preacherman: Just got here. Are we in the Gazette yet?
Millionday: THE BUDGET HAS NOT BEEN PRINTED YET
faith1: millionday ,, didn’t we read in your first article that they want to make it easy / remove obstacles for the investors at the meeting ?
Millionday: YES — THEY ARE USING EXPERTS TO HELP THEM TO CREATE THE EASIEST IN THE WORLD INVESTMENT LAW AS THEY PUT IT –
Millionday: NOTE — THIS COMES DIRECTLY FROM THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
Millionday: The Concepts of the Civil Society
The civil society evolves from modern social and economical compositions, i.e. classes, professional categories, or any other interest groups. These changes in the Western countries were taking place synchronously with the capitalist and urban transformation, citizenship rights,
however, a subsidiary objective allegiance manifests according to the individual selfinterest, hereby the allegiance concentrates in the class, profession, district, etc…
Thus, voluntary organizations emerge and their sphere extends to include the numerous interests of people, like political parties, trade unions, syndicates, clubs, and social institutions.
Millionday: NOTE – THE ECONOMIC CONDITION OF A COUNTRY IS INTERWOVEN — IN THIS CASE THIS IS IRAQ — AND OBVIOUSLY IT INCLUDES TRADE UNIONS AND THE ECONOMY THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES
Millionday: The relation between the civil society and the democratic transformation seems clear and logic. Democracy is a set of basis for ruling the state and its institutions by means of peaceful administration of the relations between the various competitive groups and discordant interests.
Therefore, the fundamental measure for the civil society is the same fundamental measure for democracy. For instance, if we displace the system of the direct democracy in “Athens” or in “the city council”, we’ll find out that the CSOs are the best channels for public’s participation in rule.
Millionday: Civil Society Organizations and the National Reconciliation Process Civil society organizations have many advantages that may enable them to play an effective role in portraying a positive image for citizenship and national unity, as follows;
1 – Neutrality.
2 – Independence of decision-making.
3 – High effectiveness, especially after the extensive development of networking.
4 – The wide range of social and geographical effect.
Millionday: NOTE — THIS IS FROM ALL PARTIES AND ALL GOV INSTITUTIONS — INCLUSIVE OF OPPORTUNITY
Millionday: 5 – The societal legitimacy as a result of manifesting the voluntary and the non-profitable sides of the organizations work.
The CSOs could empower the principle of citizenship, which is considered the real concept for the national unity, through the following;
– Spreading the culture of citizenship and non-violence in their varied programs and activities.
– Spreading and development of the culture of dialogue, respecting the opposite opinions, and renunciation of the practices of exclusion and marginalization policies against any race or class.
– Development of their programs to combat ignorance, under-development, and illiteracy.
– Development of awareness campaigns, and spreading the knowledge on international agreements and protocols related to Human Rights field.
– Establishment of principles of the participative democracy and reconstruction of Iraq.
– Coordination, networking, and impact to redraft the constitution, exclude it from the entire racist, sectarian, or any other discriminative forms, and abolition of all the articles conflicting with the national unity, or threateningsocial fabric.
Millionday: NOTE — THIS IS LIKE THE REFERENCE FOR RECONCILIATION BUT — NOW COMES MORE ON WHAT THIS MEANS ECONOMICALLY
Millionday: The International Compact is an international initiative to strengthen the partnership between Iraq and the International community, it aims to implement a framework that seeks to achieve the national Iraqi vision aiming to achieve the demands of the Iraqi people in laying down the foundations for a united democratic state that is secure and stable, where all citizens have equal rights and duties,
Millionday: SMILE >>> it also seeks to set the foundations for a prosperous economy with a varied production base that can provide the requirements needed for sustainable development according to market factors, one that is open and assimilated with the world and other economies in the region,
in particular those of the neighboring states, making Iraq an effective member of international and regional organizations with the ability to offer aids to needy and underprivileged countries, allowing the private sector to play a leading role in economic activity,
Millionday: with a special role for the government in regulating this activity, protecting it from the effects of external turbulences, protecting the poor and underprivileged communities from deprivation and starvation and to provide proper standards of public social services for Iraqi civilians.
