Ingrid Eide – Norway

Linked with International Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “Failure is an orphan, success has many fathers”.

Ingrid Eide is a member of the Board of the United Nations Association, Norway. She co-founded the Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959, one of the first centers of peace research in the world. She has served a member of parliament and Deputy Minister of Education.

She was an active member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and an early supporter of its Culture of Peace program. Ingrid is the former head of the Division of Women in Development of the United Nations Development Program UNDP. (1000peacewomen).

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Ingrid Eide – Norway

She works for ‘Against Nuclear Weapons’, and ‘No to Nuclear Weapons’.

Recommended Reading.

She says also: “The gaps between ideals and realities on the ground are reflected in reports and statistics. Intra- and international transparency is increasing. The project has rightly decided to focus on this aspect of UN activity. UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) is
a particularly interesting case as intellectual history, and as an intellectually, rather than politically generated paradigm shift. Conceptual tools are important: the human development index was
dramatically different from per capita gross national product (BNP)
figures in content and development message. With the HDRs, first
launched in l990, women were seen both as statistical categories,
as vicitims of maldevelopment and as actors and agents of development. ‘Human development reporting’ was itself engendered.
Inter- and particularly intranational inequalities would no longer be
concealed. Gender issues were highlighted and legitimised. Let me
offer an anecdote: I came to the UNDP in the late 1980s to work
for ‘women in development’. I was told by an enthusiastic colleague
that women should now be harnessed for development because, so
far, women had been bypassed. My mandate, however, fortunately
referred to women as participants and beneficiaries of all UNDP
activities”. (full text).

Read: Male roles, masculinities and violence, A culture of peace perspective.

Global Civil Society Champion: Ingrid Eide is a dedicated activist in support of the United Nations – promoting peace and the empowerment of women. A member of the Board of UNA-Norway, Ingrid is the chairperson of “No to Nuclear Weapons”, the leading organization in Norway’s nuclear disarmament movement. She co-founded the Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959. It was one of the first centers of peace research in the world, and is today Norway’s only peace research institute.

Ingrid’s career has included serving as a member of parliament and Deputy Minister of Education. She was an active member of the Executive Board of UNESCO and an early supporter of its Culture of Peace program. In 2000, The U.N. General Assembly proclaimed the decade 2001-2010 as the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World. At that time Ingrid stated that “the purpose of the U.N. initiative is clearly to revitalize and focus the U.N., its member states and the civil society in a mutually reinforcing practical commitment to peace, under the new concept A Culture for Peace”. Her interests in peace and gender equality converged in a UNESCO publication that she co-edited in 2000, “Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence – A Culture of Peace Perspective”. Ingrid is the former head of the Division of Women in Development at UNDP. (full text on WFUNA, scroll down).

Ingrid Eide was associated with PRIO since the beginning in 1959. Since 1969, she was employed at the University of Oslo, but maintained her close contact with PRIO.

links:

Forum for Development Studies;

campaign for nuclear disarmament CND;

Beating the odds;

NTNU Global;

The Norwegian National MAB-Committee;

Universal Ethics, from the Nordic Perspectives;

Kvinner om kvinners situasjon.

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