Creating Human Security in Asia, Africa, Middle East
13 August 2013
"There are some things only governments can do,
such as negotiating binding agreements.
But there are some things that only citizens outside government can do,
such as changing human relationships."
~ Dr. Harold Saunders
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and
Negotiator of the Camp David Accords
Disappearing -- person-by-person -- are citizens' old-fashioned dependencies
on "experts" and governments alone to heal humankind's relationships
and invent our new life together.
The evidence is everywhere that heart-to-heart, cross-border, inter-cultural civic communication are the new power on the road to life beyond war, beyond rankism.
Garden-variety citizens' are becoming today's powerful diplomats and bridge-builders.
Sustained Dialogue is providing the new Human Security -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_security
This is the new "action" of peacebuilding.
Why triplomacy is the new diplomacy
Deborah Winslow Nutter
Special to CNN World - 08 August 2013
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in Myanmar (Burma)
One citizen in Myanmar is Hla Myo Naing.
He calls himself an edu-learner -- always learning, always uniting and educating the new, young artisans of communication.
Naing facilitates PEACE -- Practicing English And Civic Engagement.
He receives e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE Naing's Myanmar youth and adults he successfully brings together to master language and community-building -- http://traubman.igc.org/myanmardialogue.pdf
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in Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa)
Offuh James Offuh is one one, deeply-motivated citizen in West Africa.
This 2013 summer he and a small team from Abidjan travelled 400 kilometers to heal tribal conflicts in ways government, the U.N., and other institutions didn't imagine.
His step-by-step learning and real-life public peace process is illustrated at http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeriaivorycoast.htm
Offuh receives e-mail at UFPACI@gmail.com
VIEW ONLINE his roughly-edited 64-minute, how-to documentary film:
Dozos-Guerre Tribal Reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire (June 2013)
64-mn documentary video
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During July 2013 was the 5th International Conference on History and Peace Civil Society's Contribution to Promoting a Peaceful East Asian Community.
The women, men, and youth demonstrated how to correct old, one-sided, partial views of history and heal historic wounds.
The pan-Asian conference was a shining model to humankind of citizen diplomacy, human security, and building regional community.
Extensive TV news coverage emphasized the Seoul, Korea model that defined citizen-to-citizen engagement as the foundation of any viable government agreements.
Statement after statement from Seoul defined the requirement of citizens to cross borders and build relationships.
This may be the clearest, most powerful news declaration of the supreme important of people-to-people civic engagement and human security in these 2000s --The Citizens' Century.
WATCH that news report and more described in the story of a successful, pre-conference, cross-border youth encounter:
Korean-Japanese Skype-Facilitated Youth Reconciliation Dialogue
Seoul, Korea -- 22 July 2013
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BUILDING BRIDGES & LISTENING
in Palestine and Israel
Some Palestinian and Israeli citizens communicate with excellence and grow closer, even if their family members have been killed.
This is true in the exemplary community of Parents Circle ~ Families Forum -- http://theparentscircle.com/
Their communication skills and perpetual relationships are evidence that "an enemy is one whose story we have not heard."
They listen to one another, understanding that everyone has a story the longs to be heard and dignified.
Two sided Story
2012 video trailer -- 5 min
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These and hundreds of other success stories are preserved at http://traubman.igc.org/messages.htm