Millionday: NOTE — THEY ARE TO HAVE AVAILABLE BENEFITS FOR THEIR CITIZENS
Millionday: Internationally, the Compact lay down a work frame of mutual commitments inspired by the Madrid 2003 conference, the Abu Dhabi September 2006 Meeting, and the Kuwait October 2006 Meeting with the objective of a secured, stable and prosperous Iraq,
where good governance practice is prevalent and human rights are strongly secured by the sovereignty of law, other objectives include the sustaining and strengthening those commitments for the entire duration of the Compact and beyond,
Millionday: NOTE — THIS IS THE REASON THAT ALL ARE EXCITED FOR THEIR POSITION TO BE PREPARATION FOR THE CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL RECONCILIATION –
THE REST HAS BEEN DONE AND IS SET FOR THE COUNTRY — CIVIL IS AN ONGOING — HOWEVER THE ECONOMIC PICTURE IS THE TURNING OF A PAGE THEY HAVE NOT DONE YET IN THE MARKET
Millionday: , as well as recognizing the achievements of the new Iraq as represented through the adoption of a constitution in November 2005, the conduct of parliamentary elections in December 2005, according to which the first permanent cabinet was formed in May 2006.
Millionday: NOTE — THE BUILDING OF THE NEW IRAQ
Millionday: READ EVREY WORD>>>The International Compact declaration pointed out that security and political challenge, implementation of good governance practices and provision of basic services are major demands for progress in all other fields, including economic revitalization.
The Compact was firmly based on belief in the assumed interdependent relationship between peace and economic prosperity, national reconciliation, enhancing security and good governance, resuming economic and social reform are all important aspects of unleashing the Iraq development potential.
Millionday: The declaration also stated that applying the joint vision for Iraq’s future successfully requires the rejection of terrorism and extremism, holding debate, fostering national reconciliation, formation of professional security forces that are loyal solely to the homeland, hard efforts to eliminate terrorist threats, and finally coming up with a feasible solution for the merging of militias into security forces.
Millionday: NOTE — WE OF COURSE HAVE BEEN WITNESSING THAT
Millionday: The declaration determined the major outlines for Iraq’s political and security needs as part of the governmental program and the national reconciliation plan, thus the following points are to be considered essential demands for the creation of a stable country and a robust society, so as to achieve reconciliation between the various components of the Iraqi people.
Millionday: NOTE — HERE ARE THOSE COMPONENTS
Millionday: • Rejection of terrorism and actively attempting to quell it, rejection of violence targeting the state and violence amongst ethno-sectarian groups in the country.
• Respecting the sovereignty of law, including civil freedom and human rights.
• Building a democratic, federal Iraq that is united and sovereign.
• Adding a consensual pattern to federal democracy through a process based on unanimous consensus.
• A fair distribution of resources.
• Cooperation with neighboring states based on mutual interests.
Millionday: NOTE — SO SOME BELIEVE THAT IT IS ALL CIVIL AND ALSO COMPLIANCE WITH DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM — HOWEVER — IT IS ALSO THE RIGHT TO PROSPER FOR ALL –
Millionday: The declaration also stressed that international partners will offer administrative, technical and financial support to aid Iraq in facing challenges as part of their mutual commitments, so that Iraq rejoins its regional and international sphere on a plateau of mutual respect fuelled by an effort to achieve mutual interests, the Compact stresses the Iraqi government’s commitment to combat corruption,
Millionday: which reflects the government’s responsibility toward its civilians so as to instill practices and institutes that are transparent whereby state employees are held accountable for their actions, the Compact’s major objective is the construction of a united, democratic Iraq where all citizens enjoy an equal distribution of resource regardless of their backgrounds.
Millionday: NOTE — THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IS PART OF THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
Millionday: >>>>>>The achievement of prosperity is an important aspect of this vision, as experiences in other regions have shown that continuous growth in employment and quality of life must be led by a strong, varied private sector.
