Yearly Archives: 2006

First workshop on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts in Paris

Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis along with various prominent personalities, who fight for Peace, participated in a workshop of experts with the topic: “Civilians’ security during armed conflicts” which was held in Paris, in September 2006.

This meeting was yet one more initiative of H.E. Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, President of “The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement” aiming at the investigation of the deficiency of the worldwide peace organisations and international humanistic regulations to adequately protect the civilians as well as finding out efficient solutions towards their empowerment.

The issues that concerned the delegates were the following:

Charity gala for the fight against drugs

Prominent personalities from all over the world, invited by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, founder and President of the Mentor Foundation, declared their vigorous decision to impede the spread of drugs and their will to protect the children and the young people from the threat of drugs, with their presence in the charity gala of the Mentor Foundation. […]

2006 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

From 15 to 16 March 2006, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris was the venue for an impressive gathering of the Organization’’s Goodwill Ambassadors. The 2006 Annual Meeting convened by the Director-General, brought together a large number of outstanding personalities. […]

Institute for Peace Studies

The “Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement” launched the first “Institute of Peace Studies” in the Arab region in February 2006 dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of peace.

Hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Institute serves as the academic arm of the Movement developing training and research programs designed to disseminate practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and environmental aspects.

It also focuses on exploring ways and means of expanding the role of women and the young generation in the process of peace building. In realizing its objectives, the Institute will engage in partnerships,

The «Αthens Principles» in Davos

Prominent personalities were present in the World Economic Forum held in Davos, on the 25th till the 29th of January 2006, such as the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, governmental and non-governmental officials, businessmen, as well as Nobel Peace Prize laureates, writers and artists recruited in the fight for the human rights protection – the actress Angelina Jolie, UN Goodwill Ambassador, the musician Bono, who is actively involved in the fight against poverty in Africa, and others.

The aim of the Forum was to put forward the big issues – financial and social that concern our planet,