Council on Spiritual Practices - Code of Ethics Code of Ethics for Spiritual Guides [Preamble] People have long sought to enrich their lives and to awaken to their full natures through spiritual practices including prayer, meditation, mind-body disciplines, service, ritual, community liturgy, holy-day and seasonal observances, and rites of passage. "Primary religious practices" are those intended, or especially likely, to bring about exceptional states of consciousness such as the direct experience of the divine, of cosmic unity, or of boundless awareness. In any community, there are some who feel called to assist others along spiritual paths, and who are known as ministers, rabbis, pastors, curanderas, shamans, priests, or other titles. We call such people 'guides': those experienced in some practice, familiar with the terrain, and who act to facilitate the spiritual practices of others. Spiritual practices, and especially primary religious practices, carry risks. 10 August 2001. Copyright © 1995 - 2001 Council on Spiritual Practices
Intergovernmental organization An intergovernmental organization (or international governmental organization; IGO) is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states), or of other intergovernmental organizations. Intergovernmental organizations are often called international organizations, although that term may also include international nongovernmental organization such as international nonprofit organizations or multinational corporations. Intergovernmental organizations are an important aspect of public international law. Intergovernmental organizations in a legal sense should be distinguished from simple groupings or coalitions of states, such as the G8 or the Quartet. Intergovernmental organizations must also be distinguished from treaties. Types and purposes Intergovernmental organizations differ in function, membership and membership criteria. Some organizations, such as NATO, have collective security or mutual defense provisions. Examples United Nations
Principios humanitarios - Gtmi De Gtmi Existe una multitud de significados que se atribuyen al término humanitario . En el contexto de la Ayuda humanitaria se trata de salvar vidas y aliviar el sufrimiento, relacionado a menudo con la Respuesta de emergencia (o si bien respuesta humanitaria), en caso de un Desastre , guerra o Conflicto armado . De esta manera, los Principios Humanitarios determinan la manera en la que se lleva a cabo una respuesta humanitaria. La Resolución 46/182 de la Asamblea General  del Sistema de Naciones Unidas (SNU) se subscribe a los tres principios de neutralidad , humanidad e imparcialidad como una guía para proveer la Asistencia humanitaria . La Resolución fue diseñada para fortalecer la respuesta humanitaria del SNU, y es aplicable a las Agencias de las Naciones Unidas que se rigen bajo el mandato de la Acción Humanitaria. Principios fundamentales Humanidad Imparcialidad Neutralidad El CICR sigue, además de los principios centrales, el principio de la neutralidad. Imperativa Humanitaria
CUBA – poorest of the healthy A decade ago I lectured to the staff of the Ministry of Health in Cuba. After my talk the Minister happily said, this graphs showed that Cuba is the healthiest of the poor countries! On the way out a young staff member whispered in my ear: - He is wrong, Cuba is just the poorest of the healthy countries. Gapminder World describes that both were right, www.bit.ly/l02EOP People in Cuba has the same life span as Chile, Portugal, South Korea, Greece and USA. But Cuba has the lowest income per person of all these countries with Life Expectancy of 79 years! Hans Rosling
International - the global coalition against corruption With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem. To address these challenges, governments need to integrate anti-corruption measures in all spheres, from their responses to the financial crisis and climate change to commitments by the international community to eradicate poverty. Notable among decliners over the past year are some of the countries most affected by a financial crisis precipitated by transparency and integrity deficits. Read the ReportDownload French report About this table Click the column headings to sort the table by rank or country.
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice International Monetary Fund The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., of "188 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system. Functions According to the IMF itself, it works to foster global growth and economic stability by providing policy, advice and financing to members, by working with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty. The rationale for this is that private international capital markets function imperfectly and many countries have limited access to financial markets. The IMF's role was fundamentally altered by the floating exchange rates post-1971.
Juegos y Actividades sobre los Derechos Humanos. " La Guerra es muy mala ESCUELAno importa el disfraz que visteperdona que no me alistebajo ninguna banderavale más cualquier quimeraque un trozo de tela triste"yo soy un moro judíoque vive con los cristianos...(Milonga del moro judío)Jorge Drexler Para ilustrar mis entradas, elijo fotografías, imágenes y viñetas, que encuentro en la red. Espero no molestar con ello a sus autores , ya que mi intención no es apoderarme de nada. Si alguien, alguna vez, se molestara por ello, ruego que me lo diga y quitaré inmediatamente las fotos, imágenes o viñetas. Gracias a todas las personas que me permiten usarlas.