In Trinidad, 2009, two books were written regarding a nascent activist movement against the plan of the government for smelter in southern lands, untouched forest since the time of Columbus. Both books were written by men, activists in this Anti-Smelter movement.… Read this Post
Shift UN Resources and Access to Women & Grassroots.
Searching for proof or agreement to my belief, by suggested answers on the Internet, I posed the question: “is there a need for UN Reform where the UN supports individual and grassroots level action and activism?” A document on Guidelines for Women’s Empowerment pops up as first of results.… Read this Post
At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that was held in Cairo in 1994, the international community agreed in paragraph 8.25 of the ICPD Programme of Action on a common position regarding abortion: “In no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.… Read this Post
The United Nations states: “The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 5 to 13 September 1994. Delegations from 179 States took part in negotiations to finalize a Programme of Action on population and development for the next 20 years… The ICPD draft Programme of Action builds upon the World Population Plan of Action adopted at the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest, and the 88 recommendations for its further implementation approved at the International Conference on Population in Mexico City in 1984.”
The United Nations also states: “In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets – with a deadline of 2015 – that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.” The 8 MDGs are: End Poverty and Hunger, Universal Education, Gender Equality, Child Health, Maternal Health, Combat HIV/AIDS, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Partnership.… Read this Post