The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Atlantic Council titled Challenges Facing Europe: A Conversation with British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch. Experts explained the atmosphere in Europe and how it is facing challenging times. The migration crisis has become a stress test on European values. Experts made recommendations that one should take in refugees, but one should also focus on the problem of violence and extremism that creates the condition of the migrant crisis. Experts also mentioned that many have fled from other parts of the world for different reasons such as instability and in hopes of financial security, and what's the best way forward to approach these complex issues. Experts discussed the existing direction is to build a new relationship between the new upcoming administration and to develop strong links in security.
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In an interactive dialogue coordinated by Group of Friends (GOF,) Madam prosecutor addressed issues at hand, and the role of International Criminal Court (ICC) in researching and gathering of necessary information to bring the criminals to the court and advancing the process of restoring rights. Shirazi Foundation places an important emphasis on rights of individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, skin color, faith and/or religion.
Director or Shirazi Foundation thanks the ICC Prosecutor for her presentation, Group of Friends (GOF,) for coordinating the interactive dialogue and hopes the court is able to fully prosecute criminals whom sought violent behavior instead of friendly dialogue to resolve differences.
Stability and security are two important Rights of citizens in all countries and regions and fair and just structure are as important are critical for both residence of all countries, but also for neighboring countries and business partners . Our United Nations Representative attends series of meetings hosted by World Federation of United Nations Association ( WFUNA ) in regards to Security Council’s Election for Westerns Europe and other Group ( WEOG ).
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. We achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.
Shirazi Foundation wishes a positive and constructive competition for candidates and hopes the elected candidates apply an all-inclusive approach where all cultures, faiths, and ethnicities from Western Europe are represented, and utilize every tool at their disposal to better assist refugees migrating from other regions, as it directly effects security of Refugee Hosting Country and promote policies towards restoring stability and security by applying political and social pluralism.
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Brookings Institution titled How do we end energy poverty? Debating solutions for increasing global electricity access. Experts covered the debate over distributed generation in energy vs centralized distribution and what is the best way forward. Experts touched on the small scale interventions around one's home that can be taken and the effects that it has on energy distribution. The historical approach to electricity was explained and how people would in the past have to migrate to urban cities to obtain electricity. Experts explained briefly the link between energy and climate change and how the two are interconnected due to biomass and its effects on the climate that results in global warming. Today globally billions rely on the traditional use of biomass for an everyday task such as cooking while biomass causes respiratory daisies that contribute to the death of millions every year. Experts expressed that the same necessity that we have for water is now the same level of necessity we currently have for energy. Experts also mentioned that there are many universities that have ramped up their programs on sustainable energy and its effects on our future.
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by Stimson Center titled Climate Change, Drought, and the US Relationship with Vietnam. Experts sought out to look for practical ways to approach difficult issues pertaining to the many aspects of water supply and droughts in Southeast Asia. A few of the well-known exports coming out of South-East Asia sea and land are shrimp and rice and droughts affect them both extremely. Experts pointed out the role that sediment plumes play and how they affect the overall ecosystem. An expert spoke of his experience with the people of South-East Asia as they searched to find the solution for the droughts and the way forward. Experts mentioned that many concerned parties involved in the process of finding solutions all had different interpretations on the way forward which seemed very puzzling. Experts explained briefly the many initiatives involved in the overall process of finding an answer to solving these droughts.
In a letter to excellencies attending the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey; shirazi foundation asks country delegates and decision makers to come up with solutions in regards to the heart breaking situation in the Middle East and consequently Europe and other countries.Read more: Shirazi Foundation's letter to the World Humanitarian Summit Attendees
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, titled Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: Accountability and Deterrence. Experts shredded light on the chemical weapons attacks and the procedures and dangers that took place to care for the many bodies that have been attacked by these chemical weapons. Experts expressed concern in the area of the treatment of those affected by the chemical weapons, and how many requests for special supplies needed to treat the patients went unanswered. Experts also spoke of the process put in place to investigate those who use chemical weapons in warfare and the many agencies involved. Experts analyzed the different steps that have to be taken to hold those who use chemical weapons accountable and the organisations that have to confirm the use of those weapons. Experts explained that more has to be done in the region to approach possible future chemical weapons attacks on innocent civilians by catching the problem before hand.
Due to an escalating amount of inhumane violence by terrorist groups, and instability within many countries, an enormous amount of the youth will be stripped of their right to be educated. In 2015, The UN Fund for Children, UNICEF, published an alarming report indicating that more than 13 million children across six nations in the Middle East have been deprived of education and around 900 schools damaged due to conflicts. Before these conflicts, some countries in the Middle East performed as the largest and most distinguished higher education systems in the region. Unfortunately, the results of conflicts have brought forth annihilation of the Universities.Read more: Conflict and its Impact on Education
This editorial aims to discuss the importance of tackling extremism by emphasizing the true and peaceful aspects of the religion of Islam. The Shirazi Foundation has gathered research on this subject to showcase the results of a peaceful world devoid of violence and terror.Read more: Countering the Culture of Terror and Violence