Combat Child Labor
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Combat Child Labor

Turn Rhetoric into Action to Combat Child Labor.. “My Christmas shopping seems to have not cost as much this year”, I overhear a middle-aged lady tell her friend as she…

Human Situation in Globalized World
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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…

Trade and Human Rights
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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…

Leadership in Globalized World
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Leadership in Globalized World

“Think globally, act locally” – David Brower (1912 - 2000) - Friends of earth. “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life,…

Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?
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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…

Democracy in Globalized World
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Democracy in Globalized World

Tony Blair, former British PM, in his memoir "The Journey" Sept 2010, said: "My conclusion, strangely, is not that the power of politics is needed to liberate the people; but…

Price of Peace – UN
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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…

Judiciary Notebook – UN Style
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Judiciary Notebook – UN Style

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Martin Luther King, Jr. Code of…

Democracy and Self-Development
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Democracy and Self-Development

“Development engineering is less about formulas and more about integrity. If an administrator is sensitive to the problems of the public, he can find innovative solutions within the given resources”.…

Mexico and UN Convention Against Corruption
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Mexico and UN Convention Against Corruption

In 2003, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was formed, obliging its States Parties to “implement a wide and detailed range of anti-corruption measures affecting their laws, institutions and…

Violence and Human Rights in Pakistan
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Violence and Human Rights in Pakistan

The unabated violence in Karachi termed as “Target Killing” is continuous since the mid of 1990s. In 2009 alone, 256 people including workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Mohajir…

Appeal to UN General Assembly
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Appeal to UN General Assembly

When you mention a famous race horse, they always ask, “from which stable?”  The stable is important, as it establishes the ancestry, authenticity and the breed. When you name a…

Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?
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Will Gates Foundation Replace the UN?

“Don’t just go for safe projects, take on the really tough problems”, were the words of advice, Warren Buffet, co-trustee of the Gates Foundation, gave to Bill Gates about philanthropy.…

The UN and The Queen
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The UN and The Queen

Will the Queen’s visit to the UN influence the quest for world unity and peace? Or do actions speak louder than words? Whenever you make a trip to Buckingham Palace,…