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.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2012

The Geneva office of Initiatives of Change organized a presentation of the coming Caux Conferences, on Thursday 14th of June. Key speaker was Cornelio Sommaruga, as well as conference organizers and related actors.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2012

A community with a vision to 'be the change you want to see in the world' is emerging in the heart of Ukraine. Evgeniya Koroleva writes about their journey over last two years: The ups and downs of building buildings, building a community and building people.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012
Carl Stauffer with his wife Carolyn and 2012 scholar Singmila from India

Chills ran up and down my spine as I felt a heavy emotion settle like a cloud over the training group. What was going on? This was a role-play simulation and yet it felt so real – I had facilitated this particular restorative justice exercise on many occasions in 20 different countries in Africa, but this time it was different.

Monday, 11 June, 2012

The 2012 NDHR celebration in Edmonton on June 8th was co-sponsored this year by The African Centre and the Native Counselling Services of Alberta.

The event brought together members of the African and Aboriginal communities at a unique cultural celebration of drumming, dance, conversation and food.

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