UNRWA signs an agreement with WA and Cayan company to reconstruct the first school in Nahr el Bared
The Welfare Association signed in Beirut on 17 November 2009, a memorandum of understanding with Cayan company for Investment and Real Estate Development and UNRWA, by which Cayan company donates 1.6 million USD for the reconstruction of a school in Nahr el Bared camp. Welfare Association will be managing the funds of the project, while UNRWA will provide the land for the implementation of the project by Cayan company.
The Palestinian NGOs Network Won the French Republic Human Rights Award 2009
In November 2009, the jury of the French National Consultant Committee for Human Rights in France selected the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) as one of the five winners -among candidates from all over the world - for the French Republic Human Rights Award 2009. The jury considers that PNGO network deserves this prize because of its work to defend human rights.
Word Bank Extends PNGO III Project
The World Bank extends for fifteen months the NDC PNGO III Programme. Whereby, NDC will continue directing the funding towards the NGO sector in the form of granting schemes and capacity building aimed at improving the effectiveness, self-reliance and sustainability of civil society over a period of two years (2009 – 2011). PNGO III is sub-divided among the following components; 1. NGO Grants for Social Service Delivery 2. NGO Sector Development 3. Institutional Development of NDC
PCHR Receives Two Delegations of International Partners
On Monday, 26 October 2009, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) received two delegations from its international partners, Oxfam International and Christian Aid. The meetings were held in PCHR’s head office in Gaza City.
JCESR: 150 Palestinian homes awaits imminent demolition
Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights warned of the occupation new plans to demolish some 150 Palestinian homes situating in various locations in the occupied city. Demolition orders were signed by the previous and current Israeli mayors Uri Luplianski and Nir Barkat.
Palestinian security officers graduate from EU-funded human rights training
One hundred and twenty Palestinian security officers have graduated from a three-month human rights programme, funded by the European Union, in a training described by its organizers as “one of the most effective mechanisms to create a society free of torture and based on justice and human rights”.
PCHR Publishes ‘Targeted Civilians’ a Comprehensive Report on the Israeli Military Offensive against the Gaza Strip
<p>PCHR Publishes &lsquo;Targeted Civilians&rsquo; a Comprehensive Report on the Israeli Military Offensive against the Gaza Strip The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) today published &lsquo;Targeted Civilians&rsquo; a comprehensive report on the latest Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip (27 December 2008 &ndash; 18 January 2009). The report is the result of extensive investigations, and documents numerous war crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) over the course of the offensive.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
The NGO Development Center signs a grant agreement with Adala Legal Center
The NGO Development Center , NDC, has signed in Saturday 15/8/2009 a grant agreement with the Legal Center for Arab Minority in Israel , Adala, for a total of USD 25,000. The grant came as part of the Human Rights and Good Governance project that NDC is managing and funded by four European states, namely Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden .
DCI Israel and Palestine submit alternative report on child recruitment
[JERUSALEM, 13 August 2009] – Defence for Children International (Israeli and Palestinian sections) is releasing a joint report on Israeli authorities’ use of Palestinian children in hostilities. The report was submitted on 17 July 2009 to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is scheduled to review Israel’s compliance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict in January 2010.
The HR/GG Secretariat of NDC Holds the First Discussion of the HR/GG Forum
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, the NGO Development Center (NDC), the Human Rights and Good Governance (HR/GG) Secretariat, held the first discussion meeting of the HR/GG Forum. The event took place at the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Al Bireh, Ramallah. The forum was attended by more than 30 NGOs operating in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (oPt) and representatives of donor countries.