3 - 6 December - 2013

WTO Ministerial Conference

Bali, Indonesia

The Ministerial Conference is the topmost body of the WTO under the governance structure set up by the “Agreement establishing the WTO”. 

Karibu partners who are working on campaigns related to WTO policies include:

 - Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN)
 - Asia Pacfic Mission for Migrants (APMM)

30 October - 8 November - 2013

WCC General Assembly
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.

The assembly has the mandate to set the future agenda of the council, to elect governance officials and to speak with a public voice on behalf of the churches. It is also a unique moment for the whole fellowship of member churches to come together in prayer and celebration.

Read more about the assembly's purpose and programme

Korea was selected to host the assembly because of the unique ecumenical “horizon” that the witness of the Korean churches offers the wider ecumenical movement.

Read more about the host country and region

The assembly theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” is not merely a slogan for the event, but provides a focus for theological reflection, worship and meditation, as well as for planning programmatic activities before, during and after the assembly.

Read more about the assembly theme

1 - 2 November - 2013

The Oslo Conference on Palestine

The Oslo Conference on Palestine 2013 will focus on the four following axes of thought:

-  The regional and international context that brought about the Oslo Accords of 1993 including the special role of Norway as a facilitator of the secret negotiatons.

-  The implementation on the ground of the articles stated in the Oslo Accords and what has been accomplished concerning issues that are vital to the Palestinian people, such as the Palestinians’ right of return, Jerusalem, Israeli population settlements, security and borders matters.

-  Consequences and impact of the Oslo Accords on the Palestinian people’s struggle for their historical and political rights, as well as the political and social situation as it prevails today in the region.

-  The future prospect of a 2-states solution – a Palestinian and Israeli state side by side - and other alternatives for a just peaceful solution based on international law and in accordance with UN-resolutions.

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25 October - 2013

Half-Day Seminar: Peace in Colombia

Friday, 25. oktober, 09.00 - 12.00
Kulturhuset, Youngstorget - Oslo

Arranged by: The Karibu Foundation, PBI Norge og Latin-Amerikagruppene i Norge

It's been
a year since the peace negotiations between the FARC and the government of Colombia began in Norway, and they continue still today in Havana, Cuba. What has happened in the negotiations, what are the challenges ahead, and where do the parties stand?

Seminar will be conducted in Norwegian and Spanish.

More information and registration can be found here:

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16 October - 2013

Karibu Board Meeting
The Karibu Foundation's Board meets in Oslo on 16 October, 2013.

Cases to be processed before the meeting must be received by no later than 01 October, 2013.

For more information, contact director Eilert Rostrup at post(a)

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