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  Cairo Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cairo Conference (codenamed "SEXTANT") of November 22-November 26, 1943, held in Cairo, Egypt, addressed the Allied position against Japan during World War II and made decisions about postwar Asia.
On another hand, supporters of Chinese reunification insists the Cairo Declaration is a legitimate historical document, given the fact that it was cited by clause eight of the Potsdam Declaration and referred to by the Japanese Instrument of Surrender.
Cairo Anti-war Conference: For the contemporary Cairo Conference against U.S. hegemony and war on Iraq and in solidarity with Palestine
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cairo_Conference   (315 words)

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights, the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights and International Politics magazine held a conference in Cairo from the 5th - 7th July on priorities and mechanisms of reform in the Arab world.
When conferences are sponsored by governments themselves they must surely result in a programme and detailed plan of action and time frame for the implementation of reform demands raised by political forces.
Conference discussions made clear that the foremost demand for political reform in countries with republican political systems was the exchange of power and the imposition of a time limit on presidential terms of office.
www.eohr.org /press/2004/pr0720.htm   (1901 words)

 Issues in Islam: Cairo Population Conference Still Controversial
In April of last year conference officials began to pick up "vibes of what was coming—an attack on the concept of the conference and on the conference itself," Ibrahim told a recent seminar at Washington, DC's Population Reference Bureau.
While the ICPD was known as "the Cairo conference," Omran points out that it was actually three conferences: the official plenary conference, a meeting of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with population issues, and a third session which brought together parliamentarians from various countries.
Conference critic Ahmad believes the emphasis on overarching governmental population efforts is misplaced, arguing that decisions about population growth are made by individuals.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/0495/9504067.htm   (1957 words)

 Cairo Conference - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cairo Conference Nov. 22-26, 1943, World War II meeting of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of China at Cairo, Egypt.
Ten years later: the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, which took place in Cairo, Egypt, was a watershed event for population control.
UN: Cairo meeting on convening conference on measures to enforce fourth Geneva convention ends.
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 Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign: 3rd Cairo Conference: With the Resistance in Palestine and Iraq…
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Cairo Conference will be held in Egypt to continue and strengthen the International Campaigns against the US and Zionist Occupation in the Middle East.
Cairo Conference is a framework that represents Egyptian groups and trends against globalization, imperialism, Zionism, occupation and political oppression.
Cairo Declarations with the principal exclusion of any party or individual involved in normalization with Israel, or in any sort of cooperative relation with the US administration or any of its institutions including receipt of its funds, or supportive in any way of the Zionist “peace” projects or the occupation-appointed government in Iraq.
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The Conference was convened under the auspices of the United Nations and was organized by a secretariat composed of the Population Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis and UNFPA.
It was the largest intergovernmental conference on population and development ever held, with 11,000 registered participants, from governments, UN specialized agencies and organizations, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and the media.
Indeed, one of the greatest achievements of the Cairo Conference has been the recognition of the need to empower women, both as a highly important end in itself and as a key to improving the quality of life for everyone.
www.unfpa.org /icpd/icpd.htm   (876 words)

 What Really Happened at Cairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cairo was the third in a series of decennial international population conferences.
It was no surprise, then, that Prep-Com III produced a truly radical draft document for the Cairo conference, in which only six of 118 pages were devoted to the conference's ostensible topic of "population and development," with the bulk of the rest given over to proposals for a lifestyle revolution of awesome proportions.
That the Cairo conference did not adopt, but in fact rejected, key aspects of its planners' agenda was the result of a variety of factors: nervousness in Latin America, resistance from Islamic societies, and resentment in certain African countries of what they saw as Western cultural imperialism.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9502/articles/weigel.html   (4334 words)

 Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993 (Conservation at the Getty)
The conference, which focused on restoration of Islamic monuments in Egypt, was held June 12-15, 1993 at the American University in Cairo.
The conference's objective was to assemble a consortium of expertise to assist the local and foreign governments in earthquake response efforts.
The conference was attended by over 200 participants who reviewed the earthquake recovery efforts undertaken by Egyptian and foreign teams, exchanged information about similar experiences elsewhere in the world, and developed recommendations for future work in Cairo's historic zone.
www.getty.edu /conservation/publications/newsletters/8_3/cairo.html   (715 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Against empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Morsy, an Arab-American academic, is one of the conference organisers.
The organisation issued the Cairo Declaration during the conference, stating their opposition to the war on Iraq and their solidarity with the Palestinian resistance, as well as with all of those who oppose neo-liberal "globalisation" policies which have done so much to create international instability and inequality.
Unlike the first Cairo conference, which was funded by businessmen and held at a lavish five- star hotel, the event in December will be a low-budget affair with participants covering their own costs of attendance.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/666/eg3.htm   (1076 words)

