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Bokoharam Tale of Horror

That night was unusual, the ethereal attribute of the night engulfed Chibok, drowning it’s remnants into an abyss of sorrow and despair. At the stroke of mid-night Chibok, a small town in Borno State lost 300 “protectors of culture” into the hands of the Islamist militant group, Bokoharam. The sectarian violence perpetuated by Bokoharam now seems imperishable, having no scope of reversal. Since 2002 Nigeria has been the victim to huge scale mass killing, abduction, kidnapping at the hands of the Islamist militant group Bokoharam- etymologically “No Western Education”. In…

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ILO Freedom of Association

Core International Labour Organization Convention on the “Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise” 1948 (No. 87) - The Stand of the Government of India and Arguments in favour of its Ratification. Introduction: International Labour Organization (ILO) The International Labour Organization has its origins at the end of the First World War, in 1919 (as part of the Treaty of Versailles) to ensure social justice. It is a unique tripartite system of organization, bringing together governments, employers and workers in its executive bodies. The constitution of the…

Read more about the article Religion and Love to Achieve World Peace
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Religion and Love to Achieve World Peace

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” William Gladstone. Currently we have too many religions in the world. Some of the people from their religious faith believe that their religion is superior to others leading to conflicts and terrorism globally. People must learn that all these different religions are different means to reach God. Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” It…

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Gossip Reporter’s Death Haunts Chinese Media

BEIJING: On a balmy spring day in the capital city of China, a China Radio International (CRI) employee had discovered a dead corpse lying beside the radio station’s apartment complex. Yan Yinan, co-host of the gossip talk-radio program, China Drive, had died in an apparent suicide. It occurred on a Good Friday, which is three days before Christians celebrate Easter. Suicides in the Asia-Pacific region are not rare, especially for people aged in their 20's and 30's, when some feel as if their personal lives and careers have reached a…

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Human Situation in Globalized World

"Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being. As a solitary being, he attempts to protect his own existence and that of those who are closest to him, to satisfy his personal desires, and to develop his innate abilities. As a social being, he seeks to gain the recognition and affection of his fellow human beings, to share in their pleasures, to comfort them in their sorrows, and to improve their conditions of life." Albert Einstein, born on the 14th of March, 1879,…

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Trade and Human Rights

Trade and Human Rights should be treated as separate issues.. It’s plastered across the British press, mentioned on every newspaper front page, broadsheets and tabloids alike. Each TV news channel you flick through is dedicated to David Cameron’s first visit to China as Prime Minister. Whenever there is an important and hugely significant summit between nations and world leaders, criticism and outcry predictably accompanies the meeting, stirred up of course by the media. The British media are particularly notorious for stirring up trouble and whipping the public into frenzy, and…

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Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?

It has been hailed as an inspirational choice. Leaders from across the globe are commending the Nobel Peace Prize committee for honouring a ‘selfless nonconformist political prisoner’ and electing Liu Xiaobo as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. But will the world’s most honourable award actually bring Liu Xiaobo closer to freedom and in doing so, be evolutionary in the democracy movement? During serving his forth prison sentence, Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Naturally the prize…

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Price of Peace – UN

"We the Peoples of the United Nations Determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better…

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Judgment on UN Retirees Common Cause Appeal

“When a judgment and justice be the same?” - quote from ancient Eastern wisdom. More than a year after the appeal was submitted, firstly (May 2009) with the Standing Committee of the UN Pension Fund and after nine months it was presented (August 2009) to the UN Appeals Tribunal, and after an uneventful 80 minute oral hearing session on 22 June 2010, the Tribunal President pronounced its judgement on Thursday, 1 July 2010: “the case was dismissed”. The reasons for this decision will be a month in coming. Why? Especially…

Read more about the article Human Rights in Malawi, is it Misunderstood?
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Human Rights in Malawi, is it Misunderstood?

The United Nations secretary general, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, is to travel to Malawi this weekend to discuss with the country’s president, Mr. Bingu wa Mutharika, among other issues, the 14 year sentencing of a homosexual couple, a sentence which Mr. Ban Ki-moon has described as “violating human rights principles that ban both discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, as well as the criminalization of sexual acts between consenting adults”. The conviction, which dates back to the colonial era laws, has predictably caused shock and outrage to ripple across the…

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Justice is Protecting the Rights of All

“There is enough to serve everyone's need, but not enough to cater to everyone's greed.” Mahatma Gandhi. Human Justice = Human Rights for All. It could also be labeled as Social Justice. Earth Justice = Preserving Nature and the Environment. It could also be labeled as Environmental Justice. Global Justice = Human Justice + Earth Justice. Universal Justice = Global Justice + preserving all elements of our universe including outer space, other planets and our celestial neighbors distant or close. Eternal Justice = Universal Justice + the final account of…

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Untold Story: Why We Do What We Do?

From the Dairies of UN Retirees (1/3 Lump Sum Recipients) Common Cause Appeal # UNAT 2009-001. “Change direction with understanding of (human) evolution here and now, lest you may end up where you started and going nowhere.”  Lao To. Introduction and Background There is background history to the filing of the Common Cause Appeal to the UNAT in August 2009. For most of us retirees, actively served UN and its agencies for many years, we have been passionate about our daily work life because: It was/is the right thing to…

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UN Against Torture

In light of the recent debate on torture in Guantanamo Bay and before that in the infamous Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq as well as the ongoing practices in Israeli jails; there seem to be deliberate silence from some UN top officials on these and similar practices. Although it has been more than 25 years since the UN Convention Against Torture, this inhumane practice is still being used in many countries today. What a shameful moral failure in the face of humanity. Definitions The UN Convention against Torture and Other…

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UN Relief and Development

Human Development is measured by the Human Development Index (HDI) which is a composite index that includes indicators for Health, Education and Income. As such, HDI is used to measure the satisfaction of essential human needs and choices. Poverty in developing countries is a major challenge to development. Investments in human resources are critical elements to alleviate poverty. Better health and nutrition raise labor productivity and improve the performance of students. Studies by the World Bank show that education, particularly at the primary level, has high rates of return on…

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UN Human Rights

The United Nations states “On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights… Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.” View Link… We look forward to your views on these issues: Did the United Nations succeed in advancing the…