Tuesday, 17 July, 2012
Calmy-Rey speaking with participants from Burma attending the Caux Forum

Micheline Calmy-Rey, twice President of the Swiss Federation, told participants in the Fifth Caux Forum for Human Security, in Switzerland, that dialogue represents the political realism necessary to resolve global challenges. With her was Swiss Ambassador Claude Altermatt who described the Caux center as ‘a haven of peace and inspiration’.

Monday, 16 July, 2012

Jeudi 12 juillet, le Forum de Caux pour la sécurité humaine se concentrait sur la guérison les blessures de l’histoire. Durant la session plénière de la matinée, Daphrose Ntarataze Barampama a présenté son travail au sein des cercles de paix au Burundi. Lors de la session de l’après-midi, Angelo Barampama et Laurien Ntezimana ont raconté leur parcours personnel et professionnel. Ils sont tous deux co-auteurs du livre « Dépasser la haine, construire la paix » qui rassemble des témoignages des années 1990 dans la région des Grands lacs africains.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012

A high-level South Sudanese delegation, brought to Caux in collaboration with the Swiss Foreign Ministry, led a ceremony celebrating the first anniversary of the independence of their country. In his speech, Deputy Foreign Minister Elias Nyamell Wakoson asserted that South Sudan 'is not out of the woods yet, but we are getting there.'

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Luc Gnacadja of UNCCD, Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20, Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Omnia Marzouk, President of Initiatives of Change International, addressed the goal of a "land degradation neutral world" in the morning session of the Forum, calling for urgent action on this fro

The 5th Caux Forum for Human Security at the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, Switzerland, started on 9 July with a special one-day event on Restoring Land, Restoring Lives. The event was co-organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Restoring Earth’s Degraded Land initiative of Initiative of Change International.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012

There was a lively panel discussion, with a flood of questions from the audience, on the theme of ‘Inclusive economics’ and tackling corruption at the 5th Caux Forum for Human Security at the Caux conference centre in Switzerland on Tuesday 10 July 2012.

Sunday, 01 July, 2012
Luc Gnacadja 140x

Despite some pessimistic evaluations of the Rio+20 summit, some progress was made - particularly on the issue of land degradation. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, offers his evaluation of Rio+ 20. On 9 July he will lead a special day on Restoring Land, Restoring Lives at the Initiatives of Change international conference centre in Caux, Switzerland.

Tuesday, 03 July, 2012
Rob Corcoran

On both sides of America's political divides, there is a reluctance to accept facts whenever they threaten cherished beliefs and assumptions, writes Rob Corcoran.

Friday, 29 June, 2012
Don de Silva

A new report, Building an Inclusive Green Economy for All, launched at the Rio+20 summit argues that a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and create jobs at a time of austerity, writes Don de Silva.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012
Dialogue Toolkit, announcing the launch of the toolkit on June 27 in Strasburg.

The Council of Europe’s Conference of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) launched the ‘Toolkit for Conducting intercultural Dialogue’ on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, during its plenary meeting in Strasbourg, France. The INGO Conference has created the Dialogue Toolkit in response to human rights violations due to issues of diversity and immigration in European countries.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
Margaret Heffernan

Businesswoman Margaret Heffernan, author of ‘Wilful Blindness’, outlined why greed undermines the social contract and why collaboration is essential to good business, at a recent talk in the City of London.


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