Healing wounded memory
Overcoming the mistrust created by the wounds of history was the focus of one of the workshops during the Caux Forum for Human Security. There is a need to shift historical narratives that perpetuate personal trauma, power imbalance, injustice and other social divisions.
Creating Coalitions of Caring
How can the human family do better in meeting the basic needs of people? How can we together reduce the fears that rob millions of hope and stifle initiative? Can we protect people from arbitrary abuses of power? How do we reduce the threats to millions of vulnerable people from global warming? Can we help heal painful memories so that individuals find freedom to take responsibility for their futures?
Simonetta Sommaruga Switzerland
Member, Swiss Council of States; elected to the Federal Council in September 2010
Luc Gnacadja Benin
Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification
Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira Burundi
Former Vice-President, Burundi
Mô Bleeker Switzerland
In case of massive human rights violations, the way you treat the past is crucial for the future. This is what my Department is working on. How do we help recovery from such violations, from a situation in which 'the other' has become a non-person, dehumanized? Every situation is different, and the people involved have to find their own solutions. In my experience, the path to sustainable reconciliation is based on efforts such as establishing the facts, implementing justice, developing reparation programmes, and impeding a repeat of the violations through institutional and structural reforms.
Ambassador Sahnoun profiled in French Daily 'La Croix'
The diplomat and former UN Special Envoy in Africa, is working on a draft declaration on human security, drawing on the resources of civil society, writes François d’Alançon in the French daily La Croix, November 27
Jornal paquistanês Dawn relata sobre o Fórum pela Segurança Humana em Caux
O jornal paquistanês de língua inglesa mais antigo e mais lido, Dawn, publicou um artigo de destaque em 13 de Agosto sob o título "Para além das muralhas do ódio", relatando sobre o Fórum pela Segurança Humana em Caux.
El periódico Dawn de Pakistán reporta sobre el Foro de Caux sobre Seguridad Humana
El más antiguo y más leído periódico en inglés de Pakistán, Dawn (El Alba), publicó un importante artículo el 13 de agosto, bajo el titular "Más allá de los muros del odio", un reporte sobre el Foro de Caux sobre Seguridad Humana.