Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty - quadrennial report for year 2007 - 2010
The Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NRRTT) is the evolution of a Gandhian non- violent international political organization founded in Italy in 1955. The NRPTT is a membership-based organization to which anybody can be a member regardless of nationality, gender, race or philosophical and political orientation. Members include everyday citizens as well as elected officials both from Parliaments and Governments of different countries and different political affiliations. All members pay their dues on an annual basis. (The amount is set for 1% of the members residence country’s per capita GDP)
Aims and purposes of the organization
Since its affiliation with the Economic and Social Council in 1995, the NRPTT has participated in several United Nations fora and focused its related work on the promotion and protection of civil and political rights; support for all bilateral and multilateral actions to promote democratic reforms worldwide; support of the activities of the ad hoc and special Tribunals and for the establishment of an International Criminal Court; the support of the adoption by the General Assembly of a universal moratorium of capital executions and to ban Female Genital Mutilations; support for a reform of the United Nations Conventions on Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances; support for use of Internet Technologies the world over to foster civil liberties, democracy , and transparency; as well as support for freedom of scientific research and for a civilian conversion of military expenses and indigenous and linguistic rights.
Contribution of the organization to the work of the United Nations
The year 2007, saw the positive epilogue of one of its main international campaign, the one for the adoption of a UN resolution on the universal moratorium of the death penalty. For that entire year, the NRPTT, jointly with the organization Hands Off Cain, promoted (the final phase of international mobilizations that successfully achieved the goal set in the year 1993. The NRPTT office in New York closely cooperated with several Government delegations for the drafting, presentation and voting of the Resolution by the UN General Assembly, which was finally adopted in December 2007. At the same time, bilateral meetings were organized in more than a dozen countries with this objective. The campaign was successful both at the Third Committee and the Plenary of the UN General Assembly(, which) adopted a Resolution calling on UN Member States to adopt a Moratorium of the Death Penalty in view of its complete abolition. The same efforts were repeated in 2010 when both the UN Third Committee and the UN General Assembly once again approved a resolution on the Moratorium of the Death Penalty with an increasing number of votes in favor and the decrease of the votes against the resolution.
Participation in meetings of the United Nations
For the four years covered by this report, the NRPTT has sent delegations to the high level segments of the substantive sessions of the Economic and Social Council and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where in 2009 it was quoted as partner in a project launched by the FAO together with the Esperanto Radikala Asocio. The NRPTT has sent delegations to the 4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 14thand 15th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council delivering statements on civil, political and economic, social and cultural rights; women’s, children’s as well as indigenous rights. In addition, the NRPTT has organized, in collaboration with other United Nations- affiliated NGOs, briefings for delegations as well as meetings with the press at the United Nations in Geneva on the issues of indigenous rights, religious freedom, freedom of scientific research, freedom of expression on the internet. The NRPTT has sent a delegation to the 6th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group, which took place from November 30th to December 11th 2009 The NRPTT has sent delegations to the session to the UN Commission on Narcotics, Drugs, which was held from 12 to 16 March 2007, participating in a variety of side events revolving around treatment for addicts, drug-related prison sentences, supply reduction, and to introduce licensed opium production in Afghanistan for pharmaceutical painkillers. The NRPTT has sent delegations to the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, participating in several sessions. The NRPTT has sent a delegation to the 76th Session of the Committee of the Eradication of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which took place from February 15th to March 12th 2010. The NRPTT has sent a delegation Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, twenty-sixth session and to the 7th annual Youth Assembly, August 4-6, 2010 The NRPTT has sent a delegation to the Fifty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW54) which was held from 1 to 12 March 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, to raise the awareness on Female Genital Mutilations in the context of an international campaign that aims at the adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution on this issue. The NRPTT has sent a delegation to the International Criminal Court New York Working Group on the Review Conference of the Rome Stature, which will be held on June 10, 2009 at the UN Headquarters, in New York. Other international fora: A delegation of the NRPTT has participated in the 4th Ministerial Meeting of Community of Democracies (COD) in Bamako, Mali from 14 to 17 November 2007. The NRPTT was part of a group of leaders of human rights and pro-democracy organizations that issued a call for action to the newly created United Nations Democracy Caucus, an informal group committed to the promotion and strengthening of democracy and human rights (also within the UN system).
Cooperation with United Nations bodies
Having concentrated its work mainly on the issue of the death penalty and the promotion of a world ban for female genital mutilation, for the period 2007-2010 the NRPTT has not had any cooperation with any specific UN bodies.
Initiatives taken by the organization in support of the Millennium Development Goals
With regard to the issue of the MDGs, the NRPTT has focused in particular its activities on the right to health, through the cooperation with the International NGO No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), conducting a worldwide campaign for the adoption of a UN resolution by the UN General Assembly to ban Female Genital Mutilations (FGM), are practiced to (a practice that sill affects) millions of women (in scores of countries) every year. In this regard, the NRPTT (and NPWJ) have (organized and) participated in initiatives both at the UN(,notably an event in 2010 with four African First Ladies in New York, as well as other public gatherings) in Europe and in Africa to raise the awareness of the international community on this issue.
From 2007 to 2010 the NRPTT continued to be part of a Steering group of NGOs that promotes activities concerning the reform of the United Nations Human Rights system. For twelve years the NRPTT has been a member of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status (CONGO). The NRPTT has participated in sessions of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in New York and The Hague and the review conference in Uganda. The NRPTT maintains a web site at www.radicalparty.org where press releases, action alerts as well as a variety of United Nations-related position papers can be found. It also periodically sends to its members a free of charge electronic newsletter English, French, Spanish, Italian and Esperanto called Radical Fax, which contains updates on its United Nations-related activities. Promotion of the United Nations: In addition to participating in ad hoc meetings concerning the role and possible developments of the United Nations system, several NRPTT members have issued public statements and published commentaries in major newspapers on the subject of the United Nations, and in particular on the issue of the Moratorium of the death penalty and on the necessity to implement and strengthen the system of International Tribunals and Courts. NRPTT's members are renowned to promote the role of the UN also within the legislative bodies where they sit. Relations with other non-governmental organizations: Over the years, the NRPTT has collaborated with dozens of human rights NGOs and participated in the activities of several NGO Committees and coalitions such as the NGO Committee on Alcohol and Substance Abuse both in New York and Vienna, the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and the NGO Coalition for an International Auxiliary Language, which it co-founded, and the NGO Human Rights Committee in New York.)
Members and contributors 2013
|Giuseppe R. Roma||590 €|
|Salvatore P. Capistrello||200 €|
|Giancarlo B. Torino||30 €|
|Marco B. Merano||20 €|
|Davide B. Prato||50 €|
|Giuseppe P. Grottammare||50 €|
|Maurizio T. Roma||1.000 €|
|Rosa A. Firenze||590 €|
|Giuliano G. Sondrio||590 €|
|Sergio Pasquale R. Cremona||500 €|
|Total SUM||326.746 €|
Online Donations 2013
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