Archive for October 13th, 2018

13/10/2018

Portugal’s Post-Crisis Policies Boosted Growth and Employment – International Labour Organization

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Successful results were supported by social dialogue between government and the social partners.

 
© Miguel M. Almeida | Photo from ILO News.

LISBON, 12 October 2018 (ILO)* – A mix of sound economic and social policies and constructive social dialogue between the government, workers’ and employers’ organizations have helped Portugal recover from the 2008 economic and financial crisis and have driven economic and employment growth, says a new ILO report.

13/10/2018

Imaginative Use of Former Prison Opens New Doors for Refugees

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By Josie Le Blond in Amsterdam*

A pop-up hotel and restaurant run by refugees have given new life to a forbidding Amsterdam building that once housed hardened criminals.

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Hayder Al Saadi, from Baghdad, is the floor manager of A Beautiful Mess restaurant, located in what was the laundry room of Amsterdam’s former jail. © UNHCR/Miquel Gonzalez

13/10/2018

World Food Day: ‘What can I do to help achieve #ZeroHunger?’

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By FAO*

Wasting less, eating better and adopting a sustainable lifestyle are key to building a world free of hunger. The choices we make today are vital for a secure future of food. Here’s a list of simple actions to help you make #ZeroHunger way of life, to help re-connect to food and what it stands for.

Don’t waste food

13/10/2018

‘We Are Afraid’: Anti-Bolsonaro Voters, Journalists Targeted in Wave of Political Violence Across Brazil, Activists Call for Action

According to Agencia Publica, Bolsonaristas have been behind at least 50 separate attacks targeting left-wing activists and groups since Sep 30. 

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Bolsonaro discute violência contra mulheres na Câmara. | Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil | CC BY 3.0 br
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12 October 2018 (teleSUR)* – Thousands of activists, women and young Brazilians marched in Sao Paulo Thursday [11 October 2018] to protest against right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who won the first round of the Brazilian presidential election on Oct. 7.

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13/10/2018

Human Rights Council Election: 5 Things You Need to Know about It

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The United Nations General Assembly held secret-ballot elections for the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 12 October 2018.  As of 1 January next year, the 18 newly-elected States will serve for three years on the UN’s highest inter-governmental body, mandated to protect and promote human rights worldwide.

UN Photo/Manuel Elias | Collection of ballots for the election of members of the Human Rights Council at the General Assembly on 12 October 2018.

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While the institution has been the subject of controversy since its creation in 2006 – culminating in the withdrawal of the USA this past June – UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated that it plays “a very important role” in the UN’s human rights architecture.

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13/10/2018

Continuing Incarceration of Women’s Rights Activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘Reprehensible’ – UN Human Rights Experts

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12 October 2018 — UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights.

UN Photo/Loey Felipe | The flag of Saudi Arabia (centre) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York.

 

UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights.

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