Areas of Engagement


by Ayman Zohry

Migration in less developed countries is strongly influenced by poverty, economic difficulties, improper socio-economic policies, and political instability. Despite the fact that new technologies made it possible for people to communicate easily, strict visa requirements transformed the world to a virtual 'small village'. Borders are invaded by international companies; people are stuck in their countries; only skilled workers can find a pathway to be engaged in this globalized economy.

by Jan Pronk

In 2001 the United Nations organized a World Conference on Racism in Durban. It was quite a turbulent conference. Developing countries had criticized Western countries about slavery, Apartheid and the injustice done to the Palestinian people. However, the final document of the conference had been adopted unanimously. The US had stayed away, which was not uncommon for the US during those years, but all participating countries had agreed. No country later on had distanced itself from this agreement.