The Foundation for Integrity in Governance in Africa, Inc., (FIGA), is a Texas non-profit foundation chartered to promote and cause integrity in governance in Africa. The 501(c)3 tax-exempt status has been approved by the the United States Internal Revenue Service, effective from May 16, 2017.
The purpose of the Lobbyists Registry is to provide openness and transparency to the public with respect to who is lobbying the Ontario government and about what. This is legislated under the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998. The Office of the Integrity Commissioner was established in 1988 as an independent ethics leader. It serves the public interest by encouraging and supporting high ethical standards that strengthen trust and confidence in the Ontario government.
FAAVM and FUNVIC EUROPA is a unique international partnership that brings together the organizations in a combined effort to maintain international security and peace through activities such as peace forums, symposiums, conventions and related activities. This partnership is essential as we continue to evolve, striving every day to become a more peaceful world.
Our advisory board is FAAVM's body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation. The informal nature of an advisory board gives greater flexibility in structure and management compared to the board of directors. Unlike the board of directors, the advisory board does not have authority to vote on corporate matters or bear legal fiduciary responsibilities. Many new or small businesses choose to have advisory boards in order to benefit from the knowledge of others, without the expense or formality of the board of directors. Thus, the board provides high-level executive support.
Our mission is to promote the implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, including through consultations with Governments, taking into account existing international standards and national legislation concerning minorities. Attention to minority issues has been demonstrated to be essential to efforts to promote human rights, development and stability. In the planning and implementation of programmes of work, minority issues can also be considered to ensure that minorities are consulted, and are able to participate effectively in decisions that affect them.
Humanitarianism is an active belief in the value of human life, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans, in order to better humanity for moral, altruistic and logical reasons. It is the philosophical belief in movement toward the improvement of the human race in a variety of areas, used to describe a wide number of activities relating specifically to human welfare. A practitioner is known as a humanitarian.Humanitarianism is an informal ideology of practice; it is "the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare." It is based on a view that all human beings deserve respect and dignity and should be treated as such. Therefore, humanitarians work towards advancing the well-being of humanity as a whole.
It is the antithesis of the "us vs. them" mentality that characterizes tribalism and ethnic nationalism. Humanitarians abhor slavery, violation of basic and human rights, and discrimination on the basis of features such as skin colour, religion, ancestry, or place of birth. Humanitarianism drives people to save lives, alleviate suffering, and promote human dignity in the middle of man-made or natural disasters. Humanitarianism is embraced by movements and people across the political spectrum. The informal ideology can be summed up by a quote from Albert Schweitzer: "Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose."
His battles for a more just and fair world and his experiences with human rights inequities inspired him to create and establish the Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities (FAAVM) as a vital socioeconomic and humanitarian instrument to vehicle social justice, fundamental freedoms, transnational solidarity and global peace amongst minorities and between peoples of the world. FAAVM existence represents a significant multilateral humanitarian system, which stands firmly as a human rights watchdog to protect human beings from crimes against humanity and to have recourse to a justice system based on the element of Truth and the Rule of Law, within the sphere of domestic and international human rights laws.
In the Development Sector, our team of Consultants possess long years of experience in practically executing projects with key stakeholders such as Parliamentarians, Provincial & local level Politicians, Ministries, Government Authorities/ Departments, Independent Commissions, Government officials, UN Agencies, INGOs, NGOs, Community Based Organizations, Academics, Professionals, Trade Unions, Religious leaders, Civil Society groups and Media at National, District and Rural Community Levels.
Lobbying involves more than persuading legislators. FAAVM professional lobbyists research and analyze legislation or regulatory proposals, attend parliamentary hearings, and educate government officials and corporate officers on important issues. Lobbying is the process through which groups articulate their interests to federal, provincial or municipal governments in order to influence public policy or government decision-making.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines offer a very reliable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to conventional Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines are less intrusive visually, even in areas such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These turbines are quieter, more bird and bat-friendly and are less expensive to maintain compared to horizontal turbines. The 4N-55 is a 55kw rated vertical axis wind turbine. Three years in development, the radical new design is manufactured in the UK and incorporates a wealth of patented design features, which greatly enhance power generating output at low wind speeds.
