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Victory for workers' rights at the United Nations World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"the right of unions to represent UN staff has been restored, bringing to an end the crisis in staff-management relations" "the indigenous peoples spoke as an important voice of the forum ... They came in their warpaint; one indigenous woman explained to me that they consider themselves engaged in a fight to save their forest from exploitation and destruction "
Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"confirms and reinforces the leading role of Latin American countries in endorsing the Convention, thus ensuring that domestic workers enjoy the same basic labour rights as other workers " "A group of Human Rights 'elders' has a sign-up page on the Internet to garner a billion signatures this year for the 60th Anniversary ... I appeal to all CPNN readers to assess their feelings about the UDHR and to consider participating in this endeavor."
Colombia ratifica el Convenio sobre las trabajadoras y trabajadores domésticos Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"[Nota del Editor. Según la OIT, el convenio ya está en vigor en Bolivia, Paraguay, Nicaragua y Uruguay, así como Italia, Mauricio y las Filipinas. No ha sido ratificado y, por supuesto, no está en vigor, por cualquiera de los países más ricos del mundo.] " "I chose Eleanor Roosevelt because of her work in the United Nations and her role as first lady, and how she stood out against segregation and women's rights."
La Colombie ratifie la convention sur les travailleuses et travailleurs domestiques The Three Heroines of Guatemala: The Judge, the Attorney General and the Nobel Peace Laureate
"confirme et renforce le rôle de premier plan des pays d'Amérique latine visant à soutenir cette convention, garantissant ainsi que les travailleurs domestiques jouissent des mêmes droits fondamentaux au travail que les autres travailleurs. " "a historic moment, the first time in history that a former leader of a country was tried for genocide in a national court . . . Guatemala has set an example for the world, away from violence and impunity "
Human Rights Watch: La lutte pour les droits humains en 2013 Facing the Past, Moving Towards the Future
"Parallèlement à tous ces bouleversements, il y a eu également des progrès importants dans le fonctionnement des instruments internationaux de défense des droits humains " "This was when I realized that these castles provide a platform for both Europeans and Africans alike to face the horrible past of the slave trade and figure out a way forward for all of humanity. "
Human Rights Watch: Las pugnas por los derechos en 2013 Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"En medio de esta conmoción, también se realizaron importantes avances en el sistema internacional que contribuye a la defensa de los derechos humanos " "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Human Rights Watch Annual Report: Rights Struggles of 2013 Reflection on Non-violent Training Course, Fletcher School June 2011
"In the midst of all this upheaval, there were also important advances in the international machinery that helps to defend human rights. " "The result of injustices and oppression are the same regardless of where conflict exists, in Palestine, Tibet, Colombia, Burma, and these are just a small number of conflict affected countries."
Open Letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: Join the International Criminal Court Letter from Kivu, Congo
"Taking such steps could ensure access to international justice for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on Palestinian territories, and would send an important message that such crimes cannot be committed with impunity " "in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Northern and Southern Kivu), I am in the process of organizing a movement of youth called Youth for Peace, Love and Development "
Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues? News from JFDHOP (Democratic Republic of Congo)
"Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. " "The actions respond to the new and complex situation in the DRC where the country has established democratically elected institutions at both national and provincial levels"
Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year A letter from the Palestinian Nonviolence Resistance
"We need to work together to ensure that the space, voice and knowledge of civil society is nurtured in all our countries " "throwing stones did not work and suicide bombs definitely did not work. In this new time period we must use the nonviolence method, but even that seems aggressive to the Israeli occupiers"
A year of successes: Tribal peoples’ reasons to celebrate in 2013 Breaking Them Down: Walls that Block People and Walls that Block Words
"Our first priority is to stop the violation of tribal peoples’ most fundamental human rights " "no power can stand up against a mass of people that has crossed the border of despair. That is the lesson of Gaza, January, 2008."
Saudi Arabia: Activists Challenging Status Quo Where Have You Hidden My New Crescent Moon?
"The 48-page report . . . presents the stories of 11 prominent Saudi social and political rights activists and their struggles to resist government efforts to suppress them " " A story that they have to live with all their life — of hoping against hope to find their missing children and often dying without ever finding them."
UNHCR project helps ethnic minority in Fergana Valley get Kyrgyz nationality Empowering Young People to be Agent of Change
"UNHCR's efforts in Kyrgyzstan to help more than 20,000 people of all ethnic groups, including Uzbeks and Tajiks, gain proper identity documents and prevent statelessness " "About 60-70 people from more than 40 countries in the world are currently participating in the 2nd European Regional Intergenerational Forum, International Leadership Training Program in Italy. This program is informed by the principle of reciprocal consultation, learning and empowerment of young emerging human rights leaders and cross pollination of ideas and ideals. "
Global conference, including teachers, commits to fight child labour Peaceful March on the International Day of People with Disabilities
"We won’t eliminate child labour until we have universal education. And we won’t get every child into school until we eliminate child labour. " "People with disabilities are powerful if united."
Docentes en primera línea contra el trabajo infantil North-Kivu, Congo: Peace is needed to stop the use of child-soldiers in the clashes
"No vamos a eliminar el trabajo infantil hasta que no tengamos una educación universal. Y no conseguiremos llevar a todos/as los/as niños/as a la escuela hasta que no erradiquemos el trabajo infantil " "ADECOP strongly recommends ... to the international community to ... to remind the Congolese government its commitments as regards the elimination of the use of children in military activities ..."