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2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Speech

[December 10, 2017] -- Oslo, Norway  Speech by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) representatives  [Beatrice Fihn, ICAN Executive Director:]  Your Majesties,  Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,  Esteemed guests,  Today, it is a great honour to accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of thousands of inspirational people who make up the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.  Together we have brought democracy to disarmament and are reshaping international law.  We most humbly thank the Norwegian Nobel Committee for recognizing our work and giving momentum to our crucial cause.  We want to recognize those who have so generously donated their time and energy to this campaign.  We thank the courageous foreign ministers, diplomats, Red Cross and Red Crescent staff, UN officials, academics and experts with whom we have worked in partnership to advance our common goal. 

Squalid Libya migrant camps in spotlight at EU-Africa summit

[November 29, 2017] AP News   Abidjan, Ivory Coast -- European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention centers in Libya, the main jumping-off point for desperate people setting out in unseaworthy boats in search of better lives in Europe.  While youth and development are the main themes of their EU-Africa summit in Ivory Coast, migration is an agenda topping issue, pushed further into the public eye after recent footage of migrants at a slave auction in Libya drew international horror and condemnation.  Opening the meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said the security of Europe and Africa will “depend on our capacity to resolve the crisis in Libya and to bring an end, by all available means, to the inhuman treatment inflicted on migrants.”  French President Emmanuel Macron said that he, leaders from other EU and African countries that include Libya, and the United Nations were dis

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi awarded the Sri Sathya Sai Award

November 23, 2017 -- During the 92nd birthday anniversary of Indian guru Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the  Sry Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence  took place as one of the events of the grand celebration. The award in the field of Education was given to Dr Sakena Yacoobi, who inspired millions in Afghanistan and Pakistan by imparting knowledge and training.  The Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence is an award instituted by Bhagawan in order to honor and celebrate individuals who have gone beyond their call of duty into the realms of selfless service.   https://saivrinda.org/updates/92nd-birthday-celebrations-of-bhagawan-sri-sathya-sai-baba-november-23-2017-evening  

2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

This year's Ibrahim Index of Africa's Governance (IIAG), released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, shows that while Africa has made good progress in overall improvement in governance over the past decade, the past five years have seen that progress slow down.  Meanwhile, eight of the twelve countries that register decline in Overall Governance over the last decade show no signs of turning things around, decreasing at an even faster rate over the last five years.  As a result, Africa’s average governance improvement has slowed down. In the last 5 years, more countries decline than in the last 10 in all the IIAG’s governance categories apart from Safety & Rule of Law.  View full report here:  http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/

Acceptance Speech, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Afghan educator Dr. Sakena Yacoobi giving her Acceptance Speech during the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony. ⓒ 2017. Sunhak Peace Prize I am very honored to be chosen as one of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize laureates along with Dr. Gino Strada. I thank our host, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, members of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee and my family and colleagues. Let us not forget, this prize established by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, honors and represents the peace ideology of the late Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon. Reverend Moon believed we are “one global family.” This is true. We are living in a time where peace, love and wisdom needs to be at the forefront. God’s love does not discriminate by race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. Reverend Moon reminded us of this. We must embrace peace as the road to resolving conflicts, building gender equality, and respect for all human beings.  I, myself, became a refugee in 1979 after the invasion of my country. My fami