Capacity Crowd Hears Experts Call for Reforms to Allow Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Aid

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On June 21, 2011 the Charity and Security Network sponsored a forum featuring Ambassador Nancy E. Soderberg and a distinguished panel of U.S. nonprofit experts calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to remedy the negative effects of counterproductive security measures on peacebuilding activities and charities and donors.
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Charity & Security Network

On June 21, 2011 the Charity and Security Network sponsored a forum featuring Ambassador Nancy E. Soderberg and a distinguished panel of U.S. nonprofit experts calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to remedy the negative effects of counterproductive security measures on peacebuilding activities and charities and donors.

Amb. Soderberg, President of The Connect U.S. Fund and former U.S. ambassador to the UN, released a letter from a bipartisan group of 18 organizations and 27 peacebuilding and foreign policy experts to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to use her exemption power to make conflict resolution and other peacebuilding activities legal.
A Statement Supporting Reform of Security Laws that Hinder Charity signed by over 30 humanitarian, peacebuilding, and advocacy groups was also released.