Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Global youth sets agenda for UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- "Will the UN do anything soon to stop the fight between the two Koreas?" a Chinese girl asked. "What can the UN do to help Somalia?," a Somalian girl questioned. "How can you keep young people in school and keep them from terrorist action?" an Italian-American teenager wanted to know.
These and other questions were raised at the UN's first Security Council Youth Event 1.0 themed "Your world, your future: voices of a new generation" held here on Tuesday.
Around 170 children between the age of 13 and 21 submitted their answer to the question "What is the most vital challenge to peace and security facing your generation?"
It's important for the Council to hear from young people, talk with them and benefit from their wisdom as we do our work everyday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice told Xinhua.
Entries arrived from over 90 countries across the globe, in a dozen of languages. Some were written by hand, some were emailed, some were recorded on tape.
Among the three "most compelling" submissions was the request of a 17-year old girl from Venezuela if world leaders could " exchange a weapon for a smile" and if the Council could stop to finance war.
"Instead, finance our future by providing us health, education, and security," she said in a videomessage.
A 20-year old girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who was also among the winners, called on the Council to bring back durable peace to her country.
"Once durable peace is achieved, we will have the opportunity to think like other youths, to fulfill ourselves morally, physically, intellectually," she said.
A 17-year old boy from Tunisia enunciated that "terrorism is the most serious threat to international peace and security today. "
Young people don't just want talk, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, who also attended the event, said, and referred to the text of a T-shirt of a 17-year-old girl at a recent climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, stating: "You have been negotiating my whole life, don't tell me you need more time.""The message these young people send us today is very simple and direct: act, deliver, and match words with deeds," the UN chief said.
A girl from Beirut told the Council that she couldn't understand why a war can last so long, and that the most vital challenge to international peace and security facing her generation is "the inheritance of a hateful outlook toward another culture or population from a previous generation."
A 19-year old Czeck girl wrote from Cameroon that "ineffective governance" poses the most essential challenge.
Other issues that were touched on during the session included tackling cyber terrorism, climate change to end poverty and conflict, overcoming water shortages and religious and political polarization of the world.
"I, too, grew up in war. I, too, saw my village destroyed," Ban said.
"Listening to the voices of these young people, I felt very strongly that I could have been one of them," he noted.
"Though I missed some classes at school because of the event today, it was worthy to be here," 14-year-old Yuqing Wang, who moved to New York from China last year, told Xinhua.
In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, the UN proclaimed the International Year of Youth, which started on Aug. 12, 2010.

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

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Sultan Kenadid
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President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

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Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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