 Cairo Delivers, But Will World Keep Its Promise? - The Planet Nov 1994 - Sierra Club
The International Conference on Population and Development at times seemed overwhelmed by the kind of disagreement and squabbling that plagued its predecessors.
Despite the distraction of debates over abortion and immigration, September's Cairo conference produced widespread agreement on the tools needed to tackle population growth -- and a hefty boost in funding to pay for them.
Conference delegates came to the conference imbued with a sense of urgency.
www.sierraclub.org /planet/199411/cairo1.asp   (694 words)

The United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held from 5-13 September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt.
The document under negotiation at the ICPD was the draft Programme of Action of the Conference (A/CONF.171/L.1) which is available in English French and Spanish.
If you are on your way to Cairo, the POPIN gopher has information from the Egyptian government on accomodations, meeting facilitites, tours, transportationand travel tips.
www.iisd.ca /linkages/cairo.html   (524 words)

 CRS Report: 94-533 - Population and Development: the 1994 Cairo Conference - NLE
The long-planned conference will consider several issues that are both fundamental and controversial, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, the role of women's status, health, and education in limiting population growth, and funding of population programs.
As the Cairo Conference nears and a draft of the new Population Plan of Action is fashioned, many have expressed surprise at the broad level of agreement reached on many issues, particularly on the role of women.
Perhaps the most significant departure from previous population conferences is the emphasis placed on women's status and the importance of women in the broader context of sustainable development.
cnie.org /NLE/CRSreports/General/gen-5.cfm   (2384 words)

 Choike - Cairo +10 - ICPD +10
The Conference also witnessed a transformation in the conceptualization of citizenship rights: the recognition given in the Programme of Action to rights that are enjoyed or denied within the home began gaining ground within the framework conception of human rights.
It is ten years after the Cairo conference and it is such a disappointment that so little progress has been made in the actual status of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights as well as people's access to affordable and comprehensive SRH services.
In the context of the Conference on Population, this policy was pursued by cutting back funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) and immediately obstructed the use of language referring to abortion in the Conference resolutions (pdf format).
www.choike.org /nuevo_eng/informes/1869.html   (3091 words)

 Cairo +10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The ICPD outcome document—the Cairo Programme of Action—marked the first time that the international community explicitly recognized that reproductive rights are human rights, called for the recognition of unsafe abortion as a major public health concern, and rejected the use of sterilization and population targets in family planning initiatives.
The Cairo Programme of Action was the first document in which the international community explicitly recognized that reproductive rights are human rights, that sterilization and population targets have no place in family planning efforts, and that abortion ought to be safe where it is legal.
The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was a watershed event, with representatives of over 180 nations agreeing to the centrality of women in all discussions of population and development.
www.crlp.org /ww_adv_icpd.html   (1371 words)

 Traprock Peace Center
This Cairo conference cancellation was surprising, particularly in view of ample indications of a green light, and no objections from the authorities.
Internationally, the announcement of a conference in Cairo, in the heart of the Arab World, was deemed "long overdue" at a time when mobilization against war and militarised globalisation is spreading across the world.
The Cairo meeting is not an isolated event, but an extension of a protracted international struggle against imperialism, from Seattle and Genoa to Lisbon and Florence, to Cordoba and Cairo.
traprockpeace.org /cairodeclaration.html   (3129 words)

 The Cairo Conference | International Humanist and Ethical Union
The conference was organised by Professor Mourad Wahba of Cairo University; the co-presidents of the IHEU and the editors of Free Inquiry magazine worked closely with him.
The Cairo conference was to be held near the Olympic stadium, where President Anwar Sadat had been assassinated by extremists in 1981.
The conference began by stating that there is a need to an ‘alternative image to a Western world whose perception of Islam is being dominated by the fundamentalists and not by the forces of development and moderation.’ On 13 December 1994, Moroccan King Hassan II (a descendant of the Prophet Mohammad) attacked Muslim extremists.
www.iheu.org /node/420   (2046 words)

 IAMCR Cairo 2006 | The American University in Cairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hosting one of the most significant media conferences in the world, the journalism and mass communication department (JMC) is immersed in preparations for the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Cairo 2006 Conference starting July 23-28.
More than 800 people are expected to participate in the conference organized by the JMC department and hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC) for the first time in the Middle East.
Addressing issues concerning “knowledge societies” and the role of media, prominent international and Egyptian speakers and participants are expected to share their insights on many issues including digital divide, gender equality, human rights, democracy in the face of globalization and other issues.
www.aucegypt.edu /conferences/iamcr/main.html   (393 words)

 Catholic World News : Cairo and Beyond
The UN that organized the 1974 Bucharest conference was not quite the same institution as the UN of today, and the final document produced by the conference was quite reasonable, showing great concern for families.
It was at Cairo that feminists made their first determined effort to promote their agenda through the "rights language" of UN documents; they sought recognition for a universal right to legal abortion, which would be codified in UN declarations and treaties.
The Cairo conference was called the "International Conference on Population and Development," or ICPD for short.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=30783   (1761 words)

