Caitlyn Jordan Virginia Dandan, an independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council, lectured on solving local issues on an international level.This is especially important in developing countries, Dandan said, since they may not have the means required to solve a problem.“Many countries lack the financial resources and lack the human resources necessary to handle problems on their own,” she said.Yet international solidarity is still important in more established countries, Dandan said.“Even in wealthy countries, there are still pockets of poverty that remain,” Dandan said. “In trying to eradicate inequality and discrimination, what country in the world can do this on its own? They need international cooperation.”This international cooperation is universally beneficial, Dandan said.“Countries are still interdependent with each other,” she said. “They are still interrelated in what they’re doing.”Dandan said fighting human rights violations through international solidarity would make the causes of these violations clearer to other countries dealing with similar issues.“International solidarity tries not only to encourage human rights, but is able to get to the root causes of the violations of human rights at the international level,” she said.The movement aims to help all countries involved by promoting the values of the United Nations, Dandan said.“The collective purposes and actions of international solidarity must be directed towards fostering the three pillars of the United Nations, which are peace and security, development and human rights,” Dandan said.Luigi Crema, a visiting Kellogg fellow from the University of Milan, provided commentary on Dandan’s talk and discussed her role in the United Nations.“She is trying to take an idea from the limited boundaries of a political body and move it towards international needs,” he said.The global fight against terrorism is an example of international solidarity, since many countries acknowledge the threat terrorism poses and have worked together in an attempt to eliminate it, Crema said.“This fight embodies a political view that is global and not just local,” Crema said.Everyone can participate in international solidarity by remaining aware of global issues and becoming involved in attempts to eradicate these issues, Dandan said.“Those hopes that you have for your own individual tomorrow must include a very real engagement with what is happening around us,” she said. “Let us not give [future generations] a world where they have no more choices to make because they have to live with what we have done today.”Tags: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, international solidarity, Kellogg Center for International Studies, UN Human Rights Council, United Nations, Virginia Dandan Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council Virginia Dandan spoke about the importance of international solidarity in a lecture Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Dandan said the goal of international solidarity is to allow local issues to be solved on an international level.“International solidarity is a platform that broadens the participation of implementing human rights across borders,” Dandan said.
The delegation of the B&H Football Association, made up of President Elvdein Begić, Vice-Presidents Darko Ljubojević and Ivan Beus, General Secretary Jasmin Baković, Secretary of the coaching staff Elmir Pilav, Manager Adnan Džemidžić and Spokesperson Slavica Pecikoza, participated at FIFA’s seminar yesterday on occasion of today’s lottery draw for the World Cup in the Brazilian city of Costa do Sauipeu. Some of the topics they spoke about are procedures for the lottery, team bases, transport, etc.The seminar began with a film on the host country, and the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter opened the seminar.In his introduction speech, Blatter singled out the B&H team as a debut and congratulated them for placement to the World Cup, and told a short story about the B&H team: ‘’One month ago I was in Sarajevo as part of the manifestation of the International League of Humanists, of which I am a member. Then, the B&H team had still not qualified for the World Cup, but you all know that there are three religions over there that football united’’, announced from the B&H Football Association.(Source: Fena)
The Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committee (EOK) visited the cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, organizers of the Winter Youth Olympics (EYOF) 2017 and determined the condition of the venues and other infrastructure that is necessary for the competition.Manager of EYOF u EOK Katerina Nycova and member of EOK Commission for EYOF Jozef Liba spent two days in these cities and judging by the statements that they gave at today’s press conference, they are satisfied with the work that has been done.‘’Progress is visible in the facilities that we visited. We were here before. This is our third visit and we can say that we are satisfied with what has been done. In the coming period Sarajevo and East Sarajevo have much more to do, but I believe that everything will go according to plan and that you will have a great Youth Olympics’’, said Liba.Nycova spoke of the good cooperation of EOK and the Coordination Commission of EYOF 2017, with the General Director Samir Avdić at the head.