[At-Large] RES: Message for ALS in Mali!

Vanda UOL vanda at uol.com.br
Thu Sep 27 14:18:55 UTC 2012

Dear Hawa

Sorry to hear, but I am confident Mali will find a safe way out. My prayers
for you , family and friends!! Kisses 

Vanda Scartezini
ICANN Nominating Committee
Chair 2012
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[mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] Em nome de Hawa Diakite
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2012 18:34
Para: At-Large Worldwide
Assunto: Re: [At-Large] Message for ALS in Mali!

Salanieta thank you again for all his thoughts toward us, God bless you.

The situation is serious and we live with fear, but with your prayers we do
not despair.


2012/9/26 Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com>

> Dear All,
> The current violent extremism happening in Mali will no doubt impact 
> on the ALS in Mali which is in this instance ISOC Mali. There is a lot 
> of displacement and food crises and our thoughts continue to be with you.
> It is also great to see countries like the US provide funds to assist 
> Mali in this hard times. We hope the ALS ISOC Mali and its members are
> Remarks at a UN Secretary General Meeting on the Sahel
> Remarks
> Hillary Rodham Clinton
> Secretary of State
> United Nations
> New York City
> September 26, 2012
> ------------------------------
> Secretary General, thank you for calling this meeting and co-chairing 
> it along with so many distinguished heads of state and government and 
> ministers and excellencies. And let me recognize the leadership of 
> President Hollande. I think we all respond to President Hollande's 
> sense of urgency and passion, and therefore, it is imperative that we 
> leave this special high-level meeting resolved to immediately get to 
> work. And it is the work that should begin in the Security Council to 
> consider the various proposals by ECOWAS, France, and others because 
> the chaos and violence in Mali does threaten to undermine the 
> stability of the entire region. We all know too well what is happening 
> in Mali, and the incredible danger posed by violent extremists 
> imposing their brutal ideology, committing human rights abuses, destroying
irreplaceable cultural heritage.
> But it's not only the violent extremists. We now have drug traffickers 
> and arms smugglers finding safe havens and porous borders, providing 
> them a launching pad to extend their reach throughout not only the 
> region, but beyond. And nearly 500,000 people have been displaced from 
> their homes, and
> 4.5 million more are suffering from dwindling food supplies. This is 
> not only a humanitarian crisis; it is a powder keg that the 
> international community cannot afford to ignore.
> The United States supports the appointment of a senior UN envoy 
> empowered to lead a comprehensive international effort on Mali and the 
> creation of a diplomatic core group. This effort must include 
> coordinating the delivery of emergency aid, helping address 
> longstanding political grievances of ethnic groups in the north, and 
> preparing for credible elections. We need to bring together all of the 
> nations affected, and I appreciated President Yayi's very strong 
> statement about what is at stake for the countries of the region, and 
> also his speaking on behalf of the African Union. The African Union 
> must be at the table, ECOWAS must be at the table, because these are 
> complex and interconnected security, political, and humanitarian
> The United States has already provided more than $378 million to meet 
> the escalating humanitarian needs in the Sahel, and we call on all 
> parties to ensure unhindered access so that emergency aid meets those 
> who need it most. We encourage fellow donors to increase their pledges 
> and follow through quickly and fully. The need is urgent and growing.
> It is also critical for all the actors in the region to redouble their 
> efforts to develop a sound approach to tackling what is happening 
> coming over their borders. We have to train the security forces in 
> Mali, help them dislodge the extremists, protect human rights, and 
> defend borders. We have seen the success of African-led efforts to do 
> just that in Somalia and in Cote d'Ivoire and elsewhere. We need to 
> now get about the business of examining seriously proposals to do the 
> same. Because in the end, only a democratically elected government 
> will have the legitimacy to achieve a negotiated political settlement 
> in Northern Mali, end the rebellion, and restore the rule of law. So 
> it is imperative that the interim government meet the April deadline 
> for holding elections that are fair, transparent, and free of 
> influence by the military junta. And all parties must do more to protect
human rights and punish abuses.
> But let us be clear. What is happening inside Mali is augmented by the 
> rising threat from violent extremism across the region. For some time, 
> al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and other groups have launched attacks 
> and kidnappings from northern Mali into neighboring countries. Now, 
> with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists 
> are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple 
> directions. And they are working with other violent extremists to 
> undermine the democratic transitions underway in North Africa, as we
tragically saw in Benghazi.
> This is a threat to the entire region and to the world, and most 
> particularly, to the people in the region themselves who deserve better.
> They deserve better from their leaders and they deserve better from 
> the international community. The United States is stepping up our 
> counterterrorism efforts across the Maghreb and Sahel, and we're 
> working with the Libyan Government and other partners to find those 
> responsible for the attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi and bring
them to justice.
> But we are also expanding our counterterrorism partnerships to help 
> countries meet their own growing threats. We're taking aim at the 
> support structure of al-Qaida and its affiliates - closing safe 
> havens, cutting off finances, countering their ideology and denying 
> them recruits. Let me mention briefly three initiatives.
> First, our Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership is now helping 
> build the capacity of 10 countries across the region, providing 
> training and support so they can tighten border security, disrupt 
> terrorist networks, and prevent attacks. This program brings together 
> civilian, law enforcement, and military experts to pursue a 
> comprehensive approach to counterterrorism.
> Second, we are expanding our work with civil society organizations in 
> specific terrorist hotspots - particular villages, prisons, and 
> schools - trying to disrupt the process of radicalization by creating 
> jobs, promoting religious tolerance, amplifying the voices of the victims
of terrorism.
> And third, we are working with our partners to reform security 
> services and strengthen the rule of law. For example, Tunisia has 
> agreed to host a new international training center that will help 
> police, prosecutors, and other criminal justice officials across the 
> region move away from the repressive approaches that helped fuel 
> radicalization in the past, and instead develop strategies grounded in the
rule of law and respect for human rights.
> Ultimately, our perspective is that strengthening democratic 
> institutions must be at the heart of our counterterrorism strategy. It 
> is democracies that offer their citizens constructive outlets for 
> political grievances, create opportunities for upward mobility and 
> prosperity, and are clear alternatives to violent extremism. And their 
> success offers a powerful rejection of the extremist ideology of hate 
> and violence as we also saw in Benghazi last week.
> So all this work, from meeting the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel to 
> bringing stability back to Mali to combating violent extremism across 
> the region is a shared responsibility. And there is no place where 
> that shared responsibility can be actualized other than the United 
> Nations. So in the days and weeks ahead, I look forward to deepening 
> our cooperation and accelerating our common action. I personally don't 
> believe we have any time to waste.
> Thank you. (Applause.)
> *Ends*
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