Archive for January 14th, 2019

14/01/2019

World ‘Not Yet on Track’ to Ensure Children a Better Future — UN Human Rights Chief

Some Member States have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday [14 January 2019].

@ UNICEF/Sebastian Rich | Five-year-old Kiara makes a sale in a commuter train car in Buenos Aires, the capital. She has been working in the Subte, the city’s mass transit system, selling hairpins and other cheap goods, since she was three years old.

In her opening address to the 80th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, in Geneva – which reviews the records of Member States according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the High Commissioner noted that 2019 marked the pact’s 30th anniversary, and that it was “by far the most widely ratified human rights treaty”.

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14/01/2019

UN Lambasted on High-Level Appointments

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2019 (IPS)* The world’s developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining they are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world body –- despite competent candidates with strong professional and academic qualifications vying for these jobs.

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António Guterres takes the oath of office for his five-year term as UN Secretary-General. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

The 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, says “persistent imbalances in equitable geographic representation in the UN Secretariat are a major concern.”

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14/01/2019

From Fish to Farms to Food Waste: Five Publications that Need to Be on Your 2019 Reading List

Human Wrongs Watch


(FAO)* — 2018 has already come to a close and we all know we have left some things undone. As you plan your New Year’s resolutions, here are 5 reasons you should add these FAO publications to your reading list! *

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1. Because reducing food waste is a good personal resolution

Food loss and waste and the right to adequate food: Every year, one-third of all food produced is lost or wasted across the globe. This is particularly devastating as 821 million people are still going hungry.

This publication makes the connection between food loss and waste and the human right to adequate food. It focuses on the need to develop sustainable global consumption and production systems.

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14/01/2019

Nominate a True Nobel «Champion of a Global Peace Order and Disarmament»

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fredrik S. Heffermehl | Nobel Peace Prize Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service*

nobel-peace-logo-e1506853620930Nobel Peace Prize 2019 – Nomination Deadline: January 31

Nobel Peace Prize Watch is assisting the nomination of qualified candidates and helping a (reticent) Norwegian Nobel Committee refocus on winners that meet Nobel´s intention, to support contemporary ideas of “creating the brotherhood of nations”, a global cooperation on the abolition of arms and military forces.

The Norwegian Nobel awarders need your guidance to be loyal to Nobel´s original idea when this issue was discussed in the Norwegian Parliament last December 167 delegates rejected the idea – only two MPs voted for making knowledge of and respect for Nobel´s peace idea a condition for eligibility to the five-member Nobel peace prize committee.

Please act on the letter from Nobel Peace Prize Watch, share, comment, reprint and spread in newsletter, – and make a nomination and/or encourage others to do so.

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