Impact of poverty: Absolute poverty results in extreme hunger, starvation and malnutrition. People (and children) become vulnerable to preventable diseases such as cholera, dysentery and tuberculosis, with no access to health services and medications. Death rates rise. Relative poverty on the other hand, forces people to engage in behaviors that expose them to diseases such as HIV Aids. Whiles they may not starve to death, they may live on unhealthy foods, which expose them to diseases
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
Education: Quality education empowers people to take advantage of opportunities around them. It helps children get knowledge, information and life skills they need to realize their potential. Training teachers, building schools, providing education that prevent children from accessing education are important features of poverty alleviation.
What do we mean by partnership in humanitarian action, and what does partnership look like in practice? Effective humanitarian partnerships are about more than mechanistic relationships where actors come together to achieve a set of common objectives, dividing up responsibilities and planning joint work. They also involve underlying issues of power, attitudes and styles of working. Many of the largest international NGO providers of humanitarian relief work primarily as direct implementers, or adopt a mixed approach, employing their own staff to set up and run projects as well as supporting local partners.
Global Affairs Canada manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country's international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.
For more than 10 years, FAAVM has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and socially under-represented members of our global family. The Order of Saint Paul (OSP) Canada is permanently present with medical, social and humanitarian projects in several countries in the world. To find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need:
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Since 1990, every region in the world has seen progress in a number of critical human measures: attainment of education, access to healthcare, and growth in overall income. Yet, despite these successes, one-third of the global population continues to live in extreme poverty, and communities everywhere struggle with deeply-rooted inclusive growth challenges. These are individuals and families facing systemic economic, political, social, and cultural barriers, many of them embedded in local laws and norms. They are the most vulnerable among us, and disproportionately affected by crises and disruption.
Teamwork, Achievement, Integrity, Innovation and Leadership. We promote a team-spirit environment where team leaders become proficient at dividing up tasks so they are done by the most qualified person successfully. Our Corporate Executive Board oversees the activities and strategic planning and decision making our organization. The specific responsibilities of the board are detailed in our bylaws. By fostering teamwork, we create a culture that values respect and love; because in our environment, we understand and believe that thinking, planning, and actions are better when done cooperatively. The belief that "none of us is as good as all of us.
They ensure a multi disciplinary approach to programmes; identify priority areas of action for the Organization in the Regions and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, advise on the incorporation of such priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget.
European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS) is an International Organization that focuses on monitoring International Security Threats. For more information, visit: https://www.ecips.eu/
This role acts as the first point of contact for the Regional Offices and exercises high standards of servicing and representation to a wide range of stakeholders whereas the media, governments, NGOs, corporations and others, in order to facilitate the smooth management of our Regional Offices. The FAAVM is headquartered in Ottawa Ontario Canada, with additional regional offices in Asia and The Middle East . Each regional office is responsible for coordinating the efforts of state conferences in that region.
Justice - Every person should have sufficient access to the goods and resources of society so that they can completely and easily live fulfilling lives. The rights of the individual to personal possessions and community resources must be balanced with the needs of the disadvantaged and dispossessed. The common good is reached when we work together to improve the wellbeing of people in our society and the wider world. Freedom - All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Solidarity - Everyone belongs to one human family, regardless of their national, religious, ethnic, economic, political and ideological differences. Everyone has an obligation to promote the rights and development of all peoples across communities, nations, and the world, irrespective of national boundaries. Peace - True peace requires standing up for the human rights of all the world’s people of all nations, and recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
Ensuring coherence between the functions and structures of the FAAVM Regional Offices contribute greatly to making our operations more effective. The principal function of the Regional Offices is the overall identification, planning and implementation of FAAVM's priority activities in the Regions.
Raphael Louis (Hon. H.E. Sir. Dr.) was born in Les Cayes, south shore of the island of Hispaniola, Republic of Haiti, within the Caribbean; the son of Yva Genois (mother) and the late Idanor Louis (late father). His life was considerably and deeply impacted by various socio-cultural, religious and political phenomena within Haitian societies. He arrived in the United States of America (U.S.A) in May of 1992, and immigrated in Canada in September of 1993 as a socio-political refugee, recognized unanimously by the UN International Refugee Tribunal.
Poverty should and can be completely eradicated, as it largely caused by human factors. Over the past years there has been a lot of Poverty Alleviation Programs designed to break the cycle of poverty in many households and communities in the world. The result is remarkable, but there is still a lot to be done. Poverty alleviation involves the strategic use of tools such as education, economic development, health and income redistribution to improve the livelihoods of the worlds poorest by governments and internationally approved organizations. They also aim at removing social and legal barriers to income growth among the poor.
