…
Dear Friend,

.The contested election in Iran highlights the need for international election monitors, and I am pushing for a UN General Assembly resolution to study the possibility of such a service (Nothing is ever done at the UN without a first "study" phase). Diplomats are now at work on the issues that will be presented when the General Assembly starts mid-September. Thus letters proposing the idea should be sent now. I propose two short letters which would be sent with my article below which sets out in more detail what such a service should be. One letter should go to the Mission of your country.. The second letter should go to the President of the General Assembly. The President must work by consensus so that he rarely takes any public initiative. However he likes to know what is going on, what new ideas may be around. Sometimes he can help informally. The President for this year is H.E. Mr Ali Abdussalam Treki, Mission of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations, 309-315 East 48th Street, New York, NY, 10017. He should be addressed as "Your Excellency"

I put below the sample letter addressed to the US Ambassador with the US Mission address. Normally, all ambassadors are addressed as "Your Excellency" with no "Dear" However US protocol uses "Dear Ambassador and the person's name". With your help, I think that the issue can come to the attention of many governments.

Best wishes, Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens

H.E. Dr Susan Rice, Permanent Representative, US Mission to the UN, 799 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3505:
Dear Ambassador Rice:
The contested election results in Iran reflect the need to have international election monitors. The presence of such monitors encourages free and fair elections. The election monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have provided useful help in elections in States in transition toward democracy.
We believe that the United Nations should have a universal election-monitoring agency. A General Assembly resolution establishing a study of such an election monitoring service would be welcome. Therefore I am pleased to send you a recent article on the topic. We hope that the US will take a lead for such a resolution this fall. Sincerely yours (or Respectfully yours) XYZ




International Election Monitors:
Agents of Free Elections

Rene Wadlow*



The post-election demonstrations in Iran which have led to deaths and arrests indicate that a large number of Iranians believe that the election count has been the result of fraud. The regime had hoped to prevent a massive show of democratic stirring by a show of force and by cutting off means of communication — web sites and cellphones. However, the fact that hundreds of thousands came out on the avenues of Tehran and in less numbers in other cities indicates a failure of the repressive policies. Even if large protests do not continue, a ‘wind of change’ has blown over Iran.



The Iranian government had declined the offers of international monitoring of the elections, and thus the world community is left with only the word of the Iranian government that the election process was free and fair. The wide victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — 62.6 percent against some 34 percent for his main challenger, Mir Hussein Moussavi, goes against earlier opinion polls and an increasing popularity of Moussavi in the late stages of the election campaign. Mir Hussein Moussavi had been Prime Minister during the long and costly-in-life war with Iraq (1980-1988).



After four years of President Ahmadinejad’s weak economic policies as well as his confrontation with many other countries, many Iranians were looking for a change. For the elections, President Ahmadinejad tried to build his support in the rural areas with last moment rural development efforts which his opponents saw as transparent ‘bribes’. He had lost much support among educated Middle Class urban voters who wanted a better standard of living, employment opportunities for the young, and greater personal freedoms.



Thus, the election could have been close even if Ahmadinejad had won fairly, having the resources of the State at his control. Now, there is great scepticism concerning the outcome both in Iran and in the world community. The scepticism is so great that a promise by the Guide of the Iranian regime, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been made concerning a recount in certain contested areas. However, electoral fraud is rarely at the counting stage. One can recount a stuffed ballot box and come up with the same number of votes. This is why the whole electoral process needs to be monitored by independent election agents.



Citizens of the World have often called for international, basically UN supervision, of elections. The organization of elections remains a prerogative of the national – administrative sub-divisions of the State, and local governments. However, in cases where the election campaign can be tense and prone to violence as was the presidential election of Zimbabwe, or when there has been a past history of fraud, international, independent monitors are important agents of fair elections and help to protect human rights, to strengthen the rule of law and to ensure pluralistic democracy.



