News & Updates (Category: HUMANITY UNITED NEWS)
Humanity United’s Founder and Board Chair, Pam Omidyar, is also a board member of USA for UNHCR, which supports the UN Refugee Agency’s humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world.
Humanity United is excited to have the 10th annual Global Philanthropy Forum right in its own backyard of Redwood City, Calif. this year. Whether you’re joining the conference in person or online, you can catch the Humanity United team on several panels.
Through support from Humanity United, The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI), part of Carnegie Mellon University, will conduct a three-day conference in Monrovia, Liberia later this year to examine ways to prevent violence ahead of the crucial 2011 presidential elections in that country. The workshops will bring together Liberian government and civil society leaders, together with international stakeholders, to focus on the greatest areas of risk for violence during all stages of the election cycle.
With the tropical storms blown away, the Kampala Conference on the International Criminal Court began the formal exercise of “stocktaking” yesterday, looking at where the Court has been in its first eight years. The morning session opened with a meeting on how the Court relates to victims and affected communities, which focused on outreach to victims, reparations, and the experience of victims in dealing with the “ICC” , as described by some survivors of violence in “Darfur” . A series of meetings kept me from attending, but according to people I spoke to, one interesting topic that the session raised was how to enhance the ability of the international community to find the assets of perpetrators and use them to provide reparations to the victims.
Under an overcast sky with intermittent tropical downpours, the “ICC” Review Conference wound its way through a set of “interventions” (read: speeches) by heads of delegations on Tuesday.
A number of inspirational and enlightening “NGO” side events took place in Kampala yesterday. In one event, African NGOs shared their perspectives on the Court, and panelist Oby Nwankwo described how Nigerian NGOs mobilized to convince their government to rescind a state invitation to Sudanese President Bashir because of the “ICC” indictment.
Humanity United’s Sudan Now campaign received an Honorable Mention in the Human Right Communications category at the 2010 CSR Awards, presented by PR News, a leading public relations and communications industry publication.
Read more on pg. 13 of this PDF announcement.
Humanity United is among several philanthropic organizations supporting the Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat, which was recently profiled in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. “For Liberia, the secretariat is a sign of a growing optimism about the nation’s future.”
Read the article on philanthropy.com
Sudan Now launched a series of ads in January, targeting five senior officials tasked with reviewing the progress of the Obama Administration’s Sudan policy. Read more about the ad campaign Washington Post columnist Al Kamen called true creativity.
Randy Newcomb, president and CEO of Humanity United, appeared on the Dec. 9, 2009 episode of CNN’s “Amanpour“ to discuss the need for international engagement in Sudan during this critical time in the country’s history. “Nobody can say that we were caught by surprise,” Newcomb told viewers. “It’s a moment in time where the international community can get this one right.”
His appearance followed a Dec. 3 testimony to Congress on Sudan.