S. Shinkichi & R. Saleh: Peacebuilding in the Middle East and Africa

December 1, 2010

In Islam, the beneficial use of water is best viewed from the perspective of the broad provisions against misuse of rights. Rights to water are governed by moral and legal regulations. The former require good conduct and consideration for others as well as conformity to accepted norms.


Egyptian Performers at Africa Day Event in New York

May 25, 2010

New York, United States - In a speech delivered at the New York City celebration of Africa Day, May 25, hosted by the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body’s top priorities. See the Africa Day website.

For videos of the gala multi-national entertainment at the Manhattan Center, click on the name of the country: Algeria, Angola, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal.


B. Boutros-Ghali: United Nations Renewal

May 23, 2009

Does one need a catastrophe such as World War I or World War II? Or a third catastrophe, such as the Cold War? Or a fourth catastrophe, which we are experiencing in this moment, which is the economic crisis, to incite us to reform the outdated and anachronistic international institutions?


A. Hegazy: Statement on the International Day of Families

May 18, 2009

As we build good marriages and strong families, we can transform this world, as families become the agents of development and social transformation for peace in this world.


Day of Families Celebrated in Cairo

May 16, 2009

Cairo, Egypt - On the occasion of the UN International Day of Families, messages about the International Day of Families were circulated to about 75 people. On May 15 ten families (about 43 persons) met for lunch and to listen to a reading of the declarations about this commemorative day.


M.A.Z. Badawi: Internal and External Challenges

January 2, 2006

The 20th century was probably the most disastrous century for Islam. It began with the defeat of the Caliphate in the First World War, with Islam losing in the process its territory and its control of the three holy places: Jerusalem to the Europeans or to the English, and the two holy places to the Wahhabis, who were supposed to be enemies of the Caliph. The cancellation of the Caliphate left the Muslim world without reference, without a direction at all. The entire Muslim world became colonized, became part directly controlled from the West or indirectly so controlled.