The government has an important role to tend to in several ways, such as efficient administration of oil revenues, creation of a legal regulatory framework that rules the entire economy, protects the vulnerable groups and provides security. However, the true source of economic blossom must pass through the private sector.
Millionday: NOTE — THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO READ
Millionday: The programs for investment and reform were also discussed in detail in the declaration, so as to fulfill the mutual commitments that both the government of Iraq and the international community will carry out jointly.
The procedures for reform and investment will be part of a mid-term financial framework that will help meet fiscal expectations within this mid-term duration.
The Compact also put in place a time frame for the work of international partners, including tangible financial obligations that are part of government reform efforts based on an internationally-recognized frame work by which the needs of Iraq are inspected.
Millionday: NOTE — THE REFORMS ARE BUILT ON AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FRAMEWORK
Millionday: The declaration ends by providing a summary of the coordination, execution and follow up steps, list the assessment operations in alignment with the advisory team operations,
also based on ongoing national plans and aidcoordination mechanisms such as the national development strategy for example, sector work groups and other teams, enforcing them whenever need arises to reflect demands and arising development
Millionday: SO THIS IS OBVIOUSLY PER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF IRAQ THE CURRENT PHASE WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW — THE PHASE OF REFORMS AND THE GOV PROGRAMS AS WE READ LAST NIGHT
Mary: Do you have access to the Gazette once everything is printed ? Like will you know right away or do you have to learn of it by other means. thanks..
Millionday: THE GAZETTE IS NOT ON-LINE — HOWEVER IT WILL BE TOLD IN A PRESS STATEMENT SO IT WILL BE KNOWN RIGHT AWAY
faith1: the Compact’s major objective is the construction of a united, democratic Iraq where all citizens enjoy an equal distribution of resource regardless of their backgrounds. what does ..The procedures for reform and investment will be part of a mid-term financial framework …mid term ?
Millionday: IT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE PLANNED TO FINANCIAL PORTION TO BE AFTER SOME OF THE THINGS HERE WERE DONE AND THEY HAVE BEEN –
SECURITY AND LAWS FOR THE CITIZENS AND CIVIL ACTIONS WITH —- THE LAWS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR A CIVIL COMMUNITY — A SOCIETY THAT PROTECTS THE CITIZEN
msdiva: Millionday do you think we are still on the 15 day schedule for the signing of the Budget?
Millionday: THE PRESIDENT TOLD PARLIAMENT THEY COULD NOT TAKE A HOLIDAY TO RUSH THE BUDGET AND CBI HAS FUNDED THE DEVELOPMENT BANK SO I WOULD THINK IT WAS SOONER DUE TO THE HUGE RUSH AND THE CONFERENCES ETC THAT ARE SCHEDULED –
BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS ALL UP TO THE PRESIDENT
messenger: A reference was made to mid term goals how long is that midterm is it a year or two years of the four-year term of Abadi
Millionday: THE MID-TERM GOAL IS THE MIDDLE OF RECONCILIATION AND THIS PLAN FOR IRAQ —-
THERE IS MORE TO BE DONE AFTER THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION PLAN –
THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE PLAN ITSELF WILL SEE THE ECONOMICAL THINGS DONE
Papatom: one thing i noticed is the participation of international companies training the iraqi’s… that will enable them to become proficient in a short time to operate in a new world and make money to support a nice lifestyle working in different careers with competence….
and the cost will be born by the individual corporate partners…FORD … G.E. …. APPLE…. Standard Charter ….. it’s very complete…..
Millionday: YES — THAT GOES ALONG WITH THIS PLAN STATING THAT THIS WILL BE WITH INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION —
THE ECONOMICAL PARTNERS ARE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AS WE SEE IN THE ENTIRE CHANGING PLAN OF NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WHICH BEGAN DAY ONE AFTER AND DURING THE SANCTIONS
Millionday: WE HAVE NEWSTIME TOMORROW AT 730 EST