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Mariela Baeva
Mariela Baeva
Member of the European Parliament for Bulgaria
2007 - 2009
(first direct EP elections in Bulgaria);

LEED to OECD partner (Nanotech)

News of the Day

Egypt mosque attack: state TV raises death toll to 184

‘On the brink of disaster': children starve in siege of Syria’s former breadbasket

Manus detention centre cleared of all refugees and asylum seekers

Germany’s SPD is ready for talks to end coalition deadlock

Paradise papers: special investigation – all coverage

credit: The Guardian

 

 Alarm: “By 2030, there will be 800 million children – half the children in the world – who will not finish school with any qualifications whatsoever. That is indeed a crisis that has got to be dealt with.” – Gordon Brown, former UK PM


Charter 4 Mobile

Charter 4 mobile

Anyone interested in fundamental rights in the European Union (EU) can now have easy access to the text of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in all official languages on their mobile device: http://fra.europa.eu/en/charter4mobile



To Walk The Talk

Credit: the Municipality of Anzio, Italy

The Second World War…The small fishing port of Anzio, Italy…A child found lost on the beach in the heart of heavy bombing…Killed subsequently by an explosion from a shell, the historical chronicle reveals…

Bleeding bodies of small children lying on a carpet floor after a massacre in Al Houla, the news agencies report…

Three children have been killed in a shooting outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France, reports of a French media say…

14-year-old and his nine-year-old cousin lie in the medical tent of a boat arriving in the eastern city of Benghazi from the western city of Misrata. The boys were injured while playing close to unexploded munitions, which went off near them, a UNICEF reporter states…

Those are not simple stories.

What is the human cost of a conflict?

How are the international policy makers considering approaches to get engaged in states torn by conflicts?

How do we build peace?

How is the child’s, the woman’s, the disabled persons’, the citizens’ security an objective of the international dialogue?

How are human rights dramatically critical for the long-term sustainability of any society?

How broad is our range of taught or consciously selected values?

Those are not simple questions.

Recent OECD studies suggest that initiatives of international actors relevant to crisis prevention are often too isolated and their coverage too patchy that their effectiveness is mixed. We need to hit the ground running in planning those initiatives within a comprehensive strategy.

“Packages” of programs for conflict resolution tend to be out of vogue when local political realities scream for tailored solutions.

The tectonic shift that the world has undergone for scores of years now is already running the show in our lives. The ability of politicians and society to jointly design and follow a systemic approach to prevent risks and resolve conflicts will be the hallmark of coming years.

Mariela Baeva

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