– Jan 09, 2012
2011 was a year flanked by influential global events. International affairs were in the hot seat; as thought leaders, writers and politicians all looked at the role and impact of humanitarian efforts. Many of 2011’s loose ends from the Arab Spring, the famine in the Horn of Africa, November’s flawed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Canada’s retreat from Afghanistan – militarily speaking, will all affect 2012 decisions.
The culmination of any year brings with it “best of” lists that document the year that was in music, fashion, books, films and the like in addition to countless predictions – however, here at War Child, the “best of” lists that interest us most are these, in no particular order:
1. CGD’s What’s Hot & What’s Not for 2012 from the Centre for Global Development by Jenny Ottenhoff
2. 2011 International Book List by The CIC
3. 2011 Round up by Anouk Dey and Taylor Owen, CIC Dispatch Editors
4. Three Trends to Watch in International Development from the Council on Foreign Relations by Isobel Coleman
5. From an excellent resource – The Guardian’s “Global Development” – a year in pictures
6. Five Reasons for Hope for AIDS, Polio, and More in 2012 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Joe Cerrell
7. From Foreign Policy Magazine “The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers”
8. CIGI Experts Predict Global Governance Challenges for 2012
9. 12 Trends That Will Drive the Global Agenda in 2012 by Mark Goldberg from UN Global Dispatch
10. Top 10 nuclear weapons stories of 2011 from Project Ploughshares by Margaret Swink
I was born in Sierra Leone and now live in Edmonton AB, Canada. I just want to say thank you so much for such an amazing story. This stroy brought tears to my eyes, knowing that MY people are still suffering but yet have a positive attitude towards life. Thank for this wonderful story :)
I am impressed. If all this is happening in real world and real life and time, in Uganda, then we are by all accounts, on our way to seriously addressing some of the most critical issues bedeviling sub-regions of Northern Uganda, which was devastated by more than a decade of war and civil strive, leaving many in human need and want.
Continued community education and essential skills training,supported by legal advocacy and action, is an important step forward, towards eradicating such evil in society, in hopes of empowering rural communities, for a more tolerant, cohesive, inclusive, democratic, peaceful, just and fair society.
Such is a surmountable task for one group to accomplice, on their own. Every effort War Child is making in that direction, should be supported by all those who care for the communities living in the sub-regions of Northern Uganda.They should pitch in. whatever support they can garner. So, what sort of sacrifices are you willing to make, to successfully accomplice this noble task? To improve conditions of living and change people's lives for the better! What action can you take now?
Wow, that really sucks. Poor Charles, it must be hard to here that your sister got raped. Luckely he had the training he needed.
Everyday we get closer to a solution!
This is a wonderful initiative, many thanks to those who have done the work to bring this day about!
Well music has always been a relaxing and enjoyable medium to relax in this phase of life. It is the only way by which people of different qualification come together to make something that targets the amusement of the public. So here is the example of something happening for everyone.
Sound Recording Studio
People who live luxuriously at rich counties do not care about the environment or generation of waste. Eventhough the awareness programs are conducted, they wouldn't follow the rules properly. But people in the undeveloped countries use less amount of energy and recycle as much as possible. Due to inadequate facilities, people follow the simple way of life and they save lot of natural resources. Small things can achieve big targets.
Perhaps the time has arrived for more peace talk and less war talk
When will the auction begin on August 8th? What is the link to it?