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In June 2014, Pax Romana ICMICA meets PCL (Pontifical Council for Laity): it seemed open to new relationship. In October 2014, we ask to attend the conference organized in November. PCL replied that it was a special meeting for new communities, but proposed to do something special for us. In November, a first project was discussed with the PCL officer in charge of associations. But in January, final negative answer, they just want to meet us individually, under our request.
During the AGM, our member Faith Odhiambo has been elected as the secretary for the NIYOA board. Hence it means that ICMICA Africa has the position of the secretary.
The Network of International Youth Organisations in Africa (NIYOA) is a network that brings together international youth organizations working in Africa to empower young people to take active role in the society. As a youth platform for the International Organisations in Africa, NIYOA serves the interest of young people all over Africa, promoting their active participation in development and educating them on the values and principles of peace, democracy and co-operation.
Please find below a call of the President of the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe.
If your experience, your skills, answer the indicated criteria and if you wish to make a commitment in this expert's mission, I invite you to send me your motivated application.
+33 6 07 79 11 34
Permanent Delegate of Pax Romana
to the Council of Europe
"Dear NGO representative,
In order to ensure the existence of the best possible articulation between Council of Europe norms and the associative practice in the member states of the Council of Europe, the Conference of INGOs created the Expert Council on NGO Law in 2008. Its mission is ...
Annual report in the Council of Europe (CoE)
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For the last four years, KMCP has undertaken a number of activities. These include:
- Spiritual formation of members
- Mobilizing Catholic Professionals, to participating in the current democratic reforms in Kenya
- Promoting and popularizing Catholic Social Teaching among Catholic Professionals in Kenya
- Facilitating the growth of Student Christian Movements (I.M.C.S and Y.S.C)
- Facilitating school to work transition of Young Professionals (recent graduates)
- Establishing the presence of KMCP in Kenya's Dioceses in view to unite all Catholic Professionals Associations
- Promoting Millennium Development Goals
- Establishing an Africa wide Secretariat for Pax Romana Africa Region.
- Providing mentorship to young ICMICA movement in Africa.
Read the full report in attached file
KMCP Paxromana in conjunction with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other Faith based organisations notably Edmond Rice advocacy and Franciscans International, and civil society organizations in Kenya organised the live screening, through a webcast of the review of Kenya under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism. The only public viewing was done at the Auditorium of Paul VI Learning resource Centre at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi on , January 22nd 2015.
Over three hundred participants followed proceeding at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and later held a panel discussion on the emerging themes.
Dear Friends of SIIAEC,
We are very glad that we are finally able to send you the tentative programme of this year’s SIIAEC meeting, planned from 8th to 10th May 2015, in Prague, as we already announced some weeks ago. Of course, we assume that it will attract many participants, and so we want to invite you and your acquaintances who are interested in the topic to join us in Prague.
We want also to inform you that we have already contacted potential speakers who are familiar with the today’s political and economic challenges.
Included you will find the registration form which we would need back as soon as possible, preferably until 22nd of February, at the latest until 15th of March, so that we can make all arrangements required for this weekend-event.
& the Austrian Team
europeinfos #179 - February 2015
Europeinfos is starting a series of articles to better understand the issues in relation to COP21 and the current and future challenges that climate change presents for Europe.
A National level residential workshop has been concluded here in Kathmandu analyzing the policies, regulations related to human rights adopted by the Government of Nepal for the protection of human rights and the situation of their implementation process.
The Universal Periodic Review will be submitted as a document from civil society to the United Nations Human Rights Commission on 23rd March, 2015. The workshop was coordinated by Jagrit Child and Youth Concern Nepal where seven of the civil society organizations representing 45 different organizations participated in detail discussions about their work and working sector. There were 50 participants.
60th International Meeting ROME July 23rd – 28th/29th, 2015
The attitude of so many young people to work makes evident their condition of uncertainty, their lack of confidence and a generalized weakness, which induce us to reflect on the responsibilities of the institutions and persons who are in charge of the education and formation of adolescents and youngsters.
