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   The autumn edition of our newsletter is out! >>Read it 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  

    Study of the Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action
by Kate Mackintosh and Patrick Duplat, July 2013.
The study seeks to examine the impact of donors' counter-terrorism measures on principled humanitarian action. It was commissioned by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's (IASC) Task Force on Humanitarian Space and Civil-Military 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