UN Human Rights

UN Human Rights

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UN Against Torture

UN Against TortureIn 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.…
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UN Relief and Development

UN Relief and DevelopmentHuman 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.…
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UN Human Rights

UN Human RightsThe 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.”
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