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2005-11-10: From Shaebia.org;
2005-11-12: Guideline for NGOs in Thunis;
2005-11-12: Media Education;
2005-11-12: Tunis – Legual Issues;
2005-11-13: WSIS in Tunis – the education, academia and research taskforce;
2005-11-13: PRO-POOR ICTS FOR EDUCATION;
2005-11-15: Info note to NGOs;
2005-11-15: News-Links from WSIS Tunis;
2005-11-18: CONGO at WSIS Tunis;
2005-11-26: Mental health, human rights and legislation;
2005-11-28: Annual Peace Conference 2006;
2005-11-30: op-icescr – February 2006 in GENEVA.

op-icescr – February 2006 in GENEVA

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Open-ended working group to consider options regarding the elaboration of an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social an Cultural Rights (op-icescr), 6 February – 17 February 2006 in Geneva

DRAFT PROGRAMME OF WORK

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Annual Peace Conference 2006

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The IRFF news, from the International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF International) and (IRFF Europe), tells us on 28.11.05 – Notre Dame 2006 Annual Peace Conference: Call for Papers (Kroc Institute Student Peace Conference) – The University of Notre Dame’s annual Student Peace Conference will take place on March 31 and April 1, 2006. The conference is officially sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is planned and directed entirely by undergraduate peace studies students of the University.

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Mental health, human rights and legislation

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Please find here an information on a publication from WHO on June 2005: A press release was issued and a press conference held to launch the WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation on Monday, 20 June.

The WHO Resource Book provides information on how international human rights standards are relevant to people with mental disorders. It discusses the obligations of countries to use legislation to promote, respect and fulfill the human rights of this uniquely vulnerable population. It also offers practical guidance on what should go into a mental health law and how good mental health law can promote access to care and prevent some of the stigmatization and discrimination that people with mental disorders face all too often. Finally, it provides strategies for developing and adopting mental health law as well as to ensure its effective implementation.

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CONGO at WSIS Tunis

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SECOND PHASE OF WSIS, 16-18 NOVEMBER, TUNIS STATEMENT FROM RENATE BLOEM PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF NGOS (CONGO)

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News-Links from WSIS Tunis

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Hereafter some links for more informations:

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Info note to NGOs

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Information Note to non-governmental organizations: The Secretariat of the Commission on Human Rights has the honour to inform non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC that, at the initiative of the President of the 60th session of the General Assembly and the two Co-chairs,

1) Open-ended informal consultations on the establishment of a Human Rights Council will be held on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in room XVII of the Palais des Nations.

2) A meeting with non-governmental organizations on “The 2005 World Summit Outcome: follow-up and implementation” will be held on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (room still to be confirmed).

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PRO-POOR ICTS FOR EDUCATION

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Roundtable Panel on PRO-POOR ICTS FOR EDUCATION, Innovation, research, monitoring and evaluation, Parallel Events of WSIS Tunis:

Thursday, 17 November 2005, 9:00 – 11:00AM, Salle/Room Nabeul

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WSIS in Tunis – the education, academia and research taskforce

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You are invited to attend the parallel event mentioned below, supported by the education, academia and research taskforce. Divina FRAU-MEIGS, coordinator.

Lundi 14 novembre 2005:

OUVERTURE OFFICIELLE

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Tunis – Legual Issues

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You and your colleagues are invited to attend a seminar on legal issues in the global information society, Thursday, 17 November, 10 a.m., Kram Exhibition Center, Room Gafsa. In response to several inquiries, we confirm that there is no fee, and there is no need to pre-register for the session.

Center for International Legal Studies, P.O. Box 19, A5033 Salzburg, Austria, Tel +43 662 835399, Fax +43 662 835171, US Fax 1 509 3560077.

Media Education

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MENTOR (INT’L ASSO. FOR MEDIA EDUCATION) IS ORGANIZING A PARALLEL EVENT IN TUNIS IN CO-ORDINATION WITH THE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TASKFORCE

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Guideline for NGOs in Thunis

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THERE ARE MANY EVENTS PROPOSED BY CIVIL SOCIETY AND IT’S A GREAT THING!

TO SEE MORE CLEARLY AND TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME GUIDANCE IN THIS MAZE, PLEASE FIND THE LIST OF EVENTS ORGANIZED, CO-ORGANIZED OR CO-SPONSORED BY THE EDUCATION, ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH TASKFORCE :

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From Shaebia.org

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Interview with Dr. Tej N. Dhar Regarding the Journal of Eritrean Studies, by Simon Mesfun, from Shaebia.org, Nov 10, 2005 – In 2002 the University of Asmara started to publish a journal titled ‘Journal of Eritrean Studies’ to provide researchers an opportunity for making their contributions known to the public.

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