Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A last minute resolution, for Aceh - please submit this at your precinct caucus!

Please check the following blanks:

__A new 2008 Action Agenda Item

__National Security & International Policy

After the line that says "Be it resolved that" add the following text

the United States government, and its representatives in the United Nations should renew its commitment to fulfilling the promise made by former President Bill Clinton:
... the U.N. mission has been to build back better, to ensure that these recovery efforts do not simply restore communities to their pre-tsunami vulnerability, but instead leave the survivors of the disaster safer than before

The renewed commitment to relief for Aceh should include peace building, providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of the former conflict, as well as the survivors of the Dec. 26th, 2004 tsunami.

This commitment should include investment in developing fair trade relationships for village scale enterprises producing agricultural commodities, for investment in renewable energy (other than biodiesel from oil palm oil), and include an investment in conserving biodiversity and traditional knowledge.

Update: 08/30/11 Alertnet link to page the Clinton quote was extracted from appears broken. Here is a link to a document about Aceh in which the story about Clinton's involvement is told: May 2009 Aceh recovery newsletter: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/017FE832F1361990492575DA001EAA28-Full_Report.pdf

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