Moreover, it often happens that institutions, the school, the family, do not seem capable of providing the instruments for facing the difficulties, nor of generating confidence, nor of offering adequate answers.
After couple of months of exercise, Pax-Romana has recently formed coalition of Nepali stakeholders and civil societies for preparing collation for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal under the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in November 2015.
Not long before, in September 2014, Pax Romana came in idea of preparing joint reports for upcoming UPR of Nepal, which was already a late start. Despite of various internal limitations, the collation process officially kicked off when former Secretary General; Ms. Laurence KWARK visited Nepal in late November 2014. She is currently represents Pax Romana for United Nations.
The myth or reality (?) of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Committee on Enforce Disappearance (CED) brought civil society organizations, human rights defenders, advocates and conflict victims together to express their gross concern over controversial provisions in TRC-Act in a UPR consultation meeting at Capital Kathmandu.
The Act was passed in parliament by the support from major political party’s whip to favor in April 2014 that provides power to grant amnesty even to those who are involved in crime under international law. Act also prohibits legal action in mediated cases, do not recognize the rights of reparation and promote reconciliation on serious human rights violations. Despite the appeal from common platform of victims, president approved the Act in May 2014.
RNDr. Igor Túnyi, DSc., President of the Federation of the Slovak Christian Intellectuals and the President of the Slovak Physical Society passed away after long and heavy disease at the age of 65.
Igor Túnyi was born on 13 November 1949 in Kokava nad Rimavicou, Slovakia. He graduated at the Charles university in Prague, obtained his PhD. from the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and later on also the degree of Doctor of Sciences (DSc.), the highest scientific degree in Slovakia. He spent nearly all his carrier – with the exception of four years – at the Geophysical Institute of SAS, and served as its director for two terms. In the years 2005-2011 he was a member of the Presidium of SAS.
For many years, he has been a member of the Presidium of the Federation of the Slovak Christian Intellectuals (ÚSKI), and he has been elected the President of ÚSKI in April 2011. Dr. Túnyi coped with these new duties successfully, even though handicapped by his illness since summer 2013.
He has been active in science; his main opus, monograph on influence of magnetic field on creation and development of compact objects including our Earth, is just in press. He also received several medals for scientific results.
The International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA), composed of professionals is a powerful preaching toll of the church. Living in the world by the witness of the gospel is the goal of each member of the ICMICA. The report of the activities we are presenting takes into account the activities handed for the training of its members (spiritual activities, trainings and service meetings) on one hand, and trainings given by the ICMICA to some of the groups which request the expertise of its members on the second hand.
II- REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES
A consultative meeting was organized by coalition of more than twenty national level civil societies NGOs funded by Pax Romana.
Around forty religious leaders from (Hindu, Christian and Bahai), media person, educators and organizational leaders have expressed their concerns about policy and legal provision regarding religious freedom in Nepal.Rights to freedom of practice of religious minority are challenged due to the wider cultural practice based on religious majority.
‘Art and cultural practices are constraining religious rights’ said Mr. Lok Mani Dhakal; a member of Constitutional Assembly. “Republic system itself is not in favour of minority because of two third voting provisions”- he added.
Mr. Raju Pradhan, a Nepali Christian professional made a paper presentation about the religious issues and constitutional/legal provision for freedom of belief and practice.
10 Jan, 2015| Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepali youth marched in the Capital, demanding promulgation of human rights friendly new constitution. Street discussion is being organized in front of Constitution Assembly hall.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will join the Unity Rally for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack and for freedom of expression in Paris by invitation of President Hollande and the French government (Place de la République, 15h).
The Secretary General accepted the invitation as the chief representative of the European Convention on Human Rights which protects fundamental freedoms in Europe. Article 10 of the convention guarantees freedom of expression including media freedom.