 Cairo Conference
The Founding Conference of the Resistant Arab People's Alliance salutes all the militant movements in Europe for social justice and against Capitalism, exploitation and police oppression, and especially the massive popular uprising against the French Capitalist attack on what's left of the results of the social struggles since the 19th century.
What is going on now in France is a continuation of the uprising in the suburbs in November 2005, and the uprising of the high-school students in the spring of that same year.
The Founding Conference of the Resistant Arab People's Alliance condemns the position of the Egyptian Authorities that has abstained from giving visas to a number of activists, who wanted to participate in our founding conference which was held in Cairo from 27 to 29 March, 2006.
www.brusselstribunal.org /CairoConference290306.htm   (2105 words)

 Cairo Population Conference To Examine Growth Problems
The bad news, according to International Labor Organization experts preparing for the Cairo conference, is that 30 percent of the world's labor force does not earn enough to rise above the poverty line and, despite the present global abundance of food, many individuals cannot afford enough to eat.
In Cairo, conferees are expected to agree that the primary goal of such international efforts must be to make family planning services available to millions of couples who want but do not now have access to them.
These government measures, plus improved educational and health facilities, and the increased urbanization that has brought up to one-quarter of the country's inhabitants to Cairo, with an estimated population of 12 to 16 million, have lowered the Egyptian birthrate by 42 percent in the past 30 years.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0794/9407043.htm   (539 words)

 Workers World Jan. 9, 2003: Cairo Conference backs Jan. 18 protests
The Cairo Conference is one of a number of international gatherings and massive mobilizations in many parts of the world.
The challenge of calling the conference and confronting the efforts to halt it was undertaken by the Egyptian Popular Campaign to Confront U.S. Aggression, a broad coalition including political leaders identified with the movement started by the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser and also both secular left and Islamic forces.
There was great interest at the Cairo Conference in the potential of the new, young anti-war movement growing within the United States, where a movement of hundreds of thousands of people has been taking to the streets in organized opposition even before the war starts.
www.workers.org /ww/2003/cairo0109.php   (1686 words)

 Cairo Anti-war Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cairo Conference against U.S. hegemony and war on Iraq and in solidarity with Palestine (later: Popular Campaign for the Support of Resistance in Palestine and Iraq and Against Globalization), generally known simply as Cairo Anti-war Conference, is an anti-war and anti-neo-liberalism conference held regularly since 2002 in Cairo, Egypt.
The conference was followed by a 1,000-strong anti-war demonstration that was surrounded by riot police and armoured cars.
Representatives of the Iraqi government were attending the conference, though also the Iraqi opposition had a presence in the form of Abdel-Amir Al-Rikabi who described himself as a member of "the honest opposition" in contrast with those who met at a US-sponsored event in London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cairo_Anti-war_Conference   (1275 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cairo conference is a preparatory one, aimed at bringing the position of Iraqi parties closer before holding the final national reconciliation conference in Baghdad late this year or early in 2006.
The association set conditions for a national reconciliation conference that the league seeks to organise with Iraq's ethnic and religious groups.
There will be several parties at the Cairo conference who will fight to include the anti-US groups in the final conference in Baghdad, but the facts on the ground provide no guarantees that they will succeed in their mission.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/D4142F97-F71C-45FE-A5A8-372FA4B4E762.htm   (990 words)

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The Cairo conference against war on Iraq and in solidarity with Palestine represents the launching of an international popular movement that creates effective mechanisms for confronting policies of aggression.
One of the most important British non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active on the perimeter of the Cairo conference is called the Marie Stopes International.
The conference report summarizes her contribution as follows: ``Marie Stopes demanded that scientifically trained minds examine the prerequisites for human conception and give directions for regulating them from the point of view of breeding up the human stock.''
www.lycos.com /info/cairo--cairo-conference.html   (273 words)

 Transcript: Cairo Conference Reaches New Level Of Business
Cairo -- The Middle East and North Africa Economic Conference reached a level of "serious, nitty-gritty, business activity" that surpassed the previous conferences in Casablanca and Amman, Under Secretary of State Joan Spero said November 14.
Q: This is the third economic conference in the Middle East about these concepts, but we have not realized any progress in economic cooperation or peace process.
One of the important things that occurred during this conference was a meeting of the Taba group and that is the Trade Ministers.
www.usembassy-israel.org.il /publish/press/summit/es21115.htm   (4634 words)

 Press release - Cairo no.1
The second main topic at the Conference is "Employmentin a globalising world", which is one of the most vitallyimportant subjects on the world's agenda today and has becomea significant pre-occupation for governments and parliaments inevery region.
The Conference will also be the venue for electing a new Presidentof the Inter-Parliamentary Council, the IPU's governing body,to succeed Dr Sorour who currently holds this position and whois completing his three-year mandate in Cairo.
The Cairo Conference will also be an opportunity for MPs to engagein parliamentary diplomacy - private contacts and the exchangeof ideas among parliamentarians on difficult bilateral issues- which has always been a key element of inter-parliamentary conferences.
www.ipu.org /press-e/cairo1.htm   (754 words)

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