Election observation work is an important activity for the 56 member States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights housed in Warsaw, Poland. The Office for Democratic Institutions, originally called the Office for Free Elections, first played an important role in the democratic transition in post-communist countries. While its observation of elections is its most visible task, the Office also conducts a number of other useful election-related activities: reviewing electoral legislation, training observers, and publishing guidelines and handbooks about electoral issues.



The Office for Democratic Institutions is concerned with a wholistic approach to election monitoring including the following:

- Respect for basic fundamental freedoms such as the freedom of assembly, of association, and expression;

- Respect for the civil and political rights of the candidates and voters;

- Compilation of accurate voter lists;

- Equal opportunities to campaign in a free environment;

- Equitable access to the media;

- Impartial election administrative bodies;

- Unhindered access for international and domestic election observers;

- Effective representation and participation of women:

- Effective representation of national minorities;

- Access for disabled voters;

- Honest and transparent counting and tabulation of the votes;

- Effective complaints and appeals process with an independent judiciary.



The United Nations has no comparable permanent election monitoring office, but on an ad hoc basis the UN played an important monitoring role in the first multi-racial elections in South Africa, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has provided election aid and monitoring in countries such as Nepal as that country was coming out of a decade of armed violence.



The Iranian government would have been wise to request international monitoring for its presidential elections. Now it is too late. It is unlikely that a new election will be held to replace the contested one. The Iranian elections have indicated a wide current of support for change. The hesitations of the ruling circle concerning post-election manifestations have highlighted division of views within this ruling circle. The demonstrations have also indicated to the world community as a whole the need for independent election monitoring. Steps should be taken quickly for the UN to provide such services drawing on the rich experience of the OSCE.



*Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 12:09pm on June 28, 2009, Hans-Joachim KNOLL said…


Hello ONLINEWITHANDREA !!!!
I hope, you are fine and healthy and send you the most cordial greetings.
I hope, we all find a good way for peace and freedom for all the people and for all the creatures on this wonderful blue planet.
Wish yourself and your family a peaceful and funny weekend and all the very best for you.
Your Hans-Joachim KNOLL
At 4:41pm on June 24, 2009, Roger said…
happy to be a friend here. i agree with your thoughts about internal peace as a starting point. without intention, nothing is manifest. i hope you're having a great summer. please keep in touch and thank you for creating peace in our world.
At 9:23pm on June 23, 2009, Joa Linford said…
Hello Andrea! Very nice to meet YOU here!:-)
At 4:31pm on June 23, 2009, Kalsi : We are all one . said…
i love people and u r one of them.
At 4:47pm on June 20, 2009, noellivan b. mendez said…
thank you for sharing me the synergy of peace,love and harmony more power ma'am.
At 8:44am on June 19, 2009, Chetana said…

I totally agree with you on inner Peace.. In order to have peace within the world..we all must have peace within our selves.
Outer peace begins with inner peace.
When you look for peace then the peace lies within you.
When you let peace be in the world
then you live in wonderful world.
At 8:44am on May 25, 2009, pema T. Samrab said…
It is great to come accross such a wonderful rare talent and i wish you a peace,happiness and joy on your way ahead! I look for to watch your DVD.

Love and peace.
At 8:17am on May 25, 2009, pema T. Samrab said…
HI Andrea,

Tank you for adding me, I wish you a peace and happiness,
At 12:50am on May 11, 2009, Cavalheira said…
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Enjoy your day,
Have a  good evening and
a night of peace and good dreams.
God bless you.
"Light in your walk"
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At 6:00pm on April 24, 2009, Sandra Regina said…

I was out of internet since november... but here I am back! Thanks for your friendship!
hugs in peace
with care,
At 12:08pm on March 21, 2009, Sharon said…
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At 5:20pm on March 2, 2009, esoldier said…
HI
i'm jash from india
i am a film student

i have made a video on world peace
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Plz watch it and comment and rate it!!!

please add this video to your blog/website/myspace/facebook account


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At 3:38pm on February 28, 2009, Sharon said…
Moments melt; memories are the colour of life ... love keeps you warm ...

At 3:39pm on February 23, 2009, Bassam said…

At 7:16am on February 23, 2009, sweet said…
Welcome to you and thank you for the friendship

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