The Damauli UNESCO Club was established in 2000 A.D. as a sister concern of UNESCO. After the establishment of Federation of UNESCO in 1972, many UNESCO clubs were registered in many districts in Nepal. The Damauli UNESCO Club has been working on different areas like Education, Cultural heritage protection and promotion, Natural Science, Environment conservation, communication media, Social and Human Science, Human Rights, etc.
Humanitarian service may include emergency response to natural disasters, such as an earthquake or a tsunami, or man-made disasters, such as the effects of war and famine. It may also be part of a longer-term effort to meet serious and more entrenched human needs, such as the need to alleviate disease. Humanitarian action is intended to “save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made crises and disasters caused by natural hazards, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for when such situations occur”. Furthermore, FAAVM humanitarian action is governed by the key humanitarian principles of: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
The FAAVM Minority Rights Experts highlight that Governments are urged to provide detailed consideration of the situations of minority groups and statistical data that helps to reveal the status of minorities in relation to other groups. To assist such efforts, a wealth of work is undertaken by FAAVM not only on conceptualization of the rights of persons belonging to minorities but also good practices and other measures for the promotion and protection of minorities.
The diplomatic corps or corps diplomatique is the collective body of foreign diplomats accredited to a particular country or body. The diplomatic corps may, in certain contexts, refer to accredited heads of mission ambassadors, high commissioners, and others who represent their countries in another state or country.
Our mission-driven strategy is a framework to help our board align our programs and services with the values and priorities of our organization goals and objectives. Our established board commitment to driving our mission forward at every opportunity is essential. Such a commitment helps everyone in the organization create a solid operational structure and a strong identity.
“GRUVIINNO" Consultancy Services is a collaboration of Professionals with diversified academic and professional knowledge, skills and long years of practical experience & expertise on Project Management in Development, Government and Corporate Sectors that blends together. Our Project consultants offer their expertise to help FAAVM achieve its organizational goals and objectives worldwide.
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The main goal of our partnership is to maintain professional network of local and foreign organizations to support an international security and intelligence policy and platform by drawing upon the expertise of academics, civil societies, governments and think-tank communities locally, nationally and internationally mainly to prevent and combat crimes against humanity. The international system has witnessed dramatic changes in the recent past. Questions relating to protection of civilians and humanitarian intervention, challenge all of us to rethink our understanding of international peace and conflict.
While many argued that issues related to minorities would be best addressed through a combination of respect for individual human rights and the growing attention being paid to the right of colonial territories to self-determination, the United Nations did address minority issues in a number of specific cases. For example, the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide prohibits the destruction of “a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such”.
In 1947, the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities was created as a sub-body of the Commission on Human Rights and an influential study on that issue prepared for the Sub-Commission by Special Rapporteur Francesco Capotorti was published in 1979.4 In the 1960s, three important treaties were adopted that also addressed minority rights.
In 1960, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the Convention against Discrimination in Education, which recognized the right of minority group members to carry out their own educational activities, including establishing their own schools and teaching their own language. In 1965, the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which prohibits any distinction “based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin”. In 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights included in article 27 a specific provision concerned with minorities, a principal legal tool to advance minority rights.
The FAAVM is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Our major focus involves using various multifunctional civil rights programs to help our mostly disadvantaged, underprivileged minorities as men, women and children. Via the FAAVM multilateral humanitarian systems, and activities, we're able to reach out to these people who are very difficult to reach via more traditional-type programs. We then use these activities to help improve the quality of life of these disadvantaged communities. nationwide and worldwide.
Securing minority rights assists in achieving stable and prosperous societies, in which human rights, development and security are achieved by all, and shared by all. Within this wider context of minority issues, the normative framework provided by minority rights should be understood as a necessary element to ensure integrated societies and to promote social inclusion and cohesion.
The Canada Minority Rights Act is part of our constitutional reform campaign; and a legislative project, whereas the main objectives are to reinforce the Constitution and subsequently proposing Constitutional amendments to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom in order to secure and protect all Canadian Citizens Civil Rights, implementing the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
We also seek the creation of a Federal Government Ministry to initiate and launch The Federal Ministry of Minorities (FMM); whereas a Federal Government Department to be created by the Office of the Prime Minister; through special Parliamentary Act; whereas the Senate and the House of Commons. The term "nationality", historically often used to designate a membership to a national community, rather refers to the citizenship of a country and is mostly overcome in the context of minority rights issues.