Hélène Tremblay were also regularly sent to schools, especially her two substantial volumes on Families of the World ( Tremblay, 1988 , 1990 ), published in English and in French. Sponsored mainly by CIDA, with the support of Save the Children Fund Canada, UNICEF and other United Nations agencies, the volumes were accompanied by ‘Activity Sheets’ as well as ‘Introductions for the Resource Person’, produced by Media-Sphere. A series of posters produced by Media-Sphere, such as two-sided large bilingual glossy sheets entitled ‘Eastern Caribbean’ ( CIDA, 1990b ) and
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
’s fifteen local offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America, there is now a person responsible for communications. Similarly, over the past year, the CRC has created a unique program of training for ‘digital volunteer specialists’ across the organization. Falconer attributes the size and the originality of the program to established strengths of the organization: a network of volunteers who donate according to their individual experience and availability ( Glassford, 2018 ), as well as what she calls the ‘scalable’ nature of an organization
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
new US strategy for international
cooperation and multilateralism?
CA: Well, it is a difficult moment for international cooperation. It is possible
to argue that the liberalism of the old order was a veneer that permitted a form of capitalist
domination. But, regardless, many people benefited from this veneer. There were opportunities for
organisations like UNICEF and Save the Children. And for Brazil, too. When I was foreign
minister, I was able to establish triangular cooperation programmes with the US in Africa and in
the Caribbean. In my
The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace
/Pacific region, Europe and the Americas/Caribbean.
Interviewees were primarily field-based humanitarian actors who have served in senior- or mid-level management or operational roles in humanitarian response. The gender breakdown of the interviewee pool is 78 male, 40 female. The interviewee pool consists largely of international staff – indeed, only eight interviewees were national staff – a limitation, given that national staff constitute the vast majority of the humanitarian workforce and since they are also disproportionately affected by security incidents. Nevertheless
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
affected number from the EM-DAT database includes injured and homeless
Although the overall figures provide a persuasive argument for questioning the dominance of structural safety as the central focus of post-disaster reconstruction, closer examination suggests that a contextual nuance is needed. The figures show that rebuilding houses that are strong and safe in an earthquake-prone region is more important than storm-proof housing in the Philippines or the Caribbean. This should come as no surprise: earthquakes happen without warning and with catastrophic
E. ( 2015 ),
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the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East
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‘ Repressentations of Displacement in the Middle
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China where grandparents and great grandparents are the
only people left to raise children under ten.
It is going to be difficult for us to build an integrated world if we
permit diseases to consume us. So I do a lot of work on this. We are
working in sixteen countries in the Caribbean and three in Africa to
try to get medicine to people. This is unbelievable, a global scandal
that outside Brazil and the United States only 40,000 people are getting
the anti-retroviral medicine, even though there are 40 million people
infected with AIDS, and 6 million of them have
resources, like water and land.
The Cotonou Agreement between the Union and seventy-seven
African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stresses poverty eradication
and smooth integration into the world economy, good governance,
democracy and the rule of law.
And how does soft power work? To explain, let us take a step
backwards in time and look at what happened.
As we said, the European Union’s role in fostering peace and stability
started at home by reconciling age-old enemies.
Subsequent enlargements have bolstered peace by fostering democracy
– in Greece, Spain and
fascination with pirates such as Blackbeard or Klaus Störtebeker, whose stories
have become the subjects of films,2 popular festivals3 and beer.4 One may argue
that this is indicative of a wider dominant Western cultural romanticized narrative of the pirate. We name baseball teams for example the Pittsburgh Pirates or
vote for political parties called the Pirate Party, we buy clothes with pirate motifs
and watch Pirates of the Caribbean. ‘Reason tells us that pirates were no more
that common criminals, but we still see them as figures of romance. We associate
This book explores the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats facing the continent and the international community today and in the decades ahead. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security concerns and needs of African governments in a globalized world. The continent has becoming increasingly integrated into an international security architecture, whereby Africans are just as vulnerable to threats emanating from outside the continent as they are from home-grown ones. Thus, Africa and what happens there, matters more than ever. Through an in-depth examination and analysis of the continent’s most pressing traditional and non-traditional security challenges—from failing states and identity and resource conflict to terrorism, health, and the environment—it provides a solid intellectual foundation, as well as practical examples of the complexities of the modern African security environment. Not only does it assess current progress at the local, regional, and international level in meeting these challenges, it also explores new strategies and tools for more effectively engaging Africans and the global community through the human security approach.