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The autumn edition of our newsletter is out! >>Read it here.
This is a call for participation in a survey to help protect civil society from regulations made by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This is for non-profit organisations (NPOs) that either work with international programs, receive foreign funding or work in conflict zones. We are looking for your help to address the negative impact the FATF's program promoting anti-terrorist financing regulations for the non-profit sector. The information from this survey will be used to provide civil society input into FATF's update of its guidance on non-profits. With your help we can bring a more balanced view and understanding of the way our sector mitigates security risks, as well as the costs and utility of counterterrorism measures. The survey will take 10-20 minutes to fill out. The survey can be taken online here.
Survey deadline is Nov. 8. Deadline extended until 12 November. Read more information here. To (pre)view the survey in Word, click here.
30 September - 1 October: Seminar: Human Security Perspectives on Developments in the Middle East
As part of the Civil Society Network for Human Security, GPPAC, Human Security Collective and the Global Political Trends Centre (Turkey) organised a seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 September and 1 October, titled "Human Security Perspectives on Developments in the Middle East". The seminar focused on human security issues as experienced in the Middle East region, and in particular the role of Turkey in addressing these challenges. There were several panels that discussed issues such as the Turkish Kurdish reconciliation process, domestic human security challenges, and regional revolutions and conflicts. The program can be found here. >>Read more
Youth as Leaders and Changemakers - by Gabriella Vogelaar, 22 March 2013. My second blog reflecting on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Youth consultation in Tunis, Tunisia, 13 – 15 March 2013. "Youth is often talked about as the troublemakers. The ones that are most likely to turn to violence to vent their frustrations. However, I think that youth should also be recognized for their role as leaders of positive social change, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While at the Youth workshop in Tunisia last week, I was interested in hearing their stories... >>Read more
Relations asked the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) as an independent comprehensive study... >>Read more
BLOG: "Stories from the Middle Eastern Youth" - by Gabriella Vogelaar
Reflecting on Day 1 of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Youth consultation in Tunis, Tunisia, 13 – 15 March 2013. "Today I was at the first day of the MENA Youth Consultation / Regional Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia: a three-day workshop with youth from the Middle East region, with training on leadership skills and fostering positive social change. The countries represented are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen and Palestine. Participants are from a diverse mix of backgrounds, which makes it a very vibrant and lively atmosphere. There are 5 or 6 participants from different areas from each country, most of whom have never met their fellow nationals before..." >>Read the full blog here
BLOG: "Balancing Freedom and Security" - by Lia van Broekhoven
Reflecting on the UNCCT Conference on International and Regional Counter-terrorism Strategies, January 2013, Bogota. >>Read the full blog here