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Declaration of Alumni of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Programme to Heads of States and Governments at the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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At the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, which is being held in troubled times of renewed violence and manifestations of anger between Western, Middle-East and North African countries, we thought it is our responsibility to share a message as Alumni of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Programme.

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MEDIA ALERT: Kofi Annan steps down as UN special envoy to Syria

August 2nd, 2012, Media Alerts

UN Peacekeeping Mission to suspend operations in Syria

Kofi Annan has resigned from his position as the United Nations special envoy to Syria. The former UN Secretary-General will not renew his mandate when it expires at the end of this month.

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Chris Bashinelli

UN Youth Expert, Bridge the Gap Executive Director and Host

July 23rd, 2012, Civil Society, Development, English, Migration and Integration, North America, North America, Somalia, Subsaharan Africa, USA, Youth Issues

Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli is a United Nations Youth Expert and the executive producer and host of Bridge the Gap, a television series that fosters intercultural dialogue by highlighting stories of everyday life from the around the world on film. Chris travels the world as a Youth Expert for the United Nations, meeting with people and finding out [...]

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Sectarianism after the Arab Spring: An Exaggerated Spectre

June 25th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

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Sectarianism experienced a boost in the aftermath of the 2011 popular uprisings in the Arab world. But a closer look reveals that Arab leaders’ over-emphasis on the dangers of sectarianism conveniently served their purpose of safeguarding ruling elites’ hold on power. The international community should not be overly taken in by the narrative that reforms should be limited due to sectarian tension.

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MEDIA ALERT: Western nations expel Syrian diplomats

May 29th, 2012, Media Alerts

Syrians attend to bodies for a mass funeral

SYRIA – Six Western governments announced the expulsion of Syrian diplomats Tuesday responding to the 108 civilian deaths in Houla last week.

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The Internationalization of Tahrir Square

April 4th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

By Karim Kasim – In the last week of July, the United Nations held its High Level Meeting on Youth as part of the closing of the International Year of Youth 2011 in the General Assembly. This year was definitely a historic year that witnessed the massive mobilization and leadership of youth in the Arab world.

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