In this November issue, Felipe Pathé Duarte shares with us his views on the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran and the new stages of this regional dispute. Teresa Violante, Chair of the Estoril Conferences, speaks of the silence surrounding the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and questions the responsibility of the Nobel Prizes, since Aung Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Laureate and Civil Leader of the country, continuously refuses to even name the ethnic minority.
From the Yazidis, another ethnic minority, Fareeda Khalaf spoke to us about her survival and how she copes with the atrocities she has witnessed during her enslavement and Nikki Marczak, Australia’s Yazda Director, shares the work of Yazda – A Global Yazidi Organization around the world and its role in defending the Yazidi cause.
Author and journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson gave us an interview regarding her book ‘Cast Away’ and the importance of a Global Safety Passport. And Pedro Neto, Director of Amnesty International Portugal, reminded us of the first article of the Declaration of Human Rights when approaching the treatment of migrants and refugees.
The Mayor of Cascais, Carlos Carreiras, elaborates on the roles of both the city and the State in the development of a country, while Deputy Mayor of Cascais, Miguel Pinto Luz, is of the opinion that the fact that the United States, by the hand of Donald Trump, have left the Paris Agreement means nothing, since the global battle against man made climate change requires local answers and individual efforts.
Finally, Cascais will be the European Youth Capital in 2018 and Catarina Marques Vieira, Commissioner of the EYC 2018, explains what it means to Cascais and the youth to be elected to become the